2. NPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
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Minimum-energy flight paths for UAVs using mesoscale wind forecasts and approximate dynamic programming
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-12)
Fuel or battery consumption of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be improved by utilizing or avoiding air currents. This thesis adopts a network modeling approach to formulate the problem of finding minimum energy ...