The quantum key transmission experiment took place in Oberpfaffenhofen, using the optical ground station at the DLR Institute of Communications and Navigation and the Dornier Do 228-212 research aircraft. The laser beam sent from the aircraft was received by the ground station, recorded with specially developed measuring equipment and analysed.
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For the DLR project LAIRDIM (Laser-based AIRborne Detection, Identification and Monitoring of biological and chemical hazardous substances), different methods for identification of hazardous materials will be tested at DLR Lampoldshausen.
During the simulation campaign, DLR researchers tested unmanned flights over the Mediterranean. The virtual take-offs and landings were carried out from a virtual runway at San Javier Airport in Murcia. The first remotely controlled test flights will take place in the summer of 2013.
Unmanned aerial vehicles could support the coastguard and emergency relief services. In a first simulation campaign, DLR considered an aircraft type Heron-1, which will be tested in the summer by the Spanish company Indra SA.
A test candidate from the Germany Armed Forces during the first trial of the new helmet mounted display in the generic cockpit simulator at the DLR Institute of Flight Guidance.
The Institute of Technical Physics at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) develops and builds lasers. In the future, lasers will be capable of detecting items of space debris and accelerating the decay of their orbits.
Using TerraSAR-X data, Berlin Central Station was measured horizontally and vertically over the course of a year. In the warm season, the steel structure of the building expands; in winter, it contracts again. Based on the coloured dots, the maximum deformation in the course of one year can be seen to be in the millimetre range.
A small sensor, worn on the hip, detects the activity of a person. The evaluation can be carried out using a smart phone.
Simulation of an airport waiting area with adjoining passenger security checkpoint.
Imagery intelligence and real-time mapping delivered by fully automated flight into unknown terrain.
DLR has developed an innovative situation assessment and management system for disaster control. Referred to as Disaster Management Tool (DMT), it captures and disseminates any important information in the event of a crisis – and is small enough to be carried by hand. This image shows the DMT being used on a practice mission in Cyprus to assess the strength of a dam.
DLR´s satellite "AISat" monitoring world-wide marine traffic.