A Trajectory Base Method for Ship's Safe Path Planning

The paper introduces a new algorithmic approach for ship's safe path planning. A new method utilizes a database containing a set of trajectories. An algorithm searches the trajectory base in order to find a safe trajectory that meets the optimality criterion (criteria) selected by the system operator. The method presented can be applied in a navigation Decision Support System. The method can also be adopted for applications in other environments, where similar problem occurs - in navigation of mobile robots or aircrafts. It should be emphasized that dynamic properties of an own ship are included in the calculations. The paper describes assumptions and constraints taken into account in the solution construction process, a presentation of the Trajectory Base Algorithm (TBA) Decision Support System (DSS) and the explanation of the algorithm operation principle. A successful application of the method proposed is confirmed by simulation tests carried out with the use of MATLAB environment. The results of calculations with the use of implemented algorithm are presented and compared with solutions received by an application of an approach based on a heuristic method - the Ant Colony Optimisation. The outcome and achievements are summarized in the conclusions.


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  • Accession Number: 01612270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2016 11:03AM