Aerial Spray Deposition Management Using the Genetic Algorithm

  • W. D. Potter
  • W. Bi
  • D. Twardus
  • H. Thistle
  • M. J. Twery
  • J. Ghent
  • M. Teske
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1821)


The AGDISP Aerial Spray Simulation Model is used to predict the deposition of spray material released from an aircraft. The prediction is based on a well-defined set of input parameter values (e.g., release height, and droplet size) as well as constant data (e.g., aircraft and nozzle type). But, for a given deposition, what are the optimal parameter values? We use the popular Genetic Algorithm to heuristically search for an optimal or near-optimal set of input parameters needed to achieve a certain aerial spray deposition.


Genetic Algorithm Droplet Size Spray Parameter Maximum Fitness Swath Width 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. D. Potter
    • 1
  • W. Bi
    • 1
  • D. Twardus
    • 2
  • H. Thistle
    • 2
  • M. J. Twery
    • 2
  • J. Ghent
    • 2
  • M. Teske
    • 3
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence CenterUniversity of GeorgiaUSA
  2. 2.United States Department of AgricultureForest ServiceUSA
  3. 3.Continuum DynamicsPrinceton

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