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to Improve the safety, efficiency and capacity of domestic and international air transportation and its infrastructure, utilizing information technology and human centered systems analysis.


Research Areas

  • Air Traffic Management
  • Air Transportation Infrastructure and Economics
  • Aviation Safety and Weather
  • Airline Management and Operations
  • Human Factors
  • Flight Instrumentation
  • Environmental Impact of Aviation

Recent Papers:

Public Funding of Airport Incentives: The Efficacy of the Small Community Air Service Development Grant (SCASDG) Program
Michael Wittman

Development of a High-Preceision ADS-B Based Conflict Alerting System for Operations in the Airport Enviornment
Fabrice Kunzi and R. John Hansman

The Influence Of Runway Occupancy Time And Wake Vortex Separation Requirements On Runway Throughput
Tamas Kolos-Lakatos and R. John Hansman

Evolving Trends of U.S. Domestic Airfares: The Impacts of Competition, Consolidation, and Low-Cost Carriers
Michael D. Wittman and William S. Swelbar
Study dicussed in USA Today article "Southwest's influence on lowering airfares waning"

Human Factors Flight Testing of an ADS-B Based Traffic Alerting System for General Aviation
Sathya Silva, Hongseok Cho, Fabrice Kunzi, and R. John Hansman

Anomaly Detection in Airline Routine Operations Using Flight Data Recorder Data
Lishuai Li and R. John Hansman

Modeling Changes in Connectivity at U.S. Airports: A Small Community Perspective
Michael Wittman and William Swelbar

The Importance of Air Transportation to the U.S. Economy: Analysis of Industry Use and Proximity to Airports
Justin Stilwell and R. John Hansman

Trends and Market Forces Shaping Small Community Air Service in the United States
Michael Wittman and William Swelbar
Study discussed in Wall Street Journal article "Leaner Airlines Mean Fewer Routes"

Airport Characterization for the Adaptation of Surface Congestion Management Approaches
Melanie Sandberg, Tom Reynolds, Harshad Khadilkar and Hamsa Balakrishnan

Human Factors Studies of an ADS-B Based Traffic Alerting System for General Aviation
Sathya Silva, Hongseok Cho, Hang Gao, Fabrice Kunzi, and Professor R. John Hansman

The Impact of Fuel Based Speed Reductions on Controller Conflicts in the National Airspace System
Heiko Udluft and R. John Hansman

An Approach to Analyze Tradeoffs for Aerospace System Design and Operation
Gregory O'Neill and R. John Hansman

Current and Historical Trends in General Aviation in the United States
Kamala Shetty and R. John Hansman

Design and Development of a High-Altitude, In-Flight-Deployable Micro-UAV
Tony S. Tao and R. John Hansman

Assessment of the Ability of Existing Airport Gate Infrastructure to Accommodate Transport Category Aircraft with Increased Wingspan for Improved Fuel Efficiency
Kristina Bishop and R. John Hansman


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