Date of Award

Spring 2015

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics


Aeronautics and Astronautics

First Advisor

Dengfeng Sun

Committee Chair

Dengfeng Sun

Committee Member 1

Inseok Hwang

Committee Member 2

Jianghai Hu


Air traffic management under uncertain weather impact is a difficult problem. In this thesis, by dividing the whole air traffic systems into small cells, a new method using database to integrate weather and flight data is proposed. An algorithm has been developed to project weather data onto cells. This research also uses a predictive view to find ights which are affected by severe weather. And a prototype detour algorithm is applied on those flights based on the status information of each cell.