DLR Braun­schweig

Hangar with research aircraft fleet
DLR Braun­schweig - re­search air­craft fleet
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DLR Braunschweig - research aircraft fleet

DLR Braun­schweig is home to a part of DLR's re­search air­craft fleet.
DLR Braun­schweig - In­sti­tute of Aero­dy­nam­ics and Flow Tech­nol­o­gy
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DLR Braunschweig - Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology

C²A²S²E-Clus­ter: Eu­rope's fastest com­put­er for aero­nau­tics re­search.
Microwave autoclave
DLR Braun­schweig - In­sti­tute of Com­pos­ite Struc­tures and Adap­tive Sys­tems
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DLR Braunschweig - Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems

Mi­crowave au­to­clave to cure new ma­te­ri­als for air­craft con­struc­tion.
Tower simulation
DLR Braun­schweig - In­sti­tute of Flight Guid­ance
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DLR Braunschweig - Institute of Flight Guidance

The tow­er sim­u­la­tion at the DLR In­sti­tute of Flight Guid­ance.
DLR Braun­schweig - In­sti­tute of Air Trans­port and Air­port Re­search
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DLR Braunschweig - Institute of Air Transport and Airport Research

The In­sti­tute of Air Trans­port and Air­port Re­search aims at de­vel­op­ing mea­sures for air­port man­age­ment that ef­fi­cient­ly in­te­grate pas­sen­ger move­ment in­to land­side and air­side pro­cess­es thus fos­ter­ing ef­fi­cient in­ter­modal trans­port.
Rotor test
DLR Braun­schweig - In­sti­tute of Flight Sys­tems
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DLR Braunschweig - Institute of Flight Systems

The ro­tor test fa­cil­i­ty at the In­sti­tute of Flight Sys­tems.
Aero-acoustic wind tunnel
DLR Braun­schweig - Ger­man-Dutch Wind Tun­nels
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DLR Braunschweig - German-Dutch Wind Tunnels

The Ger­man-Dutch Wind Tun­nels (DNW) foun­da­tion op­er­ates the most pow­er­ful aero-acous­tic wind tun­nel in the world at the DLR site in Braun­schweig.
Research aircraft Airbus ATRA
DLR Braun­schweig - Flight ex­per­i­ments
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DLR Braunschweig - Flight experiments

The DLR re­search air­craft Air­bus ATRA along with sev­en oth­er air­craft are based in Braun­schweig.
Three students and a model helicopter
DLR Braun­schweig - DLR_School_Lab Braun­schweig
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DLR Braunschweig - DLR_School_Lab Braunschweig

At the DLR_School_Lab in Braun­schweig, the stu­dents them­selves are the re­searchers.

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig does research in the fields of aeronautics, transport, space and energy. Located at the Research Airport, DLR continues the tradition of the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DFL), founded in 1936, and employs there about 1100 highly-qualified scientists and engineers.

Range of services

Unique high-performance facilities, research flight and automotive vehicles, flight simulators, air traffic simulation facilities, wind tunnels in the European DNW foundation (German-Dutch Wind Tunnels), mobile rotor test stands and test stands for material and noise tests are available for experimental research.

Test equipment for sophisticated, experimental technology is designed and manufactured in the modern workshops of DLR Engineering Systems House. An in-house office of airworthiness surveys the safe and operations of the complex experimental installations in fixed wing aircraft and helicopters of the Braunschweig Research flight department. The certified Rail Site® provides DLR with the competence to support industry in the certification of their rail system components. Furthermore DLR consults users in the application of composite fiber technologies and new materials in industry.

Focal areas of research are:

Improvement of the dynamic aircraft behaviour and the operational safety of aircraft and helicopters
Increase in the performance, safety and reliability o air, road and railway traffic
Intelligent assistance systems for human operators of airborne and ground transportation systems
Development of design principles and tools for low-drag and quiet air vehicles
Development and realization of adaptable, damage-tolerant and cost-efficient high-performance structures for aerospace and ground transportation application

DLR Braunschweig cooperates closely with TU Baunschweig, other research establishments and in networks such as Research Airport and ForschungRegion Braunschweig.

Institutes and facilities

Apprenticeships, continuing education and the promotion of young scientists

DLR is certified establishment for apprenticeships, vocational training and continuing/college education. It provides school and job internships as well as industrial-technical and commercial apprenticeships. It also provides additional qualification for scientists by coaching them on their diploma thesis and enabling them to acquire their PhD. The DLR_School_Lab Braunschweig is a curricular learning center where school students can carry out experiments on their own and acquire an insight into everyday research.

  • Mark Schmidt
    Head of the Sites Braun­schweig, Cochst­edt, Göt­tin­gen, Han­nover, Stade and Trauen
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Telephone: +49 531 295-2100
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig
  • Jasmin Begli
    Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Braun­schweig, Cochst­edt, Stade and Trauen
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Me­dia Re­la­tions
    Telephone: +49 531 295-2108
    Fax: +49 531 295-12100
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig

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