Prof. Figliozzi has received funding for last mile delivery research from the Freight Modeling Re search Institute (FMRI), a Uniersity Transportation Center from the US DOT.
Transportation Research part D: Transport and Environment
Drone aircraft, Urban freight transportation, Physical distribution of goods -- Management, Sustainability
This short communication highlights the value of drone mass and its distribution, a topic that despite its importance has received scant attention in the rapidly growing drone literature. In particular, the focus is on the impact of mass distribution on drone viability, performance, and sustainability.
This is a preprint article; it offers immediate access but has not been peer reviewed. The final version will be available from the publisher:
Figliozzi, M. (2023) [PRE-PRINT]. Multicopter Drone Mass Distribution Impacts on Viability, Performance, and Sustainability, Transportation Research part D: Transport and Environment.