Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information, Control and Automation, ICICA 2022, December 2-4, 2022, Chongqing, China

Research Article

Initial Research on The Vertiport for The Urban Air Mobility

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.2-12-2022.2327966,
        author={Jinfeng  Li and Rui  Yang and Chenglong  Li and Yunfan  Zhou and Longyang  Huang},
        title={Initial Research on The Vertiport for The Urban Air Mobility},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information, Control and Automation, ICICA 2022, December 2-4, 2022, Chongqing, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICICA},
        year={2023},
        month={3},
        keywords={uam; evtol; the placement of vertiport; the types of airport},
        doi={10.4108/eai.2-12-2022.2327966}
    }
    
  • Jinfeng Li
    Rui Yang
    Chenglong Li
    Yunfan Zhou
    Longyang Huang
    Year: 2023
    Initial Research on The Vertiport for The Urban Air Mobility
    ICICA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.2-12-2022.2327966
Jinfeng Li1,*, Rui Yang2, Chenglong Li3, Yunfan Zhou4, Longyang Huang1
  • 1: College of Air Traffic Management Civil Aviation Flight University of China
  • 2: Airport Engineering College Civil Aviation Flight University of China
  • 3: Key Laboratory of Flight Techniques and Flight Safety Civil Aviation Flight University of China
  • 4: Southwest Regional Administration Civil Aviation Administration of China
*Contact email: l15550292530@163.com

Abstract

The eVTOL (electricic Vertical Take-off and Landing) aircraft provides an important guarantee for the realization of the UAM (Urban Air Mobility) system. The reasonable setting and construction of the eVTOL ground infrastructure usually play important roles to operate UAM system safely, efficiently and economically. This study introduces the main composition, types and factors influencing eVTOL ground infrastructure placement, according to the setting of traditional helipads, vertiport should be set up with Touchdown and Liftoff (TLOF), Final Approach and Takeoff (FATO) and Safety Area (SA), the ground infrastructure placement were affected by the factors such as the population density, the average income, the commercial centers, tourist attractions, the large transportation hub and extreme commuting, then the main function will be defined based on the scale of the vertiport. The construction and design of the eVTOL ground infrastructure is a complex and systematic work that involves multiple factors and it is also one of the important issues that need to be resolved urgently.