School Seminars and Colloquia

Maritime Path Planning in Minefield Threat Environments

Joint ORSUM/Complex Systems Seminar

by Ranga Muhandiramge


Institution: University of Western Australia
Date: Thu 2nd February 2006
Time: 2:15 PM
Location: ICT Lecture Theatre 2, Ground Floor, 111 Barry Street, Carlton.

Abstract: The Defense Science and Technology Organization (DSTO) have funded a project to investigate the ways in which mathematics, and in particular operations research, may be helpful in the problem of minefield path
transit at sea. These include finding minimum risk paths and detection/clearance of mines.

Many different models of the problem will be formulated and solved using different network algorithms. Of particular interested is network weight constrained shortest path problem (WCSPP) formulation and it
relation to the continuous version of the problem. Improvements to the WCSPP algorithm will also be presented.

For More Information: Emma Lockwood tel. 8344-1617 email: e.lockwood@ms.unimelb.edu.au