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myCopter: Enabling Technologies for Personal Air Transport Systems

Jump, Mike and Perfect, Philip and Padfield, Gareth and White, Mark and Floerano, D. and Fua, P. and Zufferey, J.-C. and Schill, F. and Siegwart, R. and Bouabdallah, S. and Decker, M. and Schippl, J. and Höfinger, Marc and Nieuwenhuizen, Frank and Bülthoff, Heinrich (2011) myCopter: Enabling Technologies for Personal Air Transport Systems. RAeS Rotorcraft Conference: The Future Rotorcraft – Enabling Capability Through the Application of Technology, 16.-17. Juni 2011, London, UK.

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This paper describes the European Commission Framework 7 funded project myCopter (2011-2014). The paper starts with the current transportation issues faced by developed countries and describes a means to solve them through the use of personal aerial transportation. The concept of personal air vehicles (PAV) is briefly reviewed and how this project intends to tackle the problem from a different perspective described. It is argued that the key reason that many PAV concepts have failed is because the operational infrastructure and socio-economic issues have not been properly addressed; rather, the start point has been the design of the vehicle itself. Some of the key aspects that would make a personal aerial transport system (PATS) viable include the required infrastructure and associated technologies, the skill levels and machine interfaces needed by the occupant or pilot and the views of society as a whole on the acceptability of such a proposition. The myCopter project will use these areas to explore the viability of PAVs within a PATS. The paper provides an overview of the project structure, the roles of the partners, and hence the available research resources, and some of the early thinking on each of the key project topic areas.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/70193/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:myCopter: Enabling Technologies for Personal Air Transport Systems
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Jump, MikeUniversity of LiverpoolUNSPECIFIED
Perfect, PhilipUniversity of LiverpoolUNSPECIFIED
Padfield, GarethUniversity of LiverpoolUNSPECIFIED
White, MarkUniversity of LiverpoolUNSPECIFIED
Floerano, D.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneUNSPECIFIED
Fua, P.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneUNSPECIFIED
Zufferey, J.-C.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneUNSPECIFIED
Schill, F.Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneUNSPECIFIED
Bouabdallah, S.ETH ZürichUNSPECIFIED
Decker, M.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Schippl, J.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Nieuwenhuizen, FrankMPI für Biologische KybernetikUNSPECIFIED
Bülthoff, HeinrichMPI für Biologische KybernetikUNSPECIFIED
Date:16 June 2011
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Personal Air Vehicle, handling Qualities, training, traffic
Event Title:RAeS Rotorcraft Conference: The Future Rotorcraft – Enabling Capability Through the Application of Technology
Event Location:London, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-17. Juni 2011
Organizer:Royal Aeronautical Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Rotorcraft (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Smart Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Deposited By: Höfinger, Marc
Deposited On:23 Jun 2011 16:45
Last Modified:23 Jun 2011 16:45

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