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Urban Air Mobility Use Cases and Technology Scenarios for the HorizonUAM Project

Asmer, Lukas and Pak, Henry and Shiva Prakasha, Prajwal and Schuchardt, Bianca Isabella and Weiand, Peter and Meller, Frank and Torens, Christoph and Becker, Dennis and Zhu, Chen and Schweiger, Karolin and Volkert, Andreas and Jaksche, Roman (2021) Urban Air Mobility Use Cases and Technology Scenarios for the HorizonUAM Project. HorizonUAM Symposium 2021, 22.-23. September 2021, virtual.

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Abstract

Increasing urbanization and a growing need for mobility are pushing the transport infrastructure in many cities to its limits. Many different mobility solutions are being investigated to solve this problem. In addition to ground-based transportation, Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is discussed as a possible solution to create a new type of urban transport mode, which could fulfill different transport needs in several application fields. The cross-institutional and interdisciplinary research project "HorizonUAM - Urban Air Mobility Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)" brings together a wide variety of DLR departments to research on the vision of Urban Air Mobility. In order to coordinate the different research focuses of the project partners, it is necessary to create a common basis for the upcoming work. Therefore, five different use cases were defined. All use cases are selected in order to cover a broad spectrum of challenges for vehicles, safety, air traffic management, infrastructure and operations. In addition, different types of ground-based infrastructure (vertidromes) and their characteristic properties as well as two different concepts of operation (ConOps) for an on-demand and a scheduled UAM service are considered. For each use case and based on the ConOps, application-specific mission profiles, which form the basis for the design of the vehicles, are outlined. As the future of UAM also strongly depends on technological advances, a short-term (2025+) and a long-term (2050+) scenario capture the development of the most important fields of technology for UAM until 2050. Based on the defined use cases, missions and technology scenarios, various aspects regarding to technical feasibility, efficiency, sustainability, market development potential and social acceptance will be investigated in the course of the project.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/144392/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Urban Air Mobility Use Cases and Technology Scenarios for the HorizonUAM Project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Asmer, LukasLukas.Asmer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5975-5630
Pak, HenryHenry.Pak (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6259-3441
Shiva Prakasha, PrajwalPrajwal.Prakasha (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schuchardt, Bianca Isabellabianca.schuchardt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1251-3594
Weiand, PeterPeter.Weiand (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Meller, Frankfrank.meller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Torens, ChristophChristoph.Torens (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0651-4390
Becker, DennisDennis.Becker (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zhu, ChenChen.Zhu (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4320-4826
Schweiger, KarolinKarolin.Schweiger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Volkert, AndreasAndreas.Volkert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Jaksche, RomanRoman.Jaksche (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9607-9283
Date:22 September 2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Urban Air Mobility, UAM, Use Cases, Technology Scenarios, eVTOL, AAM, Air Taxi, HorizonUAM
Event Title:HorizonUAM Symposium 2021
Event Location:virtual
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22.-23. September 2021
Organizer:DLR
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: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research > Air Transport Research
Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics > Aircraft Design and System Integration
Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Institute of Flight Systems > Unmanned Aircraft
Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Institute of Communication and Navigation > Communications Systems
Institute of Communication and Navigation > Navigation
Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics > Cabin and Payload Systems
Deposited By: Asmer, Lukas
Deposited On:08 Oct 2021 08:52
Last Modified:08 Oct 2021 08:52

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