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The Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) National Campaign

November 21, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


ABSTRACTNASA has charted the evolutionary path toward safe flight of unmanned air vehicles in our nation’s airspace, from large Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) in FAA-controlled airspace to NASA’s pioneering development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM), the world’s first system of tested technologies for safe, small UAS traffic management.

NASA’s vision is to build on these developments to enable creation of an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) system that is safe, economical and environmentally friendly to move people and packages in population centers, forever changing how citizens around the world benefit from aviation.

This new market must be sustainable from the beginning as aviation as a whole continues to improve.

Electric power and propulsion systems will make AAM vehicles quieter, sustainable and more affordable to operate. Technologies for safe operation of AAM systems such as data driven prognostic system wide safety, detect and avoid and vehicle communications are maturing rapidly, getting smaller, more reliable and more capable. Advances in vehicle and operational system autonomy will unlock new uses of these vehicles and improve safety. Advanced airspace management concepts and tools, that expand on the highly successful UTM service based architecture, will enable safe management and integration of all of these users in high traffic areas.

Through our research and the National Campaign demonstrations, the AAM Mission will deliver aircraft, airspace, and infrastructure system and architecture requirements to enable sustainable and scalable medium density advanced air mobility operations.

SPEAKERDr. Adam Yingling is the technical lead for the integration of automated systems, a flight test activity for NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility program as a part of the National Campaign. Dr. Yingling has over 20 years of aerospace experience in research and development, flight test, and operations of advanced aerospace systems for the Department of Defense (DoD) and NASA. Previously, Dr. Yingling contributed to advancing platforms such as the Air Force’s F-22 stealth fighter, technologies for the James Webb Space Telescope, and automation algorithms for the emerging market of electric-vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Dr. Yingling has also led change management operations for new multi-intelligence satellite systems, and provided interagency and international collaboration expertise to the DoD for the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF).

Dr. Yingling received his Astronautical Engineering PhD from Naval Post-graduate School (NPS) in 2012 and has since made significant contributions in core areas of national protection, defense, and safety; much of which leveraged autonomous and networked operations through the air and space domains.

Dr. Yingling also has a passion for serving his community and in his spare time, he volunteers as a Civil Air Patrol senior member teaching aerospace education to young cadets and conducting search and rescue exercises; a congressionally-chartered civilian auxiliary function of the United States Air Force.

In Three Weeks: “Plasma Fusion Research”, Carlos A. Romero-Talamás, UMBC

Hybrid: In-Person and Online


November 21, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bldg. 3 Auditorium at Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, 20771 United States
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