The Automated Impacts Routing (AIR) software is advanced route finding technology for air and ground vehicles. The software provides users the ability to find optimized paths through airspace or ground space, taking into consideration multiple and dynamic adverse conditions that can determine mission success or failure.

Graph analytics tools can be used to study a variety of situations, from geographical locations to levels of response.

AIR operates as a Web service or a standalone desktop application. It is platform-independent, and has been successfully tested on Windows and Linux operating systems. The highly efficient application provides the ability to update and change routing during operation based on continuously changing conditions.

Most routing algorithms have limitations, such as finding a path using predefined networks, that limit the solution space for the routing result. AIR overcomes this limitation by allowing entire grids for multiple levels (3D) to be ingested, with values of adverse conditions, e.g., weather, for each grid cell defined for the entire grid. AIR execution results in an optimized path not necessarily along a pre-defined network, lending a complete solution that may not have otherwise been considered.

The Web service version of AIR is capable of asynchronously calculating optimized paths, avoiding adverse conditions and obstacles at multiple resolutions, taking multiple user-defined way-points (mission-critical points to travel to), platform speed, risk level, and 3D volumes/obstacles to avoid as inputs.

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