A Weather Routing Tool for Unmanned and Manned Aircraft Systems
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM
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A new Aviation Weather Routing Tool AWRT developed by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory ARL addresses the complexity of routing aircraft around adverse weather conditions for a 4-D flight route. The AWRT applies rules-based and physics-based prediction methods to generate atmospheric impacts along the given flight path and for the required forecast period. A route optimization scheme is then used to determine the best alternate routing for aircraft missions if adverse weather will be encountered. The AWRT also takes into account all aspects of the flight mission profile, from launch to recovery, at waypoints along the route, and at all flight altitudes, thus providing a true mission planning and execution routing tool for all aircraft.
- Military Aircraft Operations
- Air Navigation and Guidance