A Combined Spatial and Temporal Level of Service Framework for Airport Terminals

"The fundamental units for the measurement of the level of service (LOS) at airport terminals are per passenger space and waiting time. The IATA framework measures passenger density and waiting time separately, which could lead to conflicting measurements when passenger density and waiting time indicates different LOS levels. This thesis therefore aimed to develop a combined spatial and temporal LOS (ST-LOS) framework to guide terminal planning.

Researcher

Dr Tae Hyun (Danny) Kim

Supervisor

Dr Cheng-Lung (Richard) Wu

Level
PhD
Passengers in airport terminal

Automation acceptance in air traffic management

An increased use of automation within the ATM environment is seen to be one possible enabler for a significant capacity increase of the ATM system. However, often automated tools and systems are rejected by the Air Traffic Controllers unwillingness to cooperate with it. This research defines the threshold along the automation dimensions "decision selection" and "action implementation", where the support of the operators tips into skepticism and refusal to collaborate with it.

Researcher

Marek Bekier

Supervisor

Brett Molesworth

Level
PhD
Air traffic control room