Engineering >> Computer Science & Engineering

Air Flights Traffic

by Greg Sweeney


Submitted : Fall 2013

This goal of this project is to use vector operations to predict potential conflict between airplane trajectories. If given parametric equations for x, y, z, one can describe an airplane trajectory as a vector in 3d space using the vector equation of a line. The trajectory’s position and direction vectors provide key information that can be used to find potential conflict with other objects. In fact, one can use the position and direction vectors of any two trajectories to check for potential conflict between their flight paths. One can apply this concept by developing a computer program that predicts conflict between trajectories using position and direction vectors as input.



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Advisors :
Brian Curtin, Mathematics and Statistics
Noureddine Elmehraz, Computer Science & Engineering
Suggested By :
Noureddine Elmehraz