Linbergh Air Traffic Simulator
- Version: 0.1
- Date: Spring 2002
- Authors: Team Lindbergh (me and four other guys)
Design and implementation of a software to simulate air traffic in the region of an airport.
The simulation maintains records of the status of all aircraft within the region and report this information graphically, continuously as it changes over time. Users are able to create traffic patterns and control movements of aircraft within a traffic pattern.
The simulated region is a rectangle, one hundred miles long and eighty miles wide, centered
on the middle of a runway 4000 meters in length and parallel to the long side of the region. Aircrafts enter the region at any point, from any direction, at any altitude, and at any time. Takeoff and landing proceed in one direction on the runway.
There is a taxiway parallel to the runway and of equal length that aircraft use to taxi to or
from the runway. The taxiway is 200 meters from the runway. Taxiways connecting the runway
to the parallel taxiway are in place at each end of the runway and at intervals of 500
meters in between. After landing, aircraft exits the runway at the first connecting taxiway
they reach after decelerating to taxi speed.
There are two “circling corridors,” one to the left of the runway, viewed from the landing
direction, and the other to the right. Each circling corridor is a square twenty miles across
with rounded corners (five-mile radius of curvature). The near side of each circling corridor is parallel to the runway at a distance of ten miles.
- Install file: that's the only file you need in order to run the program. It install what's required and creates
a lunch icon in the Programs menu. (Right-click on the link and then select Save Target As. After download is complete, go to the location where you saved the file install.exe and double-click on it.)
- Specs: This zip file contains just about anything you need to know about this project, i.e. overview, design, installation instructions, etc.
- History: check this out for some info on our patron, Charles Linbergh.
- Some more info on the famous aviator who inspired our instructor.