Applied Safety Research

Applied Safety Research

Safety is one of the basic needs of every human being and is an integral part of our everyday lives. In Applied Safety Researcht at the DLR site in Lampoldshausen, research activities in the fields of space, energy and digitalization with safety-relevant connection are supported, further developed and transferred to other fields of application.

As a European test site for space propulsion systems, we operate test benches and tank farms in which hazardous, flammable and oxidizing substances are stored. Due to the quantities of hazardous substances stored, the Lampoldshausen site is subject to the Hazardous Incident Ordinance and is classified as an upper class operating area. Our certified safety and emergency management system includes a highly specialized Fire Brigade, a well-equipped medical service and a Safety Center with comprehensive sensor technology across the entire site, as well as various experts ranging from incident officers to explosion protection officers. This is how we guarantee safe site operations.

Shaping the future of DLR in Lampoldshausen with safety in mind

New safety issues are constantly being identified during ongoing research and test operations. In close cooperation with the system developers, safety-related solutions are developed that can also be applied to other problems. This strengthens the transfer of knowledge within the DLR Institute in many directions.

The knowledge and experience gained from decades of work are incorporated into applied safety research. The aim is to play a pioneering role in applied safety research. The focus here is on research and development work related to the DLR Institute's core competencies. Of particular importance here are the safe handling of advanced fuels, the use of modern reconnaissance technologies and situation assessment procedures as well as the reliability of complex control systems.

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Bernhard Linseisen

Applied Safety Research
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Space Propulsion
Safety and Facility Management
Im Langen Grund, 74239 Hardthausen