DLR Stuttgart at a glance

DLR has more than 700 employees in six institutes at the DLR site in Stuttgart. The main research areas include high performance structures made from ceramic fibre, polymer and hybrid composites, innovative road and rail vehicle concepts, laser system development, energy storage and conversion technologies, gas turbines and combustion processes and the development of receivers for solar power plants. The research conducted here is supported by an extensive infrastructure with unique test rigs and large-scale research facilities.

DLR Stuttgart is a major player in the Baden-Württemberg scientific community, supporting the innovative power of Stuttgart and Baden-Württemberg. The DLR site in Stuttgart has its origin in the Research Institute of Jet Propulsion Physics, established in 1954 at Stuttgart airport. Since 1961, the site has been located in the Pfaffenwald in Stuttgart-Vaihingen. As a result of its geographic proximity to the University of Stuttgart, together with the close collaboration in research and education, the DLR site has become an important part of the scientific community in Stuttgart.

Cooperation with industry and government

DLR’s research infrastructure is also available for collaborative use with industry, supporting the transfer of technical and scientific expertise. DLR Technology Marketing encourages intensive networking with partners from business and industry associations for the development of new products and securing jobs. DLR scientists and the Technology Marketing Department are active in numerous professional associations and networks and undertake consulting assignments in the relevant policy areas.

Overview: institutes and facilities

The DLR Institute of Structures and Design develops high-performance structures for the aerospace, vehicle construction and energy technology sectors. The focus here is on the development of ceramic fibre and polymer composite components and hybrid structures.

The DLR Institute of Vehicle Concepts addresses the development of future technologies for road and rail vehicles. The Institute’s contributions range from conception and design through construction and simulations to the presentation of research demonstrators, components and vehicles.

The DLR Institute of Technical Physics develops laser systems for the aerospace, security and defence sectors.

The DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics paves the way for the energy storage industry of tomorrow. The Institute is developing the scientific basis of electrochemical and thermochemical energy storage technologies using a symbiotic interaction of laboratory experiments and computer simulations. It also investigates efficiency, cost and sustainability of future energy systems.

The DLR Institute of Combustion Technology researches new concepts for decentralised energy supply and combustor systems for gas turbines in aircraft engines and power plants. New fuels, such as those based on biomass, are also part of the focus, as is increasing the reliability of combustion processes and reducing pollutant emissions.

The DLR Institute of Solar Research develops concentrating solar systems for the generation of heat, power and fuel for a sustainable energy supply.

The Engineering Facility Systemhaus Technik is available to the DLR institutes and facilities for any technical questions regarding scientific research materials – from consultancy through to advice on development and manufacturing and the assembly of complex units.

Promoting young talent

DLR Stuttgart actively supports the training of young scientists and engineers. Through teams, joint projects and the participation of DLR scientists in the learning process, there is close cooperation with technical colleges and universities – particularly the neighbouring University of Stuttgart.

Last modified: 02/09/2015 11:47:50

URL for this article

  • http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-10176/249_read-69/

Contacts

Dr. Anke Kovar
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Site Management

Tel.: +49 711 6862-311

Fax: +49 711 6862-636
Denise Nüssle
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Corporate Communications Stuttgart

Tel.: +49 711 6862-8086

Fax: +49 711 6862-636

DLR Stuttgart

At its Stuttgart location the DLR employs more than 700 people and conducts research into aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security.

Robot-supported manufacturing of lightweight structures at the Institute of Structures and Design

Robot%2dsupported manufacturing of lightweight structures at the Institute of Structures and Design

Dynamic component test facility (crash facility) at the Institute of Vehicle Concepts

Dynamic component test facility (crash facility) at the Institute of Vehicle Concepts

The Institute of Technical Physics develops and builds new laser systems

The Institute of Technical Physics develops and builds new laser systems

Test rig HOTREG for high temperature storage solutions at the Institute for Engineering Thermodynamics

Test rig HOTREG for high temperature storage solutions at the Institute for Engineering Thermodynamics

High-pressure combustor rig at the Institute of Combustion Technology

High%2dpressure combustor rig at the Institute of Combustion Technology

The Institute of Solar Research develops for example parabolic trough collectors for solar-thermal power plants

The Institute of Solar Research develops for example parabolic trough collectors for solar%2dthermal power plants

Promoting young talent

Promoting young talent

Downloads

  • Brochure: DLR Stuttgart at a Glance (2.01 MB)
    (http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/Portaldata/1/Resources/documents/2015/DLR_Stuttgart_Brochure.pdf)
  • How to find DLR Stuttgart (0.76 MB)
    (http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/Portaldata/1/Resources/documents/2013/How_To_Find_DLR_Stuttgart.pdf)
  • How to find DLR Stuttgart @ STEP (0.7 MB)
    (http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/Portaldata/1/Resources/documents/2013/Anreise_DLR_Stuttgart_STEP.pdf)