Improvements in on-board systems design for advanced sustainable air mobility

Improvements in on-board systems design for advanced sustainable air mobility

Claudia Conte, Domenico Accardo

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Abstract. This paper describes the activity proposed in the context of National Center for Sustainable Mobility (CN MOST) for designing an advanced core Guidance, Navigation, and Control system together with an effective on-board systems configuration for sustainable air mobility. A Model Based Systems Engineering strategy is adopted to support the design and development phases. The introduction of new sustainability objectives and the U-Space services to support the integration of unmanned air vehicles in the traditional Air Traffic Management drives the need of a full redesign of on-board systems that must be interfaced with different air platform categories. High performance processing units are considered for embedded systems, including but not limited to machine learning based, image processing and data fusion algorithms for advanced navigation. Three use-cases are presented as reference platform and mission types for validating the proposed systems configuration, specifically unmanned electric Vertical Take Off and Landing aircraft, fully electric general aviation aircraft, and hybrid-electric regional aircraft.

Model Based Systems Engineering, Embedded Systems, Unmanned Aerial Systems, U-Space

Published online 11/1/2023, 4 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Claudia Conte, Domenico Accardo, Improvements in on-board systems design for advanced sustainable air mobility, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 444-447, 2023


The article was published as article 98 of the book Aeronautics and Astronautics

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