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Title: Optimal assignment of time of departure under severe weather
Authors: Xue, D 
Sun, R
Hsu, LT 
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Journal of aeronautics, astronautics and aviation, 2019, v. 51, no. 4, p. 355-368
Abstract: Severe weather poses a significant threat to flight safety and operation efficiency. A rerouting path is essential for aircraft to elude severe weather. Two issues related to rerouting are how to design a flight path and how to reduce operation time. We adopted ant colony optimization to design flight paths. The optimal time of departure was achieved through sensitivity analysis on various weights. Compared with current ground delay programs, the proposed solution can obtain the balance between total time and fuel consumption.
Keywords: Air traffic management
Fuel consumption
Ant colony optimization
Time cost
Real-time reroute
Publisher: Aeronautical and Astronautical Society of the Republic of China
Journal: Journal of aeronautics, astronautics and aviation 
ISSN: 1990-7710
EISSN: 1990-7729
DOI: 10.6125/JoAAA.201912_51(4).02
Rights: Aeronautical and Astronautical Society of the Republic of China¬© All RIGHTS RESERVED
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