AirportSim Dan Chak and Professor Hiroshi Ishii / 2004


AirportSim aids an airport manager interested in efficiency to distribute resources throughout
a model airport, balancing cost with customer satisfaction. The AirportSim application
is made up of a number of user-manipulable simulation objects that define the airport layout and parameters, such as check-in counters, waiting areas, and security
checkpoints. Simulation controls affect the simulation globally, including a terror
alert level control that allows the manager to plan for different emergency alert
levels as defined by the United States Department of Homeland Security. As passengers
walk through the virtual airport, the manager can identify bottlenecks and make
changes in real-time to increase the efficiency of the workforce.