The role of Human-Centered Design in Advanced Air Mobility implementation process

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Abner FloresDimitrios ZiakkasJean - Francois Delisle

Abstract: AAM (Advanced Air Mobility) is an emerging field in aviation that focuses on developing AAM / electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for urban air mobility. Human-centered design can be used in AAM to provide an advanced emerging environment of the eVTOL aircraft and its operating environment, allowing for a more efficient and cost-effective development process – focusing on the human factors/ergonomics, training, certification, and qualification. Purdue School of Aviation and Transportation Technology proposed a research case study for digital twins in AAM that aims at designing and remote testing prototypes - eVTOL aircraft simulator devices. By creating a digital twin of the AAM flying/simulator device, designers (Purdue Human Factors team – CAE network) and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) aim to test different configurations and scenarios, allowing the research team to identify human factor – certification – training issues and optimize performance (Training – Certification requirements) before the physical prototype is built. Results were analyzed and evaluated the Artificial Intelligence (AI) certification and learning assurance challenges.

Keywords: Immersive technologies, Human-Centered Design. Advanced Air Mobility, Digital Twins

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1004332

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