Part of the DLR stand at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2014
At the ILA 2014 Berlin Air Show, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is showing it aerospace research results with more than 60 exhibits on the DLR stand (Hall 4), in the Space Pavilion and the Career Center, and on the BMWi (German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy) stand.
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Aircraft of the future – blended wing body
The DLR Institute of Air Transportation Systems, as part of Airport 2030, is examining how a Blended Wing Body (BWB), whose shape significantly differs in comparison to conventional aircraft, fits into the operations at the airport of the future. Due to the higher positioning of the wings, the dispatch of a BWB aircraft will require some changes during refuelling, de-icing, engine checks and baggage handling. However, extensive use can still be made of the existing infrastructure.
Eu:CROPIS – satellite greenhouses
In 2016, the satellite Eu:CROPIS will transport two small 'greenhouses' contained in a pressure vessel into a microgravity environment. The satellite rotates at different speeds around its longitudinal axis to simulate environments such as Mars or the Moon, and hence will produce different amounts of gravity over the course of its 12-month mission.
SpaceLiner in flight
The DLR SpaceLiner is intended to stand upright like a space shuttle before launch and take off on its journey using rocket engines. After the initial burn, the reusable booster stage will separate from the orbiter, in which there will be a capsule with a capacity of 50 passengers. The glide phase will start eight minutes later, at 20 times the speed of sound.
The robotic DEXHand brings together two requirements that are important in aerospace technology; it is extremely compact and lightweight, but can withstand the harsh conditions of space with its extreme temperatures, vacuum and exposure to radiation and shock loads.
Acquiring high-resolution images of Earth's entire landmass twice a week will be among the capabilities of the radar satellites on a future Tandem-L mission. In this way, Tandem-L would provide the opportunity to capture the dynamic behaviour of Earth in 3D and almost in real time.
Rotor blades get smart
Rotor blade trailing edges with the ability to change their shape and slats that divert wind when required – very large rotor blades equipped with such mechanisms can systematically adapt to gusts and reduce performance fluctuations. As a result susceptibility to damage can be reduced and longer service life achieved.
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Looking into a combustion chamber
What happens inside the combustion chamber of a large gas turbine or aircraft engine? The exhibit permits a look inside and shows how DLR researchers use optical measurement technology and computer simulations to make combustion more efficient and produce fewer pollutants.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) will showcase a broad range of topics from its research into aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security at the ILA Berlin Air Show from 20 to 25 May 2014. The stand is located in the 'Space & Aeronautic World' in Hall 4.
Exhibits from the field of aviation
Exhibits from the field of aerospace
Exhibits from the field of technology marketing
Exhibits from the field of energy
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