Control For Energy and Sustainability

EPSRC Programme Grant

[KLM10] N. Kantas, A. Lecchini Visintini, J.M. Maciejowski, Simulation Based Bayesian Optimal Design of Aircraft Trajectories for Air Traffic Management, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Special Issue on “Air traffic management: challenges and opportunities for advanced control”, Vol 24, 10 pp 882-899, Oct., 2010


In this paper, we consider a specific Air Traffic Management problem, where multiple aircraft in a specific region are required to reach a different target zone in the minimum expected time, while maintaining safe separation. The problem is complicated by the presence of random wind disturbances. We propose a realistic policy to automatically generate optimal and safe maneuvres for each aircraft. The parameters of the optimal policy are computed using a sequential Monte Carlo approach.