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Aircraft trajectory optimization as a wireless internet application
KTH, Superseded Departments, Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2391-641X
2004 (English)In: Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information and Communication, no FEB., 85-99 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The problem of finding an optimal aircraft trajectory in close to real time is considered. Using multiple models for different parts of the trajectory, where each model is tailored for the particular conditions, an efficient method has been developed which solves the trajectory optimization problem in a few seconds making interactive use feasible. The different models are used in order to accurately model flight at different conditions such as constant Mach number, constant calibrated airspeed, or constant altitude, using a minimum number of state variables and state equations for each condition. The modeling used and the numerical implementation is described in some detail. A user interface for computing optimal aircraft trajectories using a standard web-browser over the Internet has also been developed. To further illustrate the interactiveness of the developed computational procedures, a mobile Internet implementation has been developed where a cellular phone supporting the Wireless Application Protocol can be used to compute an optimal aircraft trajectory. Copyright

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2004. no FEB., 85-99 p.
Keyword [en]
Aircraft trajectory, Flight path angle, Wireless application protocols, Wireless Internet applications, Aircraft, Drag, Mathematical models, Optimization, Problem solving, Trajectories, User interfaces, Internet
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Aerospace Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157461ScopusID: 2-s2.0-18444411331OAI: diva2:770316

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Available from: 2014-12-10 Created: 2014-12-09 Last updated: 2014-12-10Bibliographically approved

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