Assessing ATM performance with simulation and optimisation tools: The APACHE project
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This paper describes the objectives and methodology of the APACHE project, a SESAR Exploratory Research project proposing a new framework to assess European air traffic management (ATM) performance. This framework integrates an ATM simulator prototype used to synthesise scenarios for preops performance assessment, but also needed to compute some novel performance indicators, which require from optimisation or simulation capabilities. This simulator embeds a trajectory planner; an airspace planner; a traffic and capacity planner; and finally, a performance analyser module. An illustrative example is given, showing the successful integration of all these modules, where an initial performance assessment is done for a realistic data set of 24h of traffic over the FABEC airspace.
The work presented in this paper was partially funded by the SESAR Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 699338, as part of the European Unions Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme: APACHE project (http://apache-sesar.barcelonatech-upc.eu/en).
CitationPrats, X., Barrado, C., Vidosavljevic, A., Delahaye, D., Netjasov, F., Crnogorac, D. Assessing ATM performance with simulation and optimisation tools: The APACHE project. A: SESAR Innovation Days. "Proceedings of the 7th SESAR Innovation Days". Belgrade: 2017, p. 1-8.