The main activities of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) sites Göttingen and Braunschweig are aviation and traffic engineering. DLR Göttingen employs more than 400 experts in the foundation- and application-oriented field of aviation research. DLR continues the tradition of the Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DFL), founded in 1936, with the Braunschweig Research Airport which employs about 1000 highly-qualified employees.
High-performance ground and test flight carriers and flying 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. Together with the french Aeronautics and Space Research Center ONERA, DLR Göttingen operates the largest mobile ground vibration test facility in Europe.
Test equipment for extremely sophisticated, experimental technology is manufactured in highly modern workshops of the Model Building Center. An independent airworthiness office for aviation equipment guarantees a safe and reliable operation of the complex testing facilities in the surface aircraft and helicopters of the research flight operations in Braunschweig. The certified railway laboratory provides DLR with the competence to help partners in the industry with the certification of their system components. For example, DLR consults users in the application of composite fiber technologies and new materials for all possible areas of application in the industry.
Focal points of the covered subject areas are
improvement of the dynamic aircraft behavior and the operational safety of aircraft and helicopters
increase in the performance, safety and reliability of air, road and railway traffic
intelligent assistance systems for human operators of air and ground traffic
development of design processes for low-resistance and quiet air equipment
development and realisation of adaptable, damage-resistant and cost-efficient, high-performance structures for aerospace and ground traffic
DLR sites Göttingen and Braunschweig cooperate closely with the University of Göttingen, TU Braunschweig and other research establishments and in networks like Measurement Valley.
Institutes and establishments at the site
- Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
- Institute of Aeroelasticity
- Institute of Propulsion Technology
- Technology marketing
- German-Dutch Windtunnels
- DLR_School_Lab Göttingen