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Upcoming Meetings and Events, 2017
Title: Commercial Aircraft Passenger Boarding Model
Speaker: Dr. Flanigan
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 6:30PM
Location: Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, Arlington, VA (1st floor auditorium)
Schedule: Networking and refreshments from 6:30 to 7:00, talk from 7:00 to 8:00 with Q&A
Abstract: Commercial aircraft have numerous passenger boarding strategies to optimize the boarding time that often cause delays in airports across the world. These strategies are modeled to identify which one provides the best overall boarding time. The passenger boarding model methodology is presented to describe the variables and factors considered while developing the baseline model, in addition to comparing the results with available boarding data. By developing this baseline model, we may then explore the concept a biometric exit tracking system that will scan the outgoing passengers’ biometric features prior to boarding the plane, and evaluate the impact to airline boarding times. This model is extended to conduct additional analysis to evaluate the passenger growing (or decreasing) satisfaction dependent on which boarding strategy is used.
Bio: Dr. Flanigan supports multiple government sponsors in the early stage systems engineering phases of development. In this position, he often works within an integrated product team structure with government, industry, and academia organizations to plan and execute analytical studies in support of advanced concepts and integrated acquisition strategies. Before arriving at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Dr. Flanigan was a Surface Warfare Officer onboard two AEGIS cruisers and was stationed in Washington, DC. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of active and reserve service. Dr. Flanigan holds the following degrees: B.S. in Physics from the University of Arizona; M.S. in Information Systems and Technology from the Johns Hopkins University; M.S. in Systems Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering and Operations Research from George Mason University. Dr. Flanigan is the vice chair of the Systems Engineering Program for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals. Dr. Flanigan is a member of INCOSE, INFORMS, and MORS.
Location Details: The Auditorium is on the first floor on the East side of the building.
Parking: Free parking available at the library (anytime) or on the street (after 6:00 PM).
Metro: Orange/Silver line to Virginia Square or Ballston (about a 5 minute walk from either station).
RSVP: Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Meetings and Events, 2016
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