International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Science and Technology | India | Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020 | Rating: 5.3 / 10


Route Optimization and Operation Planning in High - Altitude Areas

Aditya Kumar Sharma [3]


Abstract: This research paper delves into the intricate challenges and considerations inherent in different mountain regions, focusing on the Glacial Region, High - Altitude Region, and Low Altitude Region. Each region presents unique environmental characteristics, from frozen and uninhabited landscapes to rugged terrains with dense forests. The paper emphasizes the importance of efficient transportation and route optimization in high - altitude areas, addressing practical aspects and strategic significance to enhance overall efficiency and safety. Terrain analysis emerges as a critical aspect, with a focus on understanding topography and identifying key features impacting vehicular mobility. Logistical support, human factors, and the impact of altitude on climate and weather are explored, offering insights into load recommendations and physiological responses in varying altitude scenarios. The utilization of animal transport, particularly mules, is examined for optimizing transportation logistics. Maximum load capacities, daily mileage planning, and balancing load are detailed, highlighting the meticulous approach required for mule deployment over diverse terrains. Infrastructure challenges, including surface communications, roads, and transportation, are discussed, along with the complexities of actual distance vs. map representation. The paper explores the role of advanced technologies, such as adaptive routing algorithms and remote sensing, in optimizing transportation routes. The final sections address the importance of multi - modal transportation, collaboration with civil authorities, and ensuring security and safety in high - altitude environments. The paper concludes by examining contour analysis as a meticulous process for route optimization, emphasizing elevation gain and loss, slope assessment, and strategic use of contour lines in planning routes.


Keywords: Mountainous terrain, High - Altitude Operations, Route Optimization, Transportation Planning, Contour and Terrain analysis, Distance - Time Planning


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 3, March 2020,


Pages: 1636 - 1643


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