SAE Update - October 2023 - 11

Urban Air Mobility
A dream not so trivial
TECH FOCUS:
UrBAN MOBiliTy/UAM
Many new eVTOl
designs have
progressed in the
development
process, like the
Astro Aerospace
Cavorite X5 with its
innovative design
configuration.
Unsettled Issues Regarding the Use of eVTOL
Aircraft during Natural Disasters
Recent advancements of electric vertical takeoff and
landing (eVTOL) aircraft have generated significant
interest within and beyond the traditional aviation
industry, and many new and novel applications have
been identified and are under development. One
promising application is rapid response during natural
disasters, which can complement current capabilities to
help save lives and enhance post-disaster recoveries.
With the global increase of occurrences and scale of
natural disasters, and the varying and dynamic
operations facing rescue and recovery teams, eVTOL
can offer timely, on-demand, and potentially costeffective
aerial mobility components to the overall
solution. Rapid response to natural disasters could
translate into the preservation of life, effective rescue,
and timely care for injured persons. These eVTOL
aircraft may not currently have the capacity of larger
aerial transportation and logistics assets, but for
targeted missions, they can be effective in pre- and
post-disaster response.
Some challenges need to be addressed before
identified capabilities and benefits can be realized at
scale. These include mission-specific eVTOL vehicle
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development, detect-and-avoid
capabilities in complex and
challenging operating
environments, autonomous and
remote operations, charging
system compatibility and
availability, operator and
controller training, and dynamic
airspace management, as well as
vehicle/fleet logistics and
support. Acceptance from
stakeholder agencies, field
commanders, first responders,
relief teams, and the public is also
critical for the successful
implementation of these new
capabilities. The purpose of this
report is to identify the benefits
and challenges of integrating
eVTOL aircraft into natural
disaster response operations.
A related EDGE report, dealing
with firefighting in specific, can
be found here. n
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Astro Aerospace
https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/epr2022001/ https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/epr2022001/ https://saemobilus.sae.org/content/EPR2021017?_gl=1*1nv9f7x*_ga*MTk1NjcxMzE4Ni4xNjc3ODc0NjY0*_ga_HMVR9L7XWD*MTY5Mzg3MTIwMC4xNTIuMS4xNjkzOTA1MzQyLjAuMC4w

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