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Dijkstra’s algorithm to optimize flight trajectories

Murrieta Mendoza, Alejandro and Botez, Ruxandra. 8 August 2016. « Dijkstra’s algorithm to optimize flight trajectories ». Substance ÉTS.

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Abstract

The aviation industry is looking for solutions to reduce aircraft emissions released into the atmosphere. One of the solutions optimizes flight paths and traffic control procedures. In this research, a flight optimization method based on Dijkstra’s algorithm is used to find the optimal minimal time path and to simplify cost calculations. Numerous flight simulations with varying date, speed, altitude, and destination showed a 2% decrease in the amount of fuel consumed. This reduction, in addition to representing a saving for airlines, results in decreasing pollution released into the atmosphere.

Item Type: Non-peer reviewed article published in a journal or magazine
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flight trajectory, LARCASE
Professor:
Professor
Botez, Ruxandra
Affiliation: Génie de la production automatisée
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 16:30
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 16:30
URI: http://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/14482

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