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Convergence Properties of Newton’s Method for Globally Optimal Free Flight Trajectory Optimization (Short Paper)

Authors: Ralf Borndörfer, Fabian Danecker, and Martin Weiser

Published in: OASIcs, Volume 115, 23rd Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2023)


Abstract
The algorithmic efficiency of Newton-based methods for Free Flight Trajectory Optimization is heavily influenced by the size of the domain of convergence. We provide numerical evidence that the convergence radius is much larger in practice than what the theoretical worst case bounds suggest. The algorithm can be further improved by a convergence-enhancing domain decomposition.

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Ralf Borndörfer, Fabian Danecker, and Martin Weiser. Convergence Properties of Newton’s Method for Globally Optimal Free Flight Trajectory Optimization (Short Paper). In 23rd Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2023). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 115, pp. 3:1-3:6, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


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@InProceedings{borndorfer_et_al:OASIcs.ATMOS.2023.3,
  author =	{Bornd\"{o}rfer, Ralf and Danecker, Fabian and Weiser, Martin},
  title =	{{Convergence Properties of Newton’s Method for Globally Optimal Free Flight Trajectory Optimization}},
  booktitle =	{23rd Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2023)},
  pages =	{3:1--3:6},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-302-7},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2023},
  volume =	{115},
  editor =	{Frigioni, Daniele and Schiewe, Philine},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2023.3},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-187642},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2023.3},
  annote =	{Keywords: shortest path, flight planning, free flight, optimal control, global optimization, Newton’s method}
}
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A Discrete-Continuous Algorithm for Globally Optimal Free Flight Trajectory Optimization

Authors: Ralf Borndörfer, Fabian Danecker, and Martin Weiser

Published in: OASIcs, Volume 106, 22nd Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2022)


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We present an efficient algorithm that finds a globally optimal solution to the 2D Free Flight Trajectory Optimization Problem (aka Zermelo Navigation Problem) up to arbitrary precision in finite time. The algorithm combines a discrete and a continuous optimization phase. In the discrete phase, a set of candidate paths that densely covers the trajectory space is created on a directed auxiliary graph. Then Yen’s algorithm provides a promising set of discrete candidate paths which subsequently undergo a locally convergent refinement stage. Provided that the auxiliary graph is sufficiently dense, the method finds a path that lies within the convex domain around the global minimizer. From this starting point, the second stage will converge rapidly to the optimum. The density of the auxiliary graph depends solely on the wind field, and not on the accuracy of the solution, such that the method inherits the superior asymptotic convergence properties of the optimal control stage.

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Ralf Borndörfer, Fabian Danecker, and Martin Weiser. A Discrete-Continuous Algorithm for Globally Optimal Free Flight Trajectory Optimization. In 22nd Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2022). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 106, pp. 2:1-2:13, Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)


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@InProceedings{borndorfer_et_al:OASIcs.ATMOS.2022.2,
  author =	{Bornd\"{o}rfer, Ralf and Danecker, Fabian and Weiser, Martin},
  title =	{{A Discrete-Continuous Algorithm for Globally Optimal Free Flight Trajectory Optimization}},
  booktitle =	{22nd Symposium on Algorithmic Approaches for Transportation Modelling, Optimization, and Systems (ATMOS 2022)},
  pages =	{2:1--2:13},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-259-4},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2022},
  volume =	{106},
  editor =	{D'Emidio, Mattia and Lindner, Niels},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2022.2},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-171068},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.ATMOS.2022.2},
  annote =	{Keywords: shortest path, flight planning, free flight, discretization error bounds, optimal control, discrete optimization, global optimization}
}
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