MODELING, SIMULATION, OPTIMISATION AND CONCEPTS OF URBAN AIR MOBILITY TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
Starting Date: November 2018
Head of Research Group: Dr. Kay Plötner (BHL)
- TUM (Chair of Transportation Systems Engineering)
- Bauhaus Luftfahrt (Economics and Transportation team, Visionary Aircraft Concepts team)
Abstract: How Urban Air Mobility (UAM) as an integral part of future passenger transport in urban as well as regional contexts can add social benefits is the focus of the research group. To achieve this goal, the group focuses its work on four research areas: 1) the development and expansion of modelling capabilities for UAM transport systems, 2) the identification of promising use and application cases and the understanding of future demand drivers, 3) the simulation and conceptual studies of UAM transport systems. These studies include conceptual investigations of vertiport locations, their topologies with the associated passenger and vehicle processes, as well as the efficient integration into the ground transport system. In addition, the research group investigates scientifically future market potentials, identifies promising business models and envisages possible market structures. As a fourth research field, the research group evaluates the impact of UAM on an economic, ecological and social level, also in comparison to other, new mobility solutions, and discusses the results with academia, industry, politics and society.