Ground operation on vertiports – introduction of an agent-based simulation framework

Lukas Preis, Amin Amirzada, Mirko Hornung

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Abstract

Urban Air Mobility promises to introduce a fast mode of on-demand transportation that is envisioned to be affordable for a broad public in the future. Personal aerial vehicles have been studied since the dawn of commercial flight, but in recent years, these concepts experienced a revival due to novel technologies such as distributed electric propulsion and automation. Infrastructure has been identified by many institutions independently as being among the key constraints for scaling operations. The central infrastructural units in the system, the vertiports, have been studied substantially in terms of locations and networks. At the same time, ground operations on the airfield have been largely neglected, especially dynamic effects and delays emerging from operational contingencies. This paper attempts to illuminate the processes taking place on a vertiport through introducing an agent-based modeling and simulation framework for vertiport ground operations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Pages1-16
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781624106095
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 11 Jan 202115 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameAIAA Scitech 2021 Forum

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/01/2115/01/21

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