Method and system for determining shortest oceanic routes
Brown, Gerald G.
Washburn, Alan R.
MetadataShow full item record
The present application provides systems and methods for quickly determining the shortest route from one arbitrary point in the ocean X to another Y. Specifically, the present application discloses a routing method that accepts two arbitrary points on the ocean and dynamically finds the shortest route between them that avoids a known set of "obstacles". According to an exemplary embodiment, each of these obstacles is a spherical polygon defined by its vertexes, with the adjacent pairs of vertexes connected to each other by bordering great-circle segments.
US 9,541,401 B1