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Title: Developing a decision support system for integrating airport operations
Author: Yan, Zhexing
ISNI:       0000 0004 7971 0362
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2015
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In the past few decades, air traffic problems at major airports have been increased significantly, which imposes a high requirement for more efficient cooperation across all airport operations. Thus, determining efficient airport operations is an important and critical problem for airports, airlines, passengers and other stakeholders. In this situation, the complexity of the problem means that an advanced decision support system is needed to guarantee efficient airside airport operations and to mitigate the environmental impact. The research Integrating and Automating Airport Operations has the main purpose to decrease any detrimental effects of airport operations upon the environment. It represents a wide ranging multi-disciplinary and cross-institutional initiative to exploit recent research advances in search methodologies and decision support techniques for air operations (and other related areas). This research has built integrated computational models. As a part of the research, developing Human Machine Interface (HMI) is based on the user interface requirements making a platform to combine the air operation models together, to build a Decision Support System of the airport problem solving environment. Specifically, this thesis makes a contribution to knowledge in the following ways: • It developed a Human Machine Interface that was able to establish acceptable airport view control for airport airside based on schedules and routings. • It presented a unique methodology of developing a Decision Support System using the knowledge of Level Checking System combined with gate and ground model together. • It introduced a validated Decision Support System tool with optimised displayed of the flight schedules and time distribution. • It created a scenario of displaying fuel consumptions with routing adviser to show the energy saving.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EPSRC
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified ; Airport operations ; Decision support system ; Human machine interface