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HorizonUAM - More than an Air Taxi

Schuchardt, Bianca Isabella (2022) HorizonUAM - More than an Air Taxi. In: 2nd Urban Air Mobility Symposium. 2nd Urban Air Mobility Symposium, 2022-12-01 - 2022-12-02, Braunschweig, Germany.

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Abstract

The project “HorizonUAM – Urban Air Mobility Research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR)” [1, 2] 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 two years 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 presentation introduces the research topics covered in DLR’s HorizonUAM project.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/190598/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:HorizonUAM - More than an Air Taxi
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Schuchardt, Bianca IsabellaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1251-3594UNSPECIFIED
Date:1 December 2022
Journal or Publication Title:2nd Urban Air Mobility Symposium
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:urban air mobility, air taxi
Event Title:2nd Urban Air Mobility Symposium
Event Location:Braunschweig, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:1 December 2022
Event End Date:2 December 2022
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 - Integrated Flight Guidance
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Guidance > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Schuchardt, Dr.-Ing. Bianca Isabella
Deposited On:19 Dec 2022 09:02
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:51

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