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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jemal Antidze
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Prof. Jemal Antidze
I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
I'm happy to take on the position of editor in chief of LNSE. We encourage authors to submit papers concerning any branch of Software Engineering.

LNSE 2015 Vol.3(4): 279-284 ISSN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2015.V3.204

Route Optimization Method for Unmanned Air Vehicle Launched from a Carrier

Halil Savuran and Murat Karakaya
Abstract—In this paper, we propose a route optimization method for a carrier-launched Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV). In a real life use case, the carrier keeps on moving on its own route as the UAV executes its own mission of visiting the targets dispersed on a geographical area. Due to carrier mobility, determining the UAV take-off and land-on locations with a route which minimizes the total tour length is a crucial research question and a practical challenge. In order to resolve this problem, we have designed a solution based on the Genetic Algorithm (GA). We have observed the performance of the proposed approach on some well-known TSP problems by comparing its results against the results of the Nearest Neighbor (NN) heuristic.

Index Terms—Carrier-launched unmanned air vehicle, genetic algorithm, mobile depot, nearest neighbor heuristic, route plan optimization, traveling salesman problem, vehicle routing problem.

Halil Savuran is with the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences of Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail: savuran.halil@student.atilim.edu.tr).
Murat Karakaya is with the Department of Computer Engineering of Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey (e-mail: murat.karakaya@atilim.edu.tr).

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Cite: Halil Savuran and Murat Karakaya, "Route Optimization Method for Unmanned Air Vehicle Launched from a Carrier," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 279-284, 2015.

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