Delivery drone route planning over a battery swapping network

Many enterprises invest on drone delivery research and development to drop off packages at consumers’ doorsteps in a matter of minutes. The authors study delivery drone route planning over a battery swapping network allowing farther reach by penetrating current battery capacity constraints. A mixed-integer nonlinear programming model is created to plan efficient drone routing over the swapping machines by minimizing the delivery lead time. The authors develop an exact solution method, evaluate its performance, and compare it with a straightforward nonlinear solver application. A case study highlights the applicability of the model. Data and source code to the solver are publicly shared.


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  • Accession Number: 01774806
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2021 2:37PM