Her PhD thesis about “Network-wide Robust Climate Optimal Aircraft Trajectory Planning” falls within the trajectory optimization research line with a clear focus on reducing climate impact.
With the supervision of Manuel Fernando Soler Arnedo, Fateme’s thesis aims to help determine more efficient climate-aware aircraft trajectories. In her research, she is working to develop network-wide climate optimal aircraft trajectory planning algorithms since she claims that “determining aircraft trajectories independently is not practical for real traffic scenarios due to the associated interactions and impact at the network scale. “
These algorithms consider probabilistic climatic hotspots to assess complexity and capacity reductions and then find a set of trajectory modifications in order to have an efficient climate-oriented ATM network system. This will help find climatic-resilient solutions in computational times that are compatible with operations.