, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 205-213

Neural Nets Trained by Genetic Algorithms for Collision Avoidance

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As air traffic keeps increasing, many research programs focus on collision avoidance techniques. For short or medium term avoidance, new headings have to be computed almost on the spot, and feed forward neural nets are susceptible to find solutions in a much shorter amount of time than classical avoidance algorithms (A *, stochastic optimization, etc.) In this article, we show that a neural network can be built with unsupervised learning to compute nearly optimal trajectories to solve two aircraft conflicts with the highest reliability, while computing headings in a few milliseconds.