Conceptual Design of an eVTOL Air Shuttle for Rapid Intercity Transport

Jianqiao Xiao, Noah Salk, Kiruba Haran

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Abstract

This paper proposes an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for transportation between cities separated by a short distance (<200 miles). The aircraft will carry 10 passengers and is meant to replace shuttle buses as a faster and more direct form of transportation. An iterative optimization method of developing aero-propulsive parameters for the air shuttle is proposed and demonstrated. Results of the optimization are analyzed to determine developments in enabling technology that are necessary for increasing the feasibility of this new form of transportation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, PECI 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728152998
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Event2020 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, PECI 2020 - Champaign, United States
Duration: Feb 27 2020Feb 28 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, PECI 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois, PECI 2020
CountryUnited States
CityChampaign
Period2/27/202/28/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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