The Innovation Laboratory, Inc., propose to develop a suite of technologies that can be used to expand the availability of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vertiport. Our innovation, VertiSafe, is a collection of technologies, some traditional, and some unconventional, that when used in conjunction provides a clear view of the weather constraints and provides effective weather mitigation strategies to enable operations in near all-weather conditions. The ultimate goal is to have 24/7/365 all-weather UAM vertiport operations for as many of the vertiports in the National Airspace System (NAS) as possible.
The proposed technologies can be used in NASA applications to enable safe, efficient, and flexible UAM operations for a variety of UAM air vehicles in a wide range of weather conditions across the NAS.
These technologies can help UAM vertiport operators strive for full 24/4/365 all-weather operations in the future, benefiting the vertiport operators as well as the Air Service Providers (ASPs) for UAM airlines.