Use of Computer Simulation to Assure Success of Cargo Handling Automation 880964
Automated cargo systems are becoming more complex as greater volumes of air freight must be handled in less time with lower costs.
The risk associated with implementing these systems is demanding that more sophisticated techniques be exploited in their design. Computer simulation affords a means of prototyping a design in software before configuration commitments must be made.
This paper provides an introduction to simulation and the major pitfalls to be avoided.
The application of simulation to an actual air cargo system is discussed along with the use of computer graphics to animate system behavior.