AI-enabled Traffic Management System for Urban Air Mobility

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AI-enabled Traffic Management for Future of Urban Airspace

As demand for quicker, more sustainable, and more efficient cargo and passenger transportation grows in urban spaces, the envisioned airspace above cities is becoming increasingly congested with delivery drones, air taxis, and other forms of urban air mobility (UAM). This rise in aerial traffic presents a complex challenge that traditional air traffic management systems are ill-equipped to handle. In Project Orion, we aim to develop an autonomous traffic management system that ensures safe, efficient, and scalable operations for drones in urban environments. We are advancing high-fidelity simulation to develop and train next-generation machine learning models for the coordination of aerial vehicles in the crowded airspace of the future. Our multidisciplinary team, including our faculty mentors, has more than 60 years of experience in machine learning, robotics, aerospace, human factors, and hardware. Project Orion started by winning a prestigious grant from NASA, which acknowledges the potential of our solution, team, and vision to support sustainable urban air mobility infrastructures. With your help, we can maximize the impact of our efforts and set the foundation for the future of urban air transport within the coming year.

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Project plan and progress

We won the NASA University Student Research grant in Q1 2024. Our project will run for one year in close partnership with NASA, and we plan to have new machine-learning models for urban air mobility traffic management developed, tested through novel methods, and ready for scale by the end of our project duration. We will be updating our project website regularly with our progress and we plan to publish findings, methods, and software solutions through our channels as we work on this project. Since day one, we've been working hard as a team, and have made significant progress in a short time for setting up our development infrastructure. We've completed multiple rounds of designing and testing baseline machine learning models that will set the foundation of our upcoming work.


How your investment will help us! 

We believe we are on a path to unlocking the potential of urban air mobility; and with NASA's support, we are ever more confident in our team and solution. But we need you to join us! All donations to this project are investments because your help will directly affect our ability in research and development for this project. With additional funds, we can scale the impact of our work and make sure we are developing a radical solution for a future we all get excited about. Particularly, we will be spending these funds on buying additional computation resources for training our models, hardware components for testing our models outside of simulations to challenge our simulation results, and supporting the costs of conducting additional studies for data collection to better evaluate our methods and systems.

We hope you join us in this exciting ride and we want to thank each investor in advance! We'll make sure the return on your investment will soon be a sky to look up to!


TO LEARN MORE >> VISIT OUR WEBSITE: projectorion.info

TO DISCUSS FURTHER OR FOR QUESTIONS >> DIRECTLY CONTACT Mehrnaz Sabet - Project Lead (ms3662@cornell.edu)




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$50

Initiator

Your donation will help us purchase 3D assets for advancing our high-fidelity simulation scenarios.

$100

Groundbreaker

Your donation will help us cover the cost of cloud computing resources to train our models for an additional 20 hours!!

$250

Innovator

Your donation will help us cover the cost of cloud computing resources to train our models for an additional 50 hours!!

$500

Disruptor

Your donation will help us cover the cost of MLOps to train and test our models for one month!

$1,000

Visionary

Your donation will be used towards buying hardware components, including drone hardware to test our models outside of simulation.

$2,500

Gold Sponsor

By sponsoring our R&D, we'll be able to work with you to scale the impact of this project and if applicable help in testing your solutions and bringing visibility to your brand.

$4,000

Diamond Sponsor

By sponsoring our R&D, we'll be able to work with you to scale the impact of this project and if applicable; help in testing your solutions and bringing visibility to your brand.