DLR-project UCAV-2010Project description
The DLR-project UCAV-2010 aims at providing numerical and experimental procedures for the development and assessment of technologies for Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (abbr. UCAV). Key tasks of the project are the identification of relevant technologies as well as the provision of numerical and experimental procedures for the development of UCAV’s. With the technologies and procedures provided, one is enabled to:
Specifications and forecasts from the industry for defence technology are the basis for the project. Some of the major prognoses and specifications are:
Prototypes resulting either from experiments or from the pre-design phase and the detailed design phase may be used to demonstrate the use of UCAV-relevant technologies. Thus, one objective of the project is to develop an integrated, multi-disciplinary prototype of an unmanned combat air vehicle that contains various optimised technologies. This prototype will be tested and evaluated through a virtual flight.
Overall, the objectives aim to devise enhanced technologies for the development of unmanned combat air vehicles, "best practice" methods for the pre-design phase and the detailed design phase as well as the provision of software for multi-disciplinary computation of high-order methods.
DLR Simulation and Software Technology tasks
Within the main work package "Integrationssoftware" (German software for integration) DLR Simulation and Software Technology provides, maintains and enhances the software from the previous projects TIVA and SikMa. Interfaces are being developed to integrate technology-specific calculation methods. Furthermore, an expert system for numerical methods will be designed and adapted to the needs specified by UCAV-2010. This system for “best practice”-procedures manages data such as publications, technical information, validation data, policies, and further helpful material with respect to numerical methods.
01.01.2007 - 31.12.2010