A micro-simulation of airport passengers with advanced traits

Ma, Wenbo & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (2012) A micro-simulation of airport passengers with advanced traits. In Grant, I. (Ed.) 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, Optimage Ltd., Brisbane, QLD.


An approach for modeling passenger flows in airport terminals by a set of devised advanced traits of passengers is proposed. Advanced traits take into account a passenger’s cognitive preferences which would be the underlying motivations of route-choice decisions. Basic traits are the status of passengers such as travel class. Although the activities of passengers are normally regarded as stochastic and sometimes unpredictable, we advise that real scenarios of passenger flows are basically feasible to be compared with virtual simulations in terms of tactical route-choice decision-making by individual personals. Inside airport terminals, passengers are goal-directed and not only use standard processing check points but also behave discretionary activities during the course. In this paper, we integrated discretionary activities in the study to fulfill full-range of passenger flows. In the model passengers are built as intelligent agents who possess a bunch of initial basic traits and then can be categorized into ten distinguish groups in terms of route-choice preferences by inferring the results of advanced traits. An experiment is executed to demonstrate the capability to facilitate predicting passenger flows.

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ID Code: 54425
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: micro-simulation, advanced traits, passengers, airport
ISBN: 9780956533319
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Wenbo Ma and Prasad Yarlagadda
Deposited On: 31 Oct 2012 22:54
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2015 02:12

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