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On Urban Air Mobility Networks

Naser, Fares and Prinz, Sonja Irene Marianne (2021) On Urban Air Mobility Networks. HorizonUAM Symposium 2021, 2021-09-22 - 2021-09-23, Virtual.

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Growing urbanization as well as growing population are one reason for growing traffic congestions. Nowadays, in the city of Hamburg, the average driver spends up to 61 percent more time in traffic. Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is a novel approach to bypass the ground traffic by using aerial vehicles. A key factor for success is a robust and efficient network design, which is the focus of a work package in the HorizonUAM project. In the scope of the first Symposium, first results and methodologies, i.e. for vertiport placement and network metrics, as well as the future vision for the ongoing work will be presented. The overarching approach of the work package is a comparison of two 'rivalling' network design methodologies: the slot- and trajectory-based network design. The former focuses on the time management on defined routes by using a slot-based approach, similar to scheduled ways of transport, whereas the latter has the entire 4D trajectory management at its core, allowing for density-based type of operations. At the symposium, a direct comparison cannot be shown but the expected results include a validated statement on the advantages and disadvantages of the two methodologies. The reference city for this study is Hamburg. In order to find out under what circumstances an urban aerial transfer is more efficient, i.e. takes a shorter overall time compared to a private transport, a comparative simulation study for those two means of transport has been carried out in the reference city. The aerial and corresponding ground traffic connections are scheduled to start at the same time, allowing a comparison between the two metrics travel time and trip length. For the pure trip time, i.e. without additional time for (de-)boarding, a saving of 50%, and for the trip length, a saving of up to 16% could be derived from the simulation data. The full paper has been presented at the AIAA Aviation 2021 conference and published afterwards.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/144357/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:On Urban Air Mobility Networks
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:22 September 2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:UAM, Netzwerk, Network, Urban Air Mobility, Trajectory Management, Slot Management, UAS, UAV
Event Title:HorizonUAM Symposium 2021
Event Location:Virtual
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:22 September 2021
Event End Date:23 September 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 - Air Transport Operations and Impact Assessment
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Institute of Flight Guidance > Controller Assistance
Deposited By: Naser, Fares
Deposited On:28 Oct 2021 09:12
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:43

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