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Simulation Options for Airport Planning (2019)

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Suggested Citation:"Abbreviations and Acronyms." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Simulation Options for Airport Planning. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25573.
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50 ADSIM Airport Delay Simulation Model AMAN Arrival Manager ATC Air Traffic Control CAST Comprehensive Airport Simulation Technology CBA Cost–Benefit Analysis DART Data Analysis Reporting Tool DDFS Design-Day Flight Schedule DMAN Departure Manager FAA Federal Aviation Administration FACET Future Airborne Communications Equipment and Technology FLAPS Flexible Airport Simulation LOS Level of Service MDW Chicago Midway International Airport NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration PAX Passengers PBN Performance Based Navigation QATAR Quick Analysis Tool for Airport Roadways RDSIM Runway Delay Simulation REDIM Runway Exit Design Interactive Model RNAV Area Navigation RNP Required Navigation Performance SESAR Single European Sky ATM Research SID Standard Instrument Departure SIMMOD Airport and Airspace Simulation Model STAR Standard Terminal Arrival Route SWAC Systemwide Analysis Capability TAAM Total Airspace and Airport Modeler TARGETS Terminal Area Route Generation and Traffic Simulation TFM Traffic Flow Management TMA Traffic Management Advisor TRACON Terminal Radar Approach Control TRACS Terminal, Roadway, and Curbside Simulation Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Global business and tourism depend heavily on the efficient operation of airports and movement of passengers, baggage, and cargo across many areas. With increasing demand and connectivity requirements for airports comes the need for more sophisticated simulation and modeling tools to validate design assumptions.

Furthermore, airport design and planning decisions have significant impacts on policy and major capital improvement decisions, which can be supported by simulation and modeling tools at many levels.

ACRP Synthesis 98: Simulation Options for Airport Planning is the result of the collection and analysis of information on current industry practices and on applications of simulation tools for airport planning and design. Credible simulation projects can help airport administrators, designers, engineers, and planners estimate the impact of planned changes on passenger traffic, aircraft traffic, roadway traffic, baggage movements, and other subsystems such as bus and train links and aircraft ground support operations.

The toolsets and processes used to analyze and simulate airport operations have changed significantly since the 1980s, when analysis techniques were limited to general purpose queuing and network analysis concepts or purpose-built simulation tools. These tools have become much more sophisticated and accurate in emulating real-world aircraft, passenger, and vehicle dynamics.

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