Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is an emerging transportation ecosystem that moves people and cargo between places un(der)served by aviation – local, regional, intraregional, and urban – using revolutionary new aircraft and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) infrastructure. The AAM ecosystem needs to be powered by cutting-edge autonomous flight control systems and advanced connectivity capabilities for ensuring efficient and safe operations. In addition, AAM must be seamlessly integrated with existing multimodal transportation systems to provide holistic, sustainable, and efficient transportation solutions for people and cargo while reducing congestion and improving accessibility in un(der)served regions.
The AAM research program at CUTR leverages multidisciplinary expertise on the USF campus to address complex research problems and develop viable solutions to enable the integration of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) into the national transportation system. The research areas of this program includes: