DLR's Bremen site is home to over 250 highly qualified employees. Its key areas of research include space and maritime security and support the innovative strengths of the region. The first DLR institute on the site was founded in 2007. Since then, DLR has been constantly expanding the scope of its research in Bremen.
The Bremen site’s scientific activities are integrated into the wider DLR network, and also form part of national and international research partnerships. Thanks to its location at the Bremen Technology Park in the north of the city and its site at Bremen Airport City in the south, DLR is able to work in close cooperation with both science and industry. DLR also makes its research infrastructure available for collaborative use by project partners, in an effort to support the transfer of scientific and technical expertise. DLR Technology Marketing promotes close networking with partners from business and industry associations, with a view to creating new products and forward-looking workplaces together.
The Institute of Space Systems analyses and evaluates complex space systems from a technical, economic and socio-political perspective. It develops concepts for innovative space missions with a high profile both in Germany and internationally. Space-based applications for scientific, commercial and security-related needs are implemented through collaborative projects with research and industry.
The Department of Relativistic Modelling opened at the newly founded Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing in Bremen in December 2019. The institute is dedicated to research questions related to the use of quantum technology and quantum sensor systems. The aim is to build expertise for future satellite missions that is also required in satellite-based Earth observation and should help us to better understand climate change.
In close collaboration with industry partners, DLR has set up an integration and testing centre for the virtual simulation and certification of aircraft components: the Virtual Product House (VPH) at the Center for Eco-efficient Materials & Technologies (ECOMAT) at Bremen Airport City. The development, testing and manufacture of aircraft involve high temporal and financial risks, especially when it comes to applying new and unconventional aircraft concepts. In future, it will be possible to simulate these concepts at the VPH computer in order to speed up development and approval processes.
The DLR Maritime Safety and Security Lab at the Remote Sensing Technology Institute is concerned with the development of algorithms that extract information about the condition of the oceans using radar images from different satellites, such as that regarding wind, sea swell and drifting icebergs. Shipping routes can be adapted or offshore construction projects optimised using the calculated situation picture.
Training and youth development
The Bremen DLR_School_Lab gives children and young people the chance to discover the fascinating world of research and technology in a hands-on way. Here, pupils can conduct experiments that directly relate to current projects in aeronautics, space, transport and energy. In doing so, they have fun while learning how exciting science and research can be. Visiting the DLR_School_Lab also provides teachers with valuable support in creating modern and dynamic lessons.
DLR supervises bachelor’s and master’s theses and also supports and trains scientists undertaking a PhD. DLR offers vocational training positions for instrument and systems electronics technicians at the Bremen site.
On-site institutes and facilities
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