Search strategy in a complex and dynamic environment: the MH370 case

  title={Search strategy in a complex and dynamic environment: the MH370 case},
  author={Stefan Ivi'c and Bojan Crnkovi'c and Hassan Arbabi and Sophie Loire and Patrick Clary and Igor Mezi'c},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Search and detection of objects on the ocean surface is a challenging task due to the complexity of the drift dynamics and lack of known optimal solutions for the path of the search agents. This challenge was highlighted by the unsuccessful search for Malaysian Flight 370 (MH370) which disappeared on March 8, 2014. In this paper, we propose an improvement of a search algorithm rooted in the ergodic theory of dynamical systems which can accommodate complex geometries and uncertainties of the… 
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