Air navigation platform

This project aims at developing a mobile application in the domain of aeronautics to automatically plan energy efficient flights in 3D.

Flying safer, cheaper, faster are keywords of this new service. This project aims at integrating an automatic route planning system, tightly coupled with the real-time meteorological data, taking into account energy consumption of the mobile device hosting the application. The route will be computed in real time on mobile devices using the information of weather forecast and respecting to the constraints such as airspace/airport restriction and terrain avoidance, etc.

The energy efficient implementation of the routing application is crucial, to provide routing information to the pilot during the entire trip. This becomes challenging, as automatic route planning often requires complex algorithms.

The Transport and Mobility Laboratory (TRANSP-OR) has a strong expertise and a significant scientific track record in mathematical modelling and in the design of optimization algorithms for complex large-scale transportation problems. As aforementioned, the proposed three-dimensional flight route-planning problem is a complex multi-objective optimization problem with challenging requirements. The main task of TRANSP-OR is to fill the gap and design an efficient but robust algorithm to solve the problem.

This project will last 18 months. It is conducted by TRANSP-OR in collaboration with the Xample Sàrl, ICARE Institut de recherche and Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO). It is sponsored by the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI).

Principal investigator Prof. Michel Bierlaire
Project manager Shadi Sharif Azadeh
Sponsor Commission for Technology and Innovation
Period 2014-15
Laboratory TRANSP-OR
External partners Xample Sàrl, ICARE Institut de recherche, HES-SO Valais
Collaboration TRACE