Bilge Atasoy research projects

This page reports only the academic work registered in the databases of the Transport and Mobility Laboratory, and is not necessarily a comprehensive list of the work by Bilge Atasoy.

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myTOSA: catenary-free 100% electric urban public mass-transportation system
Sponsor: Commission pour la technologie et de l'innovation, Office Fédéral de la formation professionnelle et de la technologie.
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Jianghang Chen (PM), Bilge Atasoy, Tomás Robenek
Period: March 01, 2012-September 30, 2013
myTOSA is a simulation tool for the dimensioning, commercial promotion and case study set-up for ABB's revolutionary "catenary-free" 100% electric urban public mass-transportation system TOSA 2013. The objective of the project is to provide a simulation tool that will allow ABB to perform the proper dimensioning, promote the commercial idea and allow for specific study cases for the implementation of ABB's new public electric transportation concept, namely TOSA 2013.
CLIP-AIR concept: Integrated schedule planning for a new generation of aircrafts
Sponsor: EPFL Middle East
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Bilge Atasoy (PM), Matteo Salani (PM)
Period: November 01, 2010-December 31, 2013
Sustainability has become a key topic in transportation in the last decades where the aim is to reduce the impact of transportation on the environment. One of the most important paths toward sustainability in this sector is to optimize transportation operations required in several dimensions to fulfill a given transport demand. To achieve this goal in the context of multimodal transport, there is a clear need for flexibility in capacity. This flexibility is adequately provided by a new concept developed at EPFL, named Clip-Air, for air transport. Clip-Air is a modular innovative aircraft with detachable load units which enable to adjust at best capacity according to demand. The decoupling of the load (capsules) and carrying units (wings) allows for simplified fleet management and maintenance operations for airlines and is expected to improve the ground operations for airports. Clip-Air also provides effective possibility of combining commercial freight and passengers on the same flight without any compromise in comfort. Besides, Clip-Air is designed to operate in a multi-modal context and is expected to improve the multi-modality concept by allowing a better integration between air transport and other transport modes. The objective of this research is to assess the actual impact of Clip-Air’s modularity on demand satisfaction, operational costs and environmental issues at the system level. The contributions will consist of models and algorithms designed to perform comparative analysis of operations of airlines and airports in various scenarios.
OPTIMA: Inferring transport mode preferences from attitudes
Sponsor: LaPoste
Team: Michel Bierlaire (PI), Anne Curchod (PM), Aurélie Glerum, Bilge Atasoy, Antonin Danalet
Period: February 01, 2009-June 30, 2012
Swiss Post and PostBus have launched a research project to optimize mobility in cooperation with the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), represented by EPFL Transportation Center, under Professor Michel Bierlaire. This will show the market potential for combined mobility. Among other things it will look at the factors that influence travellers in their choice of transport. At a later stage, target group-specific new transport offerings and services will be developed and tested, which will have a lasting influence on this choice. The three years research project is conducted by Professors Vincent Kaufmann (LASUR) and Michel Bierlaire (TRANSP-OR).
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