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    Human control of air traffic trajectory optimizer


    Turnbull, ODN & Richards, AG, 2017, ‘Human control of air traffic trajectory optimizer’. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.


    Supervisory constraints are developed for a trajectory optimizer for air traffic. By choosing to apply combinations of these constraints, a human controller can exercise intuitive influence over how conflicts between aircraft are resolved. This offers a compromise between the flexibility of an automated optimizer and the insight of a human controller. Requirements, such as the sense of resolution,--i.e., which aircraft goes first or over--are encoded as constraints on a mixed-integer linear program. Examples verify that the constraints work as expected and that the computation times required are reasonable.

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