University of Nottingham > School of Computer Science > Automated Scheduling Planning and Optimisation > Air Transportation Research

Optimising stand operations

(2009 - ongoing)

Increasing predictability to increase system performance

Modern airports are complex environments, where many different operations are performed in parallel. Many resource allocation problems occur at the stands and this project, funded by EPSRC and NATS, considers some of these. This project currently considers baggage sorting station allocation and will move on to consider other operations, with the intention that increased predictability of efficiency of operations will positively affect flight time predictions, with a beneficial effect upon the rest of the network.