• Cruise Flight Optimization of a Commercial Aircraft with Winds 

    Ansberry, Stephen Patrick (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    With high prices for fuel and airfare, companies are looking to minimize operational costs. Reducing aircraft fuel consumption is one strategy companies use to lower costs. During flights, commercial aircraft divide the ...
  • Optimal path planning of an unmanned combat aerial vehicle with obstacle avoidance 

    Cihan, Ibrahim Halil (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2016)
    The objective of this study is to optimize path planning for an unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) with obstacle avoidance by minimizing fuel consumption. A nonlinear constrained optimization solver, Fmincon, is used ...