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Publisher DOI: 10.3390/aerospace7050050
Title: A Collaborative approach for an integrated modeling of urban air transportation systems
Language: English
Authors: Niklaß, Malte 
Dzikus, Niclas 
Swaid, Majed 
Berling, Jan  
Lührs, Benjamin 
Lau, Alexander 
Terekhov, Ivan 
Gollnick, Volker 
Keywords: urban air mobility; collaborative design; system of systems; demand modeling; vertiport modeling; route optimization; flight scheduling; trajectory simulation; conflict detection; cost and revenue modeling
Issue Date: 28-Apr-2020
Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Source: Aerospace 7 (5): 50 (2020)
Abstract (english): 
The current push in automation, communication, and electrical energy storage technologies has the potential to lift urban mobility into the sky. As several urban air mobility (UAM) concepts are conceivable, all relevant physical effects as well as mutual interrelations of the UAM system have to be addressed and evaluated at a sufficient level of fidelity before implementation. Therefore, a collaborative system of systems modeling approach for UAM is presented. To quickly identify physical effects and cross-disciplinary influences of UAM, a pool of low-fidelity physical analysis components is developed and integrated into the Remote Component Environment (RCE) workflow engine. This includes, i. a., the disciplines of demand forecast, trajectory, vertiport, and cost modeling as well as air traffic flow and capacity management. The definition and clarification of technical interfaces require intensive cooperation between specialists with different areas of expertise. To reduce this communication effort, the Common Parametric Aircraft Configuration Schema (CPACS) is adapted and used as central data exchange format. The UAM system module is initially applied for a 24-hour simulation of three generic networks in Hamburg City. After understanding the basic system-level behavior, higher level analysis components and feedback loops must be integrated in the UAM system module for evaluation and optimization of explicit operating concepts.
DOI: 10.15480/882.2752
ISSN: 2226-4310
Journal: Aerospace 
Other Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/aerospace7050050
Institute: Lufttransportsysteme M-28 
Document Type: Article
License: CC BY 4.0 (Attribution) CC BY 4.0 (Attribution)
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