Electrical Engineering
      and Computer Sciences

Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


UC Berkeley


2010 Research Summary

Path Planning and Control of Aircraft with Uncertain Weather Constraints

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Maryam Kamgarpour, Vera Dadok and Claire Tomlin

National Science and Engineering Research Canada (NSERC) and AFOSR PRET Grant 18796-S2

Currently, weather forecast data is not used in path planning for aircraft. Hence, extreme weather patterns cause large delays in the national airspace. Moreover, in the presence of convective weather, aircraft paths are constrained through narrow regions of the airspace and consequently the potential loss of separation of aircraft is increased. We are developing algorithms that use convective weather data in order to design collision free optimal paths for aircraft.