Alexandre M. Bayen

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Modeling and Strategic Flow Management Using Decomposition Method

Dengfeng Sun, Alexandre Bayen

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2007, Seattle, Nov 4-7, 2007

Abstract: A new Eulerian-Lagrangian Cell Transmission Model for air traffic flow is developed on a graph-theoretic network flow model constructed from historical air traffic data. The predictive capabilities of the model are successfully validated against recorded air traffic data. A large-scale optimization problem of controlling sector aircraft counts over the National Airspace System is posed as a Mixed Integer Linear Program. The problem is solved using dual decomposition method.

Session title: Air Traffic Management

Session chair: Michael Ball,Professor, University of Maryland, Robert H Smith School of Business, College Park MD 20742, United States, mball@rhsmith.umd.edu

Session time and location: Tuesday, Nov 6, 2007