Graduate Student Works
Dr. Janet Tinoco
As the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) industry grows and becomes more popular, most of the conversations in the public domain are focused on the (electric Vertical Take-off and Landing) eVTOL aircraft and the physical infrastructure that will support these eVTOL aircraft. However, there is a lack of research on UAM traffic management and flight paths taken by aircraft between locations.
The United States (U.S.) Federal Aviation Administration has proposed the use of corridors to minimize the interaction between UAM operations and traditional air traffic as eVTOL aircraft perform flight activities. The government also acknowledges the need for additional structures (such as “tracks”) to aid traffic management within corridors as UAM attains increased levels of operation density. A review of literature showed that there is no published work addressing the design of additional structures such as “tracks” within corridors. This paper aims to add to the existing body of literature by proposing a conceptual design for eVTOL aircraft tracks that can improve order and safety within corridors. More specifically, this paper presents two iterations for the flight tracks; a horizontal track system that can be implemented in corridors with large dimensions and a vertically staggered track system that can be implemented in corridors with more space constraints.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Scholarly Commons Citation
Bankole, I. (2023). Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Flight Path: Literature Review and Conceptual Design of UAM Corridor Virtual Lane System using “Tracks”. , (). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/student-works/183