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The Beam Search Algorithm to Optimize Vertical Reference Trajectories

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Murrieta-Mendoza, Alejandro and Beuze, Bruce and Ternisien, Laurane and Botez, Ruxandra Mihaela. 22 March 2017. « The Beam Search Algorithm to Optimize Vertical Reference Trajectories ». [Research article]. Substance ÉTS.

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Abstract

Today, aircraft are vital to the world economic development, however they require an important quantity of fuel to power flights. One way of reducing fuel burn during a flight is to provide a flight reference trajectory that requires minimal fuel consumption. At the Research Laboratory in Active Controls, Avionics and Aeroservoelasticity (LARCASE), an algorithm called the beam search algorithm was implemented to find the most economical combinations of speeds and altitudes for the vertical reference trajectory. Observations showed that, in most cases, the algorithm was able to find the optimal solution, which provided fuel savings of up to 2.99%.

Item Type: Non-peer reviewed article published in a journal or magazine
Refereed: No
Professor:
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Botez, Ruxandra
Affiliation: Génie de la production automatisée
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 14:27
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2018 14:47
URI: http://espace2.etsmtl.ca/id/eprint/15054

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