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Sensitivity Analysis of Urban Air Mobility Aircraft Design and Operations Including Battery Charging and Swapping

Ratei, Patrick and Naeem, Nabih and Shiva Prakasha, Prajwal and Nagel, Björn (2021) Sensitivity Analysis of Urban Air Mobility Aircraft Design and Operations Including Battery Charging and Swapping. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrt Kongress (DLRK) 2021, 2021-08-31 - 2021-09-02, Bremen, Germany and Virtual.

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Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is an evolving concept of passenger transportation providing on-demand flights within metropolitan environments, wherefore typically fully electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft are designed. Due to the underlying battery energy constraints, the design of UAM aircraft is very sensitive. Apart from the design considerations, the impact of aircraft operations on the entire UAM transport network must be examined. As there is no data from real world operations available, this research paper utilizes a system of systems simulation framework. The underlying approach offers the possibility of studying several UAM aircraft design and operations aspects. In a case study, aircraft design aspects regarding the payload capacity, the mission profile, and the reserve requirement are studied. Furthermore, the aircraft operations aspects are focused on the turnaround procedures, the passenger demand, and the cruise speed. The multi-level sensitivity analysis ranging from the subsystem over the system of interest to the system of systems level allows to trace the most sensitive aspects. Especially, the sensitivity analysis of battery fast-charging and swapping shows the importance of holistic system of systems investigations for the successful development of UAM aircraft and services.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/148033/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Sensitivity Analysis of Urban Air Mobility Aircraft Design and Operations Including Battery Charging and Swapping
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Ratei, PatrickUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5161-8025UNSPECIFIED
Naeem, NabihUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3144-3045UNSPECIFIED
Shiva Prakasha, PrajwalUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5694-5538UNSPECIFIED
Nagel, BjörnUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8076-9853UNSPECIFIED
Date:2 September 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Urban Air Mobility, eVTOL, Conceptual Aircraft Design, System of Systems, Agent-Based Simulation
Event Title:Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrt Kongress (DLRK) 2021
Event Location:Bremen, Germany and Virtual
Event Type:national Conference
Event Start Date:31 August 2021
Event End Date:2 September 2021
Organizer:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt - Lilienthal-Oberth e.V. (DGLR)
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, L - Aircraft Technologies and Integration
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics
Deposited By: Ratei, Patrick
Deposited On:10 Jan 2022 07:35
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:46

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