At the International Aerospace Exhibition (Internationale Luft- und Raumfahrtausstellung; ILA) 2012 in Berlin, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und- Raumfahrt; DLR) will be displaying their research in the aerospace sector with more than 70 exhibits at the DLR stand (Hall 4), the Space Pavilion, the open-air area and the static display.
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DLR's Nils Sparwasser tells German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the radar satellite TerraSAR-X (left to right: Nils Sparwasser, Matthias Platzeck, Minister-President of Brandenburg, Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of the DLR Executive Board, German Chancellor Angela Merkel).
German Transport Minister Ramsauer attended at ILA 2012. Here, with DLR's fuel cell aircraft Antares DLR-H2 (left to right: Josef Kallo, Project Antares DLR, Peter Ramsauer, German Federal Minister of Transport, Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman of DLR's Executive Board).
DLR presents its research in the fields of aerospace and aeronautics at its approximately 600-square-metre stand at ILA 2012 in Berlin.
Under the title 'Space for Earth', this year's Space Pavilion at the ILA Berlin Air Show focused on spaceflight projects with particular Earth-related applications. The artistic and man-made iceberg melted during ILA, symbolising the melting of icebergs and ice caps.
This year at the ILA Berlin Air Show the theme at the Space Pavilion is 'Space for Earth', highlighting space projects with applications on Earth. Among these projects are the German Earth observation satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X.
Under the title 'Space for Earth', this year’s Space Pavilion at the ILA Berlin Air Show focused on spaceflight projects with particular Earth-related applications.
Under the title 'Space for Earth', this year's Space Pavilion at the ILA Berlin Air Show focused on spaceflight projects with particular Earth-related applications.
At the BErlin Air Show, DLR is presenting LamAIR (Laminar Research Aircraft); an aircraft as elegant as a bird of prey, with wings extended forwards in the air. DLR has been researching this wing configuration, which will lead to a significant reduction in air resistance and thus fuel consumption.
Commissioned in 2012, DLR's small, pilotless helicopter – superARTIS – serves to develop and test demanding automated flight missions, supported by a sophisticated simulation environment. The DLR Institute of Flight Systems, which operates superARTIS, focuses on autonomous environment recognition, flight-path planning, and high-precision dynamic flight control.
SpaceLiner is a revolutionary concept at the borderline between aviation and space travel: in the future, passengers travelling in this ultrafast glider should be able to cover the distance between Europe and Australia, for example, in no more than 90 minutes. The concept is based on an environment-friendly rocket engine fuelled by liquid hydrogen and oxygen.
To operate wind turbines economically, maintenance work has to be scheduled for low wind seasons and during suitable weather conditions. A key technology for this is reliable condition monitoring systems. DLR is studying monitoring technologies based on innovative thin-film sensors. At ILA 2012, DLR showed thin-film sensors mounted on a bearing and a sensor element.
Aerogels – extremely light, super insulating and nanostructured ceramic materials – were exhibited at the DLR stand.
At the Berlin Air Show, DLR is presenting the Antares DLR-H2 research aircraft - the first crewed plane that is entirely powered by fuel cells. Its unique powertrain enables it to take off, fly, and land without emitting any CO2. With this aircraft, DLR is conducting research into fuel cells and their applications in aviation.
The Antares DLR-H2 research aircraft demonstrated its operational in 2009. At this year's ILA Berlin Air Show, it's flying again.
At ILA 2012, visitors were able to see – inside and out – the Airbus 300 ZERO-G aircraft for parabolic flights, which was on display in the open area.
The five-seat Eurocopter BO 105 helicopter is based on a light, multi-purpose utility helicopter made by Messerschmitt-Bölkow Blohm GmbH (MBB), and has been significantly modified for its use as a universal research platform by the German Aerospace Center's (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Braunschweig Flight Facility. The BO 105's service portfolio is very wide-ranging and is particularly suitable for use on diverse research missions. Among other things, it is used as a research platform for studying flight characteristics, low-noise approaches, thermal-imaging photography and pilot-assist systems, and for flying with external loads. Visitors to ILA 2012 were able to see it first-hand in the open area.