The Institute of Electrified Aero Engines is dedicated to research on lower-emission future aircraft propulsion systems for commercial aviation, aiming to enable more climate-friendly and quiet air-traffic. The institute pursues a holistic systems approach to electrified aircraft engines and thus closes gaps in the portfolio of German aircraft engine research.
In Cottbus, the new institute makes a significant contribution to the structural change in Brandenburg towards a high-tech region for future aeronautical engineering. It is integrated into a broad competency and research network within and beyond the DLR to open up engineering competencies from other disciplines for the “Lausitz-Region”.
New propulsion systems can consist of a significantly higher number of components with increased technical complexity and more requirements in terms of intelligent controls. From that research questions for our institute can be derived, which include, for instance, the controls of the powertrain, the thermal management of the new propulsion architecture, safety requirements, certification management and the environmental impact.
The institute consists of five departments:
Institute of Electrified Aero Engines
Lieberoser Straße 13a