Dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion re­search



July 7, 2011  C²A²S²E-Clus­ter: Eu­rope's fastest com­put­er for aero­nau­tics re­search

Image 1/10, Credit: DLR/Thomas Ernsting.
Virtualisation of an aircraft

Dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion and vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion in avi­a­tion

January 2, 2019  The new DLR In­sti­tute of Soft­ware Meth­ods for Prod­uct Vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion in Dres­den will pool the skills re­quired to un­der­take the first com­plete vir­tu­al air­craft flight in the long term.

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Visualisation of ascending air masses over the Atlantic Ocean

Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion of as­cend­ing air mass­es over the At­lantic Ocean

September 28, 2016  Vi­su­al­i­sa­tion of a fore­cast cre­at­ed by the Eu­ro­pean Cen­tre for Medi­um-Range Weath­er Fore­casts (ECMWF). On dis­play are ris­ing air mass­es (coloured lines) that reach the jet stream (green sur­face) over north­ern Eu­rope. The vi­su­al­i­sa­tion was cre­at­ed us­ing ‘Met.3D’.

Image 3/10, Credit: TU München, Marc Rautenhaus.
Simulation of Lilienthal's flight in the wind tunnel

Sim­u­la­tion of Lilien­thal's flight in the wind tun­nel

June 2, 2016  Var­i­ous sce­nar­ios were sim­u­lat­ed in the wind tun­nel tests, in par­tic­u­lar Lilien­thal's fate­ful flight from Gol­len­berg on 9 Au­gust 1896. In the low­er left cor­ner of the im­age is the an­gle of align­ment of the front of the glid­er with the wind. The CP scale on the right side de­scribes the air re­sis­tance.

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Flow measurement in the wind tunnel

Flow mea­sure­ment in the wind tun­nel

June 2, 2016  The mea­sure­ment da­ta of dif­fer­ent wind an­gles are trans­mit­ted to a 3D mod­el. Based on these da­ta, the flight ca­pa­bil­i­ty and sta­bil­i­ty of Lilien­thal's glid­er was con­firmed by DLR.

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Automated air transport of large cargo

Au­to­mat­ed air trans­port of large car­go

January 25, 2017  An un­manned air­craft car­ry­ing about one ton of pay­load should be able to de­liv­er, for ex­am­ple, hu­man­i­tar­i­an goods over a dis­tance of up to 600 kilo­me­tres. Project ALAADY (Au­to­mat­ed Low Al­ti­tude Air De­liv­ery) aims at con­duct­ing the first test flights with drones at the end of 2017.

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Virtual Reality Lab

Vir­tu­al Re­al­i­ty Lab

November 9, 2017  The vir­tu­al re­al­i­ty lab at the Tech Cen­ter of the Ham­burg Cen­ter of Ap­plied Aero­nau­ti­cal Re­search (ZAL) al­lows up to 30 users to view and dis­cuss the de­vel­op­ment of a vir­tu­al mod­el at the same time.

Image 7/10, Credit: ZAL.
Computer-assisted models for product development

Com­put­er-as­sist­ed mod­els for prod­uct de­vel­op­ment

January 3, 2019  In SCIL, small and medi­um-sized en­ter­pris­es in par­tic­u­lar are giv­en ac­cess to the lat­est de­sign tech­nolo­gies and soft­ware tools for mod­elling, con­trol­ling and ad­just­ing com­plex mecha­tron­ic sys­tems across the en­tire spec­trum of their tech­ni­cal ap­pli­ca­tions.

Image 8/10, Credit: DLR/Shutterstock, Zapp2Photo
View of the World Water Quality Portal

View of the World Wa­ter Qual­i­ty Por­tal

January 22, 2018  In this zoomed-in im­age, the World Wa­ter Qual­i­ty Por­tal map shows the tur­bid­i­ty of the Mekong delta.

Image 9/10, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
The exhibition ‘The Call of the Mountains’

The ex­hi­bi­tion ‘The Call of the Moun­tains’

March 15, 2018  A repli­ca of the Mat­ter­horn hangs up­side down in the 100-me­tre-high cen­tral space of the Ga­some­ter, as the high­light of the ex­hi­bi­tion ‘The Call of the Moun­tains’, which opened on 16 March 2018.

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Digitalisation is key for DLR's major research areas: aeronautics, space, energy, transport and the cross-sectoral area of security. With the adoption of the 2030 Strategy, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has expanded its portfolio with the new cross-sectoral area of digitalisation.

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