Method of Routing Ships Sailing in Dedicated Environment

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The method for determining the suboptimal route of sailing vessels operating in a restricted area of the sea are proposed in the paper. The dynamics of the environment including weather conditions and speed characteristics of ships sailing are considered. As optimization criterion, measure sailing time T, and the number of maneuvers performed ω, are taken into account. An heuristic algorithm, and the appropriate application routing for fixed starting points and targets is designed in the method. In addition author analyzed the behavior of the algorithm, depending on the number of direction changes of the course, and granularity of the description of the surface of area.

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