Author Information

Sarah Elaine HooverFollow

Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

individual

Daytona Beach

Authors' Class Standing

Sarah Hoover, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Sarah Hoover

Lead Presenter's College

DB College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Mentor Name

Mihhail Berezovski

Abstract

The privilege of flight is commonly used in the United States. However, there are many details that must be considered. A major detail that contributes to flight is the flight time. The flight time includes airport location, wind speeds, time of year, and more. The problem presented is the need for a flight time calculator. A flight time calculator will take all the necessary details into account and provide an efficient system to generate a flight plan. To create a flight time calculator, archival data is used and processed through a neural network that trains the data to consider the past flight routes and times and predict future flight routes and times. Additional data is used to determine the latitude and longitude of all the airports in the United States. Using the data sets, and accounting for seasonal winds, the code will provide the ability to determine the best plan for any flight of choice. This research is conducted under an industrial partnership with OneSky Flight and tailored towards private aviation.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark, SURF, Research Abroad, Student Internal Grants, or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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A Creation of Efficiency: The Flight Time Calculator

The privilege of flight is commonly used in the United States. However, there are many details that must be considered. A major detail that contributes to flight is the flight time. The flight time includes airport location, wind speeds, time of year, and more. The problem presented is the need for a flight time calculator. A flight time calculator will take all the necessary details into account and provide an efficient system to generate a flight plan. To create a flight time calculator, archival data is used and processed through a neural network that trains the data to consider the past flight routes and times and predict future flight routes and times. Additional data is used to determine the latitude and longitude of all the airports in the United States. Using the data sets, and accounting for seasonal winds, the code will provide the ability to determine the best plan for any flight of choice. This research is conducted under an industrial partnership with OneSky Flight and tailored towards private aviation.

 

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