Arrival Manager (AMAN) Workstation

Purpose

The Arrival Manager(AMAN) system prototype as a part of The Complex of Prototyping Tools provides assistance in metering and sequencing the arrival traffic flow. AMAN is intended to solve the "bottleneck” problem of the ATM system (problems on the airfield and in the terminal area). The conflicts (violation of separation standards) in the terminal area and on the runway are predicted based on actual flight plans. AMAN helps to regulate the arrival traffic flow. Regulation measures include en-route speed changing, STAR and STAR en-route transition changing. AMAN’s recommendations are sent to the ATC controller and the controller decides whether to accept or reject them.

The main feature of the AMAN prototype is a global optimization algorithm that enables to obtain a conflict-free arrival traffic flow. The optimization criterion is to minimize overall aircraft delays.

The main functions

  • Analysis of the arrival flow, detection of separation standards violations on the runway threshold and in the airport terminal area
  • Manual search for solutions to regulate the arrival flow
  • Automatic optimization procedure to regulate the arrival flow
  • Support for ATC controllers

User Interface Example

The figure below demonstrates an example of the user interface of our AMAN prototype. Airport runways are represented as vertical bars with timelines. Arriving and departing flights are represented as strips attached to runway bars in accordance with their planned landing or take-off times.

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