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Special Issue "Urban Air Mobility/Advanced Air Mobility Using eVTOL Aircraft"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Aerospace Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 13062
Special Issue Editor
Interests: eVTOL design; urban air mobility; solar aircraft design
Special Issue Information
Recent developments in electric propulsion and battery technology enable new areas of operation for air vehicles. Quieter operations and shorter mission ranges facilitate air vehicles’ urban application. Increasing urbanization and population growth induce a rising transportation demand, and thus, especially during peak-hours, a high willingness-to-pay for further time-efficient mobility alternatives is to be assumed. The recent concept of urban air mobility (UAM), i.e., the utilization of next-generation vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicles or personal air vehicles (PAVs) in urban environments could add additional transport supply into urban settings.
Passenger electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are perceived as the key enabler for urban air mobility (UAM) to cut down on daily commute time for people and reduce carbon footprint by utilizing 3D airspace efficiently with zero operational emission.
Advanced air mobility’s (AAM) mission is to help emerging aviation markets to safely develop an air transportation system that moves people and cargo between places previously not served or underserved by aviation using revolutionary new aircraft that are only just now becoming possible.
Research topics in this Special Issue include:
- eVTOL aircraft design;
- Urban data, demand modeling of UAM/AAM;
- Operating concept and vehicle selection;
- Vertiport modeling and integration;
- Route network and flight scheduling of UAM/AAM;
- Noise Analysis of UAM/AAM;
- Airspace concept and conflict detection of UAM/AAM;
- Cost modeling and energy demand of UAM/AAM.
Prof. Ho Yon Hwang
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- aircraft design