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Aircraft trajectory simulator using a three degrees of freedom aircraft point mass model
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Aeronautical engineering
Information
Abstract
Aircraft Operators Companies (AOCs) are always willing to keep the cost of a flight as low as possible. These costs could be modelled using a function of the fuel consumption, time of flight and fixed cost (over flight cost, maintenance, etc.). These are strongly dependant on the atmospheric conditions, the presence of winds and the aircraft performance. For this reason, much research effort is being put in the development of numerical and graphical techniques for defining the optimal trajectory. This paper presents a different approach to accommodate AOCs preferences, adding value to their activities, through the development of a tool, called aircraft trajectory simulator. This tool is able to simulate the actual flight of an aircraft with the constraints imposed. The simulator is based on a point mass model of the aircraft. The aim of this paper is to evaluate 3DoF aircraft model errors with BADA data through real data from Flight Data Recorder FDR. Therefore, to validate the proposed simulation tool a comparative analysis of the state variables vector is made between an actual flight and the same flight using the simulator. Finally, an example of a cruise phase is presented, where a conventional levelled flight is compared with a continuous climb flight. The comparison results show the potential benefits of following user-preferred routes for commercial flights.
International
Si
Congress
3rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems
960
Place
Naples
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-2-917490-24-2
Start Date
28/05/2013
End Date
30/05/2013
From page
132
To page
135
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Application and Theory of Automation in Command and Control Systems (ATACCS 2013).
Participants
  • Autor: Javier Garcia-Heras Carretero (UPM)
  • Autor: Fco. Javier Saez Nieto (UPM)
  • Autor: Ricardo Roman Cordon (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Navegación Aérea
  • Departamento: Infraestructura, Sistemas Aeroespaciales y Aeropuertos
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