Reasonably optimal utilisation through evolution (ROUTE) in airspace design

Thomas Lawson, Linda Yang

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The underlying navigation technology that enables the navigation of aircraft through airspace is improving, allowing aircraft to navigate waypoints that do not need to be previously defined, no longer being confined to antiquated navigational aids. From this the opportunity is arising to create highly optimized airspace that can change its design on the fly in reaction to the environment. This paper presents a novel approach towards route finding in airspace design using computational evolution. The proposed method, ROUTE, can create new airspace designs in reaction to changing environmental constraints, optimising for fuel burn (therefore cost and emissions) as well as noise disturbance, and route length.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Future Technologies Conference 2019
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-32523-7
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-32522-0
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2019
EventFuture Technologies Conference 2019 - San Francisco, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Oct 201925 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceFuture Technologies Conference 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CitySan Francisco


  • air space
  • genetic algorithms
  • dynamic airspace
  • constrained optimisation


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