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System Design Results for an Air Taxi Concept in HorizonUAM

Bertram, Oliver and Jäger, Florian (2022) System Design Results for an Air Taxi Concept in HorizonUAM. 2nd Urban Air Mobility Symposium, 2022-12-01 - 2022-12-02, Braunschweig, Germany.

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Onboard systems such as flight controls, power supply and avionics are an integral part of the air taxi concept being studied in the HorizonUAM project. The aim of this presentation is to give an overview of the current status of the system design. A special focus has been on the full-electric flight control system containing the powertrain components and the power supply system including the thermal management. Based on a multirotor configuration with four main rotors and two push propellers, a safe powertrain architecture was developed and the associated components dimensioned. Simulation models were used to check the dimensioning results and to study the general dynamic behaviour of the mechanical and electrical components. Three different electrical power supply variants were examined: a battery-operated power supply, a fuel cell-based power supply and a hybrid-electric power supply based on both a battery and fuel cell system. Cooling concepts were successfully developed and analysed for these three power supplies. The system design results for the flight control and power supply were achieved in different parallel design streams. The basic feasibility of each system design was verified in each associated design stream. Although attempts have been made to make the same assumptions, this has not always been possible. Thus, the different system designs and models will be integrated and harmonized to achieve fully consistent design results in a future step.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/192342/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:System Design Results for an Air Taxi Concept in HorizonUAM
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Bertram, OliverUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7732-9280UNSPECIFIED
Jäger, FlorianUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0009-0002-9452-2792UNSPECIFIED
Date:2 December 2022
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Air Taxi, Onboard Systems, System Design
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
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Components and Systems
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L CS - Components and Systems
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Aircraft Systems
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems
Institute of Flight Systems > Safety Critical Systems&Systems Engineering
Deposited By: Bertram, Oliver
Deposited On:18 Jan 2023 18:44
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:53

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