In­sti­tute of Sys­tem Ar­chi­tec­tures in Aero­nau­tics

Electric propulsion systems enable innovative aircraft designs
Elec­tric propul­sion sys­tems en­able in­no­va­tive air­craft de­signs
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Electric propulsion systems enable innovative aircraft designs

Con­cept of a short- and medi­um-range air­craft with a hy­brid elec­tric propul­sion sys­tem.
Mock-up cabin
Mock-up cab­in
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Mock-up cabin

This com­put­er sim­u­la­tion shows a ful­ly au­to­mat­ed cab­in.
Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics
In­sti­tute of Sys­tem Ar­chi­tec­tures in Aero­nau­tics
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Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics

The DLR In­sti­tute of Sys­tem Ar­chi­tec­tures in Aero­nau­tics was es­tab­lished in Novem­ber 2017 at the Cen­ter for Ap­plied Aero­nau­ti­cal Re­search (ZAL) in Ham­burg-Finken­werder.
Using virtual reality to design new aircraft
Us­ing vir­tu­al re­al­i­ty to de­sign new air­craft
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Using virtual reality to design new aircraft

Us­ing vir­tu­al re­al­i­ty for the de­sign and im­ple­men­ta­tion of new sys­tems.
Digitalisation of aeronautics
Dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of aero­nau­tics
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Digitalisation of aeronautics

The dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of aero­nau­tics makes new ways of think­ing about the en­tire air trans­port sys­tem pos­si­ble dur­ing the de­sign phase of more ef­fi­cient air­craft. It will al­so rev­o­lu­tionise pre­cise­ly cus­tomised and cost-ef­fec­tive main­te­nance ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing their op­er­a­tional life­time.

Aeronautics is digitalised from aircraft design through to production and operation. This continuous availability of all data is known as the digital thread. The Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics is researching how practically usable knowledge can be derived from these extensive data. The Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics is researching how these extensive data can be used to derive practical knowledge in order to design even more powerful, efficient and safe aviation products. With the digital thread, wide areas of aeronautics are considered in design processes, so that synergies can be used to a greater extent than before. Thus, the focus is on systems that are composed of many coupled subsystems (System of Systems Engineering, SoSE). The combination of the subsystems is referred to as system architecture.

The DLR Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics was established in November 2017 at the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) in Hamburg-Finkenwerder.

Contact
  • Björn Nagel
    Found­ing Di­rec­tor
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    In­sti­tute of Sys­tem Ar­chi­tec­tures in Aero­nau­tics
    Telephone: +49 40 2489641-302
    Hein-Saß-Weg 22
    21129 Hamburg
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