German Aerospace Center
The main activities of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) sites Göttingen and Braunschweig are aviation and traffic engineering. DLR Göttingen employs more than 400 experts in the foundation- and application-oriented field of aviation research. DLR continues the tradition of the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DFL), founded in 1936, with the Braunschweig Research Airport which employs about 1000 highly-qualified employees.
High-performance ground and test flight carriers and flying simulators, air traffic simulation facilities, wind tunnels in the European DNW foundation (German-Dutch Wind Tunnels), mobile rotor test stands and test stands for material and noise tests are available for experimental research. Together with the french Aeronautics and Space Research Center ONERA, DLR Göttingen operates the largest mobile ground vibration test facility in Europe.
Test equipment for extremely sophisticated, experimental technology is manufactured in highly modern workshops of the Model Building Center. An independent airworthiness office for aviation equipment guarantees a safe and reliable operation of the complex testing facilities in the surface aircraft and helicopters of the research flight operations in Braunschweig. The certified railway laboratory provides DLR with the competence to help partners in the industry with the certification of their system components. For example, DLR consults users in the application of composite fiber technologies and new materials for all possible areas of application in the industry.
Collaborative Research Center
CRC 963: Astrophysical flow instability and turbulence
Partner institutions: MPI DS, MPS, GWDG
The DLR participates in the following Graduate School Program:
- High-performance ground and test flight carriers
- Flying simulators
- Air traffic simulation facilities
- Wind tunnels in the European DNW foundation
- Mobile rotor test stands
- Experimental research stands for material and noise tests
- Largest European mobile ground vibration test facility
- Model building center with highly modern workshops
DLR and the Japanese Railway Technical Research Institute sign cooperation agreement
DLR and the Japanese Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) sign to strengthen cooperation.
DLR's precursor was founded in November 1907 in Göttingen
The cradle of aeronautical research celebrates its 110 anniversary
DLR tests turbines for more environment-friendly aircraft
EU Project FACTOR
NGT CARGO: What freight trains of the future will look like
Transport researchers at the German Aerospace Center have developed an innovative, holistic locomotive concept.
Key Research Areas
Focal points of the covered subject areas are
- improvement of the dynamic aircraft behavior and the operational safety of aircraft and helicopters
- increase in the performance, safety and reliability of air, road and railway traffic
- intelligent assistance systems for human operators of air and ground traffic
- development of design processes for low-resistance and quiet air equipment
- development and realisation of adaptable, damage-resistant and cost-efficient, high-performance structures for aerospace and ground traffic
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
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