Advanced Air Mobility - the Jetsons are here
Since the early 2010s, entrepreneurs & engineers all around the world have been working hard to realize the dream of Jetsons come true. Since then, we have made significant progress in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, small drones, and the digital/physical infrastructure that will one day support it. By most estimates though, “one day” here means just a few years ahead, not decades.
However, there is still work to be done. We need to collectively figure out the nitty-gritty details of advanced air mobility and part of these come from technical research from leading institutions including NASA, MIT, Georgia Tech, DLR, and numerous other world-class universities and labs.
My goal here is to make this research available to engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, and researchers alike, in an easier-to-digest format. I believe that such a common operating picture of eVTOL R&D is key to building the ecosystem, developing standards, and ultimately bringing safe and reliable flying products to the masses.
What topics does Clear Prop! cover?
I present papers that are both core and peripheral to eVTOLs. Core areas are:
Vehicle performance, aerodynamics, propulsion
Unmanned traffic management (UTM)
Peripheral areas are:
Data science & general AI
Engineering & manufacturing practices
Public perception & societal acceptance
Alternative sustainable fuels
User experience & design thinking
Besides these areas, I will likely feature other exciting topics as new papers come out.
Share your voice!
As always, your feedback, questions and concerns are deeply welcome. I am also open to feature papers that you think are important but I may have missed in that weeks’ edition. Or anything else you would like to suggest.
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Until then, blue skies,