30 kg flight test carrier "Prometheus" with 3.2 m wingspan and 4 kW two-stroke engine
Beside the work with vertical take-off and landing systems, the unmanned aircraft department is doing research on fixed-wing aircraft. The activities are also focused on the automation for future operations beyond the line of sight and on the certification for the civil airspace. For this reason, the methods on flight guidance and control, mission control and danger avoidance are optimized especially for the properties of fixed-wing aircraft. Technology demonstrators are aircraft with a total mass of up to 30 kg.
Beside the avionic components used also with the helicopters such as satellite and inertial navigation, air sensor data is of high importance. For example, the aircraft can be equipped with: