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Urban Air Mobility Research at the DLR German Aerospace Center - Getting the HorizonUAM Project Started

Schuchardt, Bianca Isabella and Becker, Dennis and Becker, Richard-Gregor and End, Albert and Gerz, Thomas and Meller, Frank and Metz, Isabel Carole and Niklaß, Malte and Pak, Henry and Shiva Prakasha, Prajwal and Schier-Morgenthal, Sebastian and Schweiger, Karolin and Sülberg, Jean Daniel and Swaid, Majed and Torens, Christoph and Zhu, Chen (2021) Urban Air Mobility Research at the DLR German Aerospace Center - Getting the HorizonUAM Project Started. In: AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021. AIAA Aviation Forum, 2021-08-02 - 2021-08-06, virtual. doi: 10.2514/6.2021-3197. ISBN 978-162410610-1.

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Efficiency, safety, feasibility, sustainability and affordability are among the key characteristics of future urban mobility. The project “HorizonUAM - Urban Air Mobility Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)” provides first answers to this vision by pooling existing competencies of individual institutes within DLR. HorizonUAM combines research about urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles, the corresponding infrastructure, the operation of UAM services, as well as public acceptance and market development of future urban air transportation. Competencies and current research topics including propulsion technologies, flight system technologies, communication and navigation go along in conjunction with the findings of modern flight guidance and airport technology techniques. The project analyses possible UAM market scenarios up to the year 2050 and assesses economic aspects such as the degree of vehicle utilization or cost-benefit potential via an overall system model. Furthermore, the system design for future air taxis is carried out on the basis of vehicle family concepts, onboard systems, aspects of safety and security as well as the certification of autonomy functions. The analysis of flight guidance concepts and the sequencing of air taxis at vertidromes is another central part of the project. Selected concepts for flight guidance, communication and navigation technology will also be demonstrated with drones in a scaled urban scenario. This paper gives an overview of the topics covered in the HorizonUAM project, running from mid-2020 to mid-2023, as well as an early progress report.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143647/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Urban Air Mobility Research at the DLR German Aerospace Center - Getting the HorizonUAM Project Started
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schuchardt, Bianca IsabellaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1251-3594UNSPECIFIED
End, AlbertUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9837-9762UNSPECIFIED
Metz, Isabel CaroleUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7463-3949UNSPECIFIED
Niklaß, MalteUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6760-8561UNSPECIFIED
Pak, HenryUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6259-3441UNSPECIFIED
Schier-Morgenthal, SebastianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0002-9987-4869UNSPECIFIED
Schweiger, KarolinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8498-9535UNSPECIFIED
Swaid, MajedUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3017-4680UNSPECIFIED
Torens, ChristophUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0651-4390UNSPECIFIED
Zhu, ChenUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4320-4826UNSPECIFIED
Date:28 July 2021
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition, AIAA AVIATION Forum 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:urban air mobility, air taxi, vertidrome
Event Title:AIAA Aviation Forum
Event Location:virtual
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:2 August 2021
Event End Date:6 August 2021
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 - Integrated Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig , Cochstedt , Hamburg , Köln-Porz , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Institute of Propulsion Technology
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics
Air Transport Operations
Institute of Flight Systems > Unmanned Aircraft
Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
National Experimental Test Centre for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Institute of Flight Guidance > ATM-Simulation
Deposited By: Schuchardt, Dr.-Ing. Bianca Isabella
Deposited On:23 Sep 2021 08:47
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:43

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