Simulation of Ground Vehicles Movement on the Aerodrome

Iyad Alomar, Jurijs Tolujevs, Aleksandrs Medvedevs

Procedia Engineering (ISSN: 1877-7058), Vol. 178, pp. 340-348 (2017)
DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.061
Keywords: aerodrome, ground handling vehicles, simulation, optimization, modelling

Open access: DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT Export citation: BibTeX RIS


This research describes the simulation software currently used for modelling of airport operation process, as well as the full description of the developed conceptual model of management of the ground vehicle movement at aerodromes was given. The main purpose of constructing a simulation model is to study the impact of the traffic management on the ground vehicle performance indicators and the safety of aircraft handling processes. One of the major parts of the airlines cost is the cost for ground handling services. To reduce waiting time and downtime of the aircraft on the ground, it is necessary to optimize the use of the resources and the personnel involved in ground handling process. New methods of control start with continuous positioning of mobile objects, and terminating in the transmission of individual control commands to the driver’s seat. The developed simulation model will be used as a testing bed, on which different methods of data collection about mobile objects at the aerodrome will be used.