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Title: A spatial, temporal complexity metric for tactical air traffic control
Authors: Wee, Hong Jie
Lye, Sun Woh
Pinheiro, Jean-Philippe
Keywords: Air Traffic Command and Control
Air Navigation and Surveillance
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Wee, H. J., Lye, S. W., & Pinheiro, J.-P. (2018). A spatial, temporal complexity metric for tactical air traffic control. Journal of Navigation, 71(5), 1040–1054. doi:10.1017/S0373463318000255
Series/Report no.: Journal of Navigation
Abstract: Tactical monitoring and controlling of air traffic is becoming increasingly difficult to manage for Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) owing to an increasingly complex traffic flow. A dynamic tactical complexity model, herein known as Conflict Activity Level (CAL), has been developed and is presented in this paper. This can be achieved either by establishing an overall score for an entire region or sub-regions of interest as specified by user's input location and time. This is done by evaluating the likely aircraft flight shape profile based on its current and projected position and trajectory. From the flight shape profile, CAL values are computed based on instantaneous existing traffic numbers in the overall region or sub-regions of interest. The proposed complexity approach shows good agreement with other methods in terms of ranking the order of complexity of various air traffic scenarios and the key influencing factors contributing to conflict.
ISSN: 0373-4633
DOI: 10.1017/S0373463318000255
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Research Centres: Air Traffic Management Research Institute 
Rights: © 2018 The Royal Institute of Navigation. This paper was published in Journal of Navigation and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of The Royal Institute of Navigation. The published version is available at: []. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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