CS812 High Level Design and Modeling, Semester II, 2003-04


Assignment I

Title: Airport Runway Simulation System Using SystemC
Submission Deadline: Midnight, April 7, 2004
Submission Procedure: Send E-mail to anup@cse... with subject as CS812

Consider an airport with one runway and twelve gates (G0..G11).

Departing planes leave from one of the gates, join the departure queue at the runway after taxiing for 3 minutes, and finally when they reach the head of the queue, take off occupying the runway for 2 minutes. Thus, the departing planes are in one of three positions - 1: at the gate; 2: at the runway queue; and 3: on the runway. If the departure queue is full, they have to wait at the gate.

Arriving planes occupy the runway for 2 minutes, then take another 3 minutes to reach their gate. If the runway is busy when a plane arrives, it has to keep circling, but for no more than 15 minutes. If multiple planes issue arrival requests, they are placed on an arrival queue. Arriving planes are in one of three positions - 1: circling; 2: on the runway; and 3: at the gate.

Develop a SystemC model to simulate the runway system. Treat all the numbers used above (2 minutes, etc.) as variable. Assume the arriving or departing planes issue some signal to the controller when they are ready to fly/land. Make any reasonable assumptions. Feel free to add any other features to make the simulation realistic.

Would the runway assignment strategy be different if all the flight schedules were known in advance (random delays would still need to be incorporated)?

Extend your design to the case where there are 2 or 3 runways. Check by simulations if it is worth assigning dedicated runways for arriving and departing flights.

Please contact Dr. Preeti Ranjan Panda for any clarifications.

Last Updated March 18, 2004