Title

Concept of Operations for Integrating UAM with Flights in Terminal Area

Presenter Email

rfrejvitalle@mail.usf.edu

Location

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Start Date

3-3-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

3-3-2020 12:00 PM

Submission Type

Presentation

Topic Area

Integrated Airspace (Manned vs. Unmanned)

Keywords

UAM, integration, UAS, unmanned, terminal, operations, VTOL, airport

Abstract

Unmanned Air Mobility (UAM) refers to the transportation of people and goods through smaller, technologically advanced vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial vehicles that are publicly accessible and affordable. An emergent market of non-traditional aerial vehicles is envisioned to provide solutions for increased accessibility, traffic congestion mitigation in urban areas, or optimum cargo and package delivery opportunities.

UAM operations are foreseen to complement traditional air transportation. Airport transfers or travelers commuting to and from the airport may also use VTOL vehicles as a mean of transportation. These operations will require vertiport or vertistops to be collocated nearing airport areas, and arriving and departing trajectories to be concurrent with those of the terminal area.

VTOL operations originating or concluding in or near terminal areas will need to mix with conventional aircraft trajectories, posing additional challenges for airspace integration. The integration of non-traditional operations in the terminal airspace will require enhanced levels or automation that will result on a combination of technologies, procedures, and requirements that will demonstrate sufficient levels of safety. Concurrent unmanned and manned operations will require new aerospace systems and procedures, and new traffic management approaches and separation requirements will need to be developed.

A concept of operations using the Tampa International Airport (TPA) is proposed to test and evaluate the feasibility of integrating UAM operations in the terminal area. The proposed approach is a modeling and simulation platform that serves as a testing bed for the integration of VTOL operations in and near the terminal area, and evaluates the feasibility and optimum trajectories for UAM departures and arrivals in the airport environment.

Comments

Presented during Concurrent Session 6A: Urban Air Mobility

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Mar 3rd, 10:45 AM Mar 3rd, 12:00 PM

Concept of Operations for Integrating UAM with Flights in Terminal Area

Mori Hosseini Student Union Events Center (Bldg #610) – Rooms 165 B/C

Unmanned Air Mobility (UAM) refers to the transportation of people and goods through smaller, technologically advanced vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial vehicles that are publicly accessible and affordable. An emergent market of non-traditional aerial vehicles is envisioned to provide solutions for increased accessibility, traffic congestion mitigation in urban areas, or optimum cargo and package delivery opportunities.

UAM operations are foreseen to complement traditional air transportation. Airport transfers or travelers commuting to and from the airport may also use VTOL vehicles as a mean of transportation. These operations will require vertiport or vertistops to be collocated nearing airport areas, and arriving and departing trajectories to be concurrent with those of the terminal area.

VTOL operations originating or concluding in or near terminal areas will need to mix with conventional aircraft trajectories, posing additional challenges for airspace integration. The integration of non-traditional operations in the terminal airspace will require enhanced levels or automation that will result on a combination of technologies, procedures, and requirements that will demonstrate sufficient levels of safety. Concurrent unmanned and manned operations will require new aerospace systems and procedures, and new traffic management approaches and separation requirements will need to be developed.

A concept of operations using the Tampa International Airport (TPA) is proposed to test and evaluate the feasibility of integrating UAM operations in the terminal area. The proposed approach is a modeling and simulation platform that serves as a testing bed for the integration of VTOL operations in and near the terminal area, and evaluates the feasibility and optimum trajectories for UAM departures and arrivals in the airport environment.