Johann Dauer is fascinated by the possibilities that new technologies of civil unmanned aviation provide. Since 2008 he has been doing research unmanned aircraft (Unmanned Aircraft Systems, UAS) and their areas of application at the DLR Institute of Flight Systems in Braunschweig.
Today, Dauer is head of the Unmanned Aircraft department. His team of researchers and engineers investigates new methods for safe autonomy, environmental perceptions as well as new ways for the certification of unmanned aircraft. He has always been captivated by the transfer of sophisticated theory into practical experiments. To this end, he regularly receives opportunities during the flight tests he and his colleagues carry out for DLR.