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Urban Air Mobility: Vertidrome Airside Level of Service Concept

Schweiger, Karolin and Knabe, Franz and Korn, Bernd (2021) Urban Air Mobility: Vertidrome Airside Level of Service Concept. In: AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021. AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum, 2021-08-02 - 2021-08-06, virtual. doi: 10.2514/6.2021-3201. ISBN 978-162410610-1.

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Official URL: https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2021-3201


The vertidrome, a ground infrastructure supporting vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) operations, is one of the key elements of Urban Air Mobility (UAM). It accommodates UAM airside and landside operations and may provide connection to other transportation modes. A vertidromes’ processing performance needs to be predictable and reliable in order to plan and execute satisfactorily passenger and cargo UAM transportation requests with respect to all stakeholders involved. Therefore, we propose a new performance assessment concept to predict and evaluate the performance of a vertidrome’s airside traffic flow with respect to specific stakeholder requirements, here defined as the passenger, the VTOL-vehicle operator and the vertidrome operator. Based on their individual objectives, each stakeholder defines a specific performance indicator, which in this paper is including but not limited to delay and punctuality. The proposed Vertidrome Airside Level of Service Concept (VALoS) is based on existent performance rating methods (level of service) for highway traffic and airport terminal facilities. After adjusting the level of service paradigm to UAM specifics, a new framework is proposed considering a vertidrome’s airside operation. Furthermore, the applicability of the VALoS framework is demonstrated. For this purpose, two exemplary use cases are defined considering a vertidrome layout change (reduction of gate parking positions) and an off-nominal condition causing deviations from the schedule (deviations of flight time/ gate service time).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143479/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Urban Air Mobility: Vertidrome Airside Level of Service Concept
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schweiger, KarolinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8498-9535UNSPECIFIED
Knabe, FranzUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3097-0310UNSPECIFIED
Korn, BerndUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3598-8971UNSPECIFIED
Date:28 July 2021
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Urban Air Mobility, UAM, Vertidrome, Vertiport, Vertical Take-off and Landing, eVTOL, Airside Performance, Level of Service
Event Title:AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum
Event Location:virtual
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:2 August 2021
Event End Date:6 August 2021
Organizer:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Transport Operations and Impact Assessment
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Schweiger, Karolin
Deposited On:30 Aug 2021 10:04
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:43

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