Departmental Papers (ESE)


Optical communication networks and air traffic management systems share the same fundamental routing problem as both optical packets and aircraft must continuously move within the network, while avoiding conflicts. In this paper, we explore the use of hot potato and deflection routing algorithms, which are established routing methods in optical communication networks, in the conflict-free routing of air traffic. Hot potato algorithms allow the incorporation of conflict resolution constraints into the routing problem, in contrast to most approaches that decouple the optimal routing problem from the conflict resolution problem.

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Conference Paper

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Date of this Version

May 2002


Copyright 2002 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of the 2002 American Control Conference, Volume 1, pages 754-759.

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