Electric High Altitude Solar Powered Aircraft
Solar powered aircraft for long endurance missions in the stratosphere.
This platform was created in cooperation with EADS-Astrium, EADS-Cassidian, Steinbeis Flugzeug- und LeichtbauGmbH and Roedelmodell.
Extreme Low-Weight Intelligent Robotic Aircraft
Autonomous platform for testing different payloads and avionic system.
ELWIRA is currently used as a platform for payload tests and as a flying testbed for the Elhaspa aircraft.
Flying Robot for Autonomous Unmanned Experiments
Autonomous platform for experiments related to multi sensor navigation and control.
The avionics hard- and software used are developed by DLR. FRAUKE has a powerful image processing system installed which is interconnected to the control system to perform vision based control maneuvers. FRAUKE is the main research platform for control, guidance and sensor processing algorithms for fixed wing UAVs.
Video of Frauke landing.
Autonomous Demonstrator for Aerial Manipulation
ADAM2 is an advanced electric helicopter built on the experience in flying ADAM1. Special attention was concentrated on longer endurance, higher reliability and better control. For these reasons, the center of gravity was shifted up and the power supply was designed redundant.
Several systems were also reduced in weight.
Manual and autonomous flight tests were conducted and show good results.
ADAM2 will be used in upcoming aerial manipulation experiments and other helicopter related tasks
ALUSTRA is built as a research platform and sensor carrier to advance control systems and applications in lighter than air technology. Especially compensation of wind influence on the airship makes controlling a challenging task.
Several strong thrusters provide high maneuverability to allow precise control of attitude and velocity.
The project is conducted in cooperation with Technical University of Munich.