28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-11.7.2
REAL TIME PATH PLANNING METHOD OF AIRCRAFT FORMATIONS
Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
Keywords: formation flight, path planning, steiner forest problem
In this paper, a novel real time path planning method for aircraft formations is proposed. The proposed method aims to make best use of formation flight to improve fuel efficiency. The proposed method utilizes cluster analysis to reduce calculation cost and enable real time calculations for dynamic environments.
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