Optimal naval path planning in ice-covered waters

Aksakalli, V, Oz, D, Fuat Alkaya, A and Volkan Aydogdu, Y 2017, 'Optimal naval path planning in ice-covered waters', International Journal of Maritime Engineering, vol. 159, no. A1, 390, pp. 63-75.

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Optimal naval path planning in ice-covered waters
Author(s) Aksakalli, V
Oz, D
Fuat Alkaya, A
Volkan Aydogdu, Y
Year 2017
Journal name International Journal of Maritime Engineering
Volume number 159
Issue number A1
Article Number 390
Start page 63
End page 75
Total pages 13
Publisher Royal Institution of Naval Architects
Abstract The Northern Sea Route (NSR) links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the Arctic and it is critical for global trade as it provides a route between Asia and Europe that is significantly shorter than the alternatives. NSR is soon expected to open for intercontinental shipping due to global warming and thus presents tremendous opportunities for reductions in shipping time, cost, and environmental impacts. On the other hand, facilitating this route requires innovative approaches due to the navigation risks associated with its ice-covered waters. This study presents a graph-theoretical approach for optimal naval navigation in ice-covered sea routes with flexible turn angles based on the idea of large-adjacency grid graphs. Our model allows for asymmetric left and right turn radii as well as turn speeds that vary as a function of the turn angle and it offers natural-looking navigation paths.
Subject Operations Research
DOI - identifier 10.3940/rina.ijme.2017.al.390
Copyright notice © 2017 The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
ISSN 1479-8751
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