The objective of the project "Efficient Airport 2030" is the identification of process-driven and technological approaches for improving ground processes in order to increase performance using the example of Hamburg Airport. Future scenarios are defined on the basis of the current situation at Hamburg Airport. In order to identify the potential time savings due to the influence of future indoor navigation systems the Hamburg airport is modeled and simulated by the microscopic simulation software TOMICS based on a typical peak day.
The Institute of Airport Transport and Airport Research developed a method to realistically model how passengers find their path throughout an airport with and without indoor navigation systems. The method comprises of determining the Entropy of rooms (a measure of the transparency resp. quality of signage) of any airport based on “decision points” and “visibility index”. To identify the future spread of indoor navigation systems a forecast based on the diffusion of existing smartphone features is created. The determined time saving values for passengers will be converted into monetary values with the aid of time values and passenger surveys on their consumption behavior.
Benefit Analysis of the Indoor Navigation