28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-7.10.2
UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION OPERATIONS TO REDUCE AVIATION EMISSIONS AND CONTRAILS
B. Sridhar, H. K. Ng*, N. Chen
NASA Ames Research Center, USA; *Univ. of California, USA
Keywords: aviation operations, environmental impact, simulation and optimization, contrails, models
This paper describes the impact of aviation on the environment and the challenge of designing environmentally friendly operational procedures that meet the requirements of safety, capacity and efficiency. A simulation and optimization method is presented to guide decision-making in the presence of uncertainties in the atmospheric and aerodynamic models.
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