Urban Air Mobility – Opportunities and Challenges for Integrated CNS/ATM
Thursday, 10 September
Co-chairs: Dr. Lance Sherry, George Mason University; Denise Ponchak, NASA
10:30: Introductory Remarks – Denise Ponchak, NASA
- UAM Vision – Colleen Reiche, Booz Allen
- Venture Capital Perspective – Michael Dyment, NEXACapital
- Industry Perspective – Danielle Rinsler, Uber Elevate, Government Affairs
- R&D Perspective – Davis Hackenberg, NASA
- ICNS Perspective – Virginia Stouffer, SAIC
11:55: Closing Remarks – Lance Sherry, George Mason University
After landing at the airport, you hail an on-demand vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft on your favorite ride-share app. Twenty minutes later you are briefing your client downtown, saving you two hours in rush hour and ultimately shortening your time away from home. By using the third dimension, altitude, urban air mobility (UAM) has the potential to bypass surface road congestion, revolutionize local economies and significantly improve the quality of life for commuters and residents.
Today’s advances in technology: communications, surveillance, navigation, and automated flow management systems along with electrification technology, hybrid propulsion systems, materials, and vertical take-off and landing vehicles are all major enablers to such an on-demand urban mobility system.
This workshop will lay out the opportunities and challenges of UAM for service providers to consider in developing and fielding the first fully integrated communications, navigation and surveillance and air traffic management system that can lead to a complete redesign of today’s airspace.