Aeris helps MITRE plan for the future of UAM (Urban Air Mobility) vehicles

June 22, 2021

Aeris is working with MITRE, the operator of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, to meet evolving Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicle’s airspace requirements. In support of MITRE’s research on urban hazards, Aeris is running the Joint Outdoor-indoor Urban Large Eddy Simulation (JOULES) model to simulate urban microscale wind and turbulence conditions in Atlantic City. JOULES is a GPU-based large eddy simulation (LES) tool ideal for modeling seaside wind conditions, which vary by time of day and year.  The simulation also accounts for large casinos and hotels along the city’s boardwalk.

“We’ll use findings from this work, coupled with UAM aircraft information, to develop algorithms that convert weather data into mission-specific aircraft hazards,” says Mike Robinson, head of this effort for MITRE.

For more information about this project, please see AIR TAXIS ARE COMING: THE PLANNING STARTS NOW