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Course Overview

Software Overview Agenda Instructors Fees & Registration


The MITRE Corporation (MITRE) uses medium resolution simulation to understand airport capacities and has now brought its runwaySimulator tool to the public.

runwaySimulator Training

The training course for runwaySimulator takes place over three days and successful completion of the course is required in order to gain access to the tool.

The course will take place in McLean, VA at MITRE's campus, which is located at 7596 Colshire Drive, McLean, VA, 22102. Each training session will last approximately six to seven hours a day for each of the three days. While there will be periodic breaks throughout the trainings, it is safe to assume that the trainings plus breaks will consume most of an 8-hour day.

The software will be installed on the first day of training. Participants will be shown presentations going over various aspects of the model and they will be asked to follow along with examples on their own computer during each session. This is to ensure that participants feel comfortable using the model and get experience with the tool before completion of the training. Please see the agenda to get a better idea of what the training will cover each day.

Upon registering for the course you will be contacted by a member of MITRE's legal department who will work with you to get a software license in place. The license agreement limits the use of the software to the modeling of U.S. airports by analysts who have attended the training. The license agreement must be signed by both parties prior to your arrival at the course.

Each student will need to bring their own laptop running Windows 7+ and Java JDK. Free versions of a JDK that have been tested with the software include Amazon Corretto (versions 8 through 19), available here. Oracle Java JDKs past Java 8 (Java 9 and above) have not yet been tested with the software. Contact us if you have any questions about this part of the process. It is strongly suggested that students run runwaySimulator on a 64-bit machine. Students will need to be able to connect to the internet wirelessly and access their work email so they can gain access during class to a special link containing the software. Note, this class will be recorded.

Your health and safety are important to us. All visitors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must present valid proof (a vaccination card or photo of a valid card) upon request at check-in. A Visitor Attestation Form must be completed before being badged and gaining access to any MITRE campus or site each day. The attestation affirms that you will comply with MITRE's health and safety protocols. Masking is optional.

7110.65 -- The ATC rules for how aircraft should be separated

ACRP Report 79 Evaluating Airfield Capacity -- The ACRP Report looking at the best uses of various airfield capacity models

The FAA's Airport Capacity Profiles -- Capacity profiles for each of the CORE 30 airports (plus a few additional airports) modeled using runwaySimulator. Useful for seeing how capacity curves are applied and shown in the real world.



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