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Scientific Publications

Here you will find publications related to the research of the i-LUM project.

A Collaborative Approach for an Integrated Modeling of Urban Air Transportation Systems

Abstract

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.

Appointments

March

31

2022

12:15

February

01

2022

1. Annual Meeting

Online

10:00

November

24

2021

Presentation at Aerospace Europe Conference 2021

A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF GROUND-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE INNOVATIVE URBAN AIR MOBILITY

Online

12:40

October

11-15

2021

Hamburg, congress centre and exhibition halls

all-day

November

11

2021

Helmut-Schmidt-University

13:30

June

28

2021

1. Operational workshop

Online

13:00

Announcements on the current project

Here you will find the notifications of the participating institutions on the current project.

ITS World Congress 2021

The i-LUM project was presented at the ITS World Congress 2021

From October 11 to 15, 2021, the ITS World Congress 2021 took place in Hamburg. The researchers of the project i-LUM presented first research results here. The joint stand of the Ministry of Science, Research, Equality and Districts presented other innovative and promising projects in addition to the i-LUM project, inviting visitors to linger.

ITS World Congress 2021

The i-LUM project will be presented at the ITS World Congress 2021

From 11 to 15 October, the ITS World Congress 2021 will take place in Hamburg. Intelligent mobility and connected transport are key topics at the international cooperation. There, the i-LUM project will be presented, whereby the innovative concepts can be experienced directly and central questions can be discussed.

Announcements on the start of the project

Here you will find the announcements of the participating institutions on the start of the research of the i-LUM project.

City of Hamburg

Hamburg University Landscape Rethinking Urban Mobility

Science authority funds joint project "Innovative Airborne Urban Mobility" with two million euros.

Hamburg University of Applied Sciences

2 million euros for new research project Visionary Forms of Mobility

The major universities in the metropolitan region have joined forces to launch a new research project with other partners: iLUM stands for "Innovative Airborne Urban Mobility" and is intended to research airborne forms of mobility such as drones across disciplinary boundaries.

Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg

i-LUM - Innovative airborne urban mobility

The overarching objective of the i-LUM joint project is the development and evaluation of the feasibility of innovative concepts and technologies for airborne urban mobility for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region in future scenarios (2040/2050).

Hamburg University of Technology

Rethinking urban mobility

Science authority funds Hamburg joint project "Innovative Airborne Urban Mobility" with two million euros

Springer Professional

Project researches airborne mobility in Hamburg

What will the urban air transport of the future look like and how can it be designed? In a joint project in Hamburg, an overall concept for airborne mobility solutions is to be developed.

Hamburger Abendblatt

Air taxis in Hamburg - Authority gives millions for research

Project investigates what air traffic in metropolises could look like in the future. Senator Fegebank sees this as a blueprint for large cities.

Hamburg News

Urban air transport: Hamburg funds joint project with two million euros

Air taxis & Co. – Hamburg scientists are researching the mobility of the future. Science authority supports future clusters.

Hamburg Aviation

Science authority funds Hamburg joint project "Innovative Airborne Urban Mobility" with two million euros.

What can urban air traffic in the metropolises look like in concrete terms in the future? Do new means of transport have a real chance? What challenges will future mobility face?

i-LUM

innovative airborne urbane mobility

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