Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Andrew J. Geyer, PhD.
Raymond R. Hill, PhD.
This paper introduces a new approach to identify the shortest path across a stochastic network with correlated random arcs utilizing nonparametric samples of arc lengths. This approach is applied to find optimal aircraft routes that minimize expected fuel consumption for a given airspeed utilizing predicted wind output from NWP ensemble models. Results from this new methodology are then compared to the current fuel minimization route planning method that utilizes deterministic NWP wind data for arc lengths. Comparisons are also made to other previously proposed alternative fuel minimization methodologies that utilize mean and median wind data calculated from NWP ensemble wind data.
DTIC Accession Number
Boone, Stephanie M., "Shortest Path across Stochastic Network with Correlated Random Arcs" (2018). Theses and Dissertations. 1741.