Analysis and Deployment of an Unmanned Traffic Management System in Michigan – Phase 1 Feasibility Analysis

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Office of Aeronautics (AERO), with support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the Michigan Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME) is committed to the advancement, integration, and deployment of technologies needed to prepare for the future of mobility in Michigan. AERO is collaborating with the OFME to identify opportunities to establish foundational aerial mobility infrastructure to support a range of commercial, civic and future urban air mobility use cases and working towards the commitment to creating a multimodal operating system for the Mobility Innovation district at Michigan Central Station and Ford Motor Company. The proposed scope of work for this project includes a complex and comprehensible feasibility assessment AND A recommendation of three (3) areas for advanced aerial mobility deployments in the state. In conjunction with existing autonomous ground-based vehicle deployment near the proposed connected corridor between Detroit and Ann Arbor MDOT Aeronautics seeks analysis and recommendations for deployment of infrastructure needed to ensure safe operation and regulatory approval of limited unmanned aircraft-based deliveries as part of a pilot study. This initial analysis and recommended deployment would provide the basis for establishing a statewide unmanned aircraft traffic management system.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Michigan Department of Transportation

      Research Administration
      8885 Ricks Road, P.O. Box 30049
      Lansing, MI  United States  48909
    • Start Date: 20220202
    • Expected Completion Date: 20230131
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01868233
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Dec 22 2022 2:49PM