The mission of the Institute for Software Technology is research and development in software engineering technologies, and the incorporation of these technologies into DLR software projects. Current activities focus on software for distributed systems and intelligent systems, software technologies for embedded systems, visualisation, data science and high-performance computing.
Institute for Software Technology
Institute for Software TechnologyThe mission of the Institute for Software Technology is research and development in software engineering technologies, and the incorporation of these technologies into DLR software projects.
IslandViz software visualisation in a virtual reality environmentDLR developed the IslandViz program to visualise software. The program depicts a virtual island landscape which represents a modularised software system. The islands represent the individual modules of the software system, with subordinate packages and classes. In addition, IslandViz can outline dependencies, imports and exports between the modules.
CFD simulation of a hybrid rocket engineThis Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation shows the temperature distribution within a hybrid rocket engine. In collaboration with the Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, the simulation data generated using the Advanced Hybrid Rocket Engine Simulation (AHRES) were interpolated on a structured grid, enabling the data to be further processed efficiently.
CosmoScout VR - Planning future missionsCosmoScout VR is a virtual 3D Solar System developed by researchers at the DLR institute of Simulation and Software Technology in Braunschweig. With the help of virtual reality technology, scientists can travel to distant places without leaving their workplace. One possible application is the joint planning of routes for rovers on other planets.
Andreas GerndtDeputy DirectorGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute for Software TechnologyTelephone: +49 531 295-2782
Institute for Software Technology: number of PhD students (2018)
Institute for Software Technology: number of publications – 63 percent of open access (2014 to 2018)
210,123210number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (63 percent)
210,123123number of publications of non-open access between 2014 and 2018
Institute for Software Technology: number of employees (2019)