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Public acceptance and noise considerations in urban air mobility research - Intermediate results of DLR's HorizonUAM project

Schuchardt, Bianca Isabella and Stolz, Maria and End, Albert (2022) Public acceptance and noise considerations in urban air mobility research - Intermediate results of DLR's HorizonUAM project. Quiet Drones 2022, 27.-30.06.2022, online.

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Abstract

The project "HorizonUAM - Urban Air Mobility Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)" pools existing competencies of eleven institutes within DLR. The project combines the research about urban air mobility (UAM) vehicles or air taxis, the corresponding infrastructure, the operation of UAM services, as well as the public acceptance of future urban air transportation. The analysis of flight guidance concepts and the sequencing of air taxis at vertidromes is a central part of the project. Selected concepts for flight guidance, communication and navigation technology are demonstrated with drones in a scaled urban scenario. The HorizonUAM project has started in 2020 and will run until mid-2023. Among the highlights of the first half of the research project are first vehicle fleet pre-designs including cabin interior design and the installation of a mixed reality UAM cabin simulator. A rating method for the design of starting and landing areas, so called vertidromes, has been established and a first capacity analysis was conducted for vertidrome integration at the airport of Hamburg, Germany. Furthermore, a virtual reality study on the acceptance of drones and air taxis flying over pedestrians in an urban setting has been completed with 47 subjects. An online survey among UAM stakeholders from unmanned aviation associations, research and industry confirmed the assumptions on the use cases defined within HorizonUAM: airport shuttle, suburban commuter, intra-city, inter-city and mega-city. This keynote gives an overview of the research covered in the HorizonUAM project with special focus on the topics of public acceptance and noise.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/187192/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Public acceptance and noise considerations in urban air mobility research - Intermediate results of DLR's HorizonUAM project
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schuchardt, Bianca Isabellabianca.schuchardt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1251-3594
Stolz, MariaMaria.Stolz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
End, AlbertAlbert.End (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9837-9762
Date:29 June 2022
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:urban air mobility, air taxi, drone, social acceptance, virtual reality
Event Title:Quiet Drones 2022
Event Location:online
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:27.-30.06.2022
Organizer:INCE Europe, CidB
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
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Institute of Flight Guidance > Systemergonomy
Institute of Aerospace Medicine > Aviation and Space Psychology
Deposited By: Schuchardt, Dr.-Ing. Bianca Isabella
Deposited On:30 Jun 2022 12:37
Last Modified:30 Jun 2022 12:37

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