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Perspectives for maritime security
Perspectives for maritime security
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Perspectives for maritime security

Maritime infrastructures in the digital age require protection against misuse and cybercrime.

Interference suppression in the Baltic Sea
Interference suppression in the Baltic Sea
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Interference suppression in the Baltic Sea

During a measurement campaign in June 2016 in the Baltic Sea, scientists from the DLR Institute of Communications and Navigation investigated new receiver systems and procedures for interference suppression. At times, up to four ships took part in the measurement campaign.

The harmless hazardous substance
The harmless hazardous substance
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The harmless hazardous substance

Numerous bags of popcorn are taken by ship to the area off the coast of Heligoland.

Simulation of shipwrecked persons
Simulation of shipwrecked persons
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Simulation of shipwrecked persons

Four dummies and one tracking device were used for the ‘man overboard’ scenario. Abandoned in the North Sea, they were found and rescued with the help of data obtained from space, air and land.

Berlin Central Station from space
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Berlin Central Station from space

From 11 to 15 May 2015, approximately 750 international experts will meet at the Berlin ISRSE conference upon invitation of DLR to discuss Earth observation and climate change. One topic will be the German radar satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X. The two remote sensing satellites have recorded Berlin Central Station from space with millimetric precision. The results are visible in this image. In the course of a year, the steel complex deformed vertically by up to 1.8 centimetres and horizontally by between 1.5 and 3.5 centimetres. Other items of ‘critical infrastructure’, which the radar satellites measure from space, include bridges and dams.

A new kind of rail crash concept for improved future safety
A new kind of rail crash concept for improved future safety
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A new kind of rail crash concept for improved future safety

In order to protect passengers and crew from rail collisions and minimise the consequences of accidents, an innovative crash concept was tested in early August 2016. This crash concept was developed as part of the extensive research work of the Next Generation Train (NGT) project.

"AISat"
"AISat"
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"AISat"

DLR's satellite "AISat" monitoring world-wide marine traffic.

In this cross-sectoral area, research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy and transport that have relevance for defence and security are planned and controlled in coordination with partners in government, science and industry.

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  • Perspectives for maritime security

    Perspectives for maritime security

    Maritime infrastructures in the digital age require protection against misuse and cybercrime.
  • Interference suppression in the Baltic Sea

    Interference suppression in the Baltic Sea

    During a measurement campaign in June 2016 in the Baltic Sea, scientists from the DLR Institute of Communications and Navigation investigated new receiver systems and procedures for interference suppression. At times, up to four ships took part in the measurement campaign.
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