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Projects of the Institute of Flight Guidance
AIRPASS (Advanced Integrated RPAS Avionics Safety Suite)
The SESAR joint undertaking has issued the U-Space blueprint which has triggered a range of projects intended to develop a comprehensive concept for the integration of drones in Europe. One of these projects is AIRPASS, which focusses on on-board technologies for drones.
AUDIO (Airspace User supporting Demonstrations of Integrated Airport Operations)
AUDIO aims to improve the safety and efficiency of flights by increasing the flight crew’ssituational awareness while the aircraft is taxiing.
AW-Drones (Airworthiness of Drones)
The AW-Drones project facilitates the ongoing European Union rulemaking process for the definition of rules, technical standards and procedures for civilian drones to enable safe, environmentally sound and reliable operations in the EU.
City-ATM (Demonstration of Traffic Management in Urban Airspace)
The City-ATM project will develop a concept for future air traffic management (ATM) in urban airspace, which will enable safe and efficient integration of new airspace users.
Digital Technologies for Tower (SESAR 2020 PJ05-W2 DTT)
SESAR Project DTT focusses firstly on the development of a remote-aerodrome air traffic service and secondly on the validation of innovative human-machine interface modes and related technologies in different airport towers.
DRIVER+ (Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience)
There are many types of disasters, both man-made and natural, that crisis management professionals have to deal with today. DRIVER+ is a unique multi-national project, working across many sectors, looking to find ways to implement a new approach to improving crisis management in Europe.
Eco2Fly (Ecological and Economical Flying)
Various DLR institutes are working together in Eco2Fly to evaluate both tactical and strategic measures for reducing the climate impact of air traffic, thereby utilising new findings on climatic effects.
GreAT (Greener Air Traffic Operations)
The project focuses on innovative guidance concepts for air traffic as well as optimised taxiing and flight operations for a climate-friendly air transport. Continuous data exchange between aircraft and ground control centres is one of the main pillars of its research approach.
GUIDE (GBAS Guided Departures)
The GUIDE project researches the extension of the Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) from a landing system to a navigation System while also supporting guided precision departures.
ITC (Inter-Team Collaboration)
The Inter-Team Collaboration (ITC) project focus DLR's own expertise on teamwork and involve stakeholders to develop solutions for team collaboration in an efficient ATM system.
Both natural and manmade crises are changing in scale, frequency and ferocity, many do not stop at country borders. Through IN-PREP, tools will be developed to respond to these urgent challenges and support those with the onerous responsibility of managing these life-threatening crisis situations.
LABYRINTH intends to develop applications capable of revolutionizing air transport and accelerating regulatory changes regarding drone use in the EU.
The objective of MasterUAS (multi-sensor system with “Detect and Avoid” for the secure integration of UAS into the air traffic) is the development of a function demonstrator for the secure integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).
MaRPAS 2 (Maritime RPAS Operation 2)
In the MaRPAS 2 project, Bundespolizei See and DLR are jointly researching the use of unmanned air vehicles at sea in order to capture highly automated situational images and identify safety-critical situations. The solutions developed in the predecessor project MaRPAS will be tested in MaRPAS 2 under real conditions.
PROSA Wave 2 (SESAR 2020 PJ10-W2)
The achievement of a uniform European airspace and the provision of even safer and simultaneously more affordable services for a constantly increasing number of airspace users is only possible through focused technical developments. The SESAR project PROSA W2 addresses this.
REACTOR (REducing WorkloAd through EffiCient TechnOlogies and ProceduRes)
The workload in the cockpit is one of the most important safety factors in aviation. In an environment of increasing complexity, the REACTOR project aims to support the cockpit crew and reduce the workload through the development of modern technologies and procedures.
ResponDrone is an international, which is dedicated to developing and applying a fleet of drones operated by a single pilot in emergency situations, providing critical information and communication services to first responders.
Ziel des SAFELAND-Projekts ist es, den Flug und die Landung eines „Single Piloted Aircraft“ zu unterstützen, falls der Pilot teilweise oder vollständig arbeitsunfähig wird. Dabei wird sich SAFELAND hauptsächlich auf ein zukünftiges Bodenunterstützungskonzept konzentrieren.
SALVARE (Safe Landing and Takeoff in low Visibility for advanced Rescue Operations)
The DLR project SALVARE focuses on rescue helicopter missions in both poor visibility through fog and at night to extend their operational range. Various assistance systems are to support the pilot in this.
SATIE (Security of Air Transport Infrastructures of Europe)
SATIE targets to combat the persistent issue of airports’ cyber-security. The project adopts a holistic approach about threat prevention, detection, response and mitigation in airports, while guaranteeing the protection of critical systems, sensitive data and passengers.
SINOPTICA (Satellite-borne and In-situ Observations to Predict the Initiation of Convection for ATM)
The SINOPTICA project aims to exploit the untapped potential of assimilating remote sensing, as well as GNSS-derived datasets and in-situ weather-station data for the benefit of air traffic management operations.
START (Stable and resilient ATM by integrating Robust airline operations into the network)
The EU-funded project aims to design, apply and verify optimised algorithms that will enable a robust ATM system not only for conventional air traffic but resilient in disrupted circumstances as well.
The TriControl multimodal controller working position demonstrates a novel concept for natural human-machine interaction in Air Traffic Control (ATC) by integrating speech recognition, eye tracking and multi-touch sensing.
URClearED (A Unified Integrated Remain Well Clear Concept in Airspace D-G Class)
The SESAR project URClearED is concerned with a formally precise definition of a "Well Clear" concept in airspaces D to G, particularly involving drones.
Recently finished projects
ALAADy (Automated Low Altitude Air DeliverY)
The ALAADy project is about the automated low altitude air delivery using automated unmanned aircraft. At the projects centre there is a new kind of transport drone which causes minimum damage to its surroundings when forced to make an emergency landing.
ALPS (Alternative Positioning System)
The "Alternative Positioning System" (ALPS) project involves the design and development of an "Alternative Positioning Navigation and Timing" (APNT) system to enable air traffic to continue with as little disruption as possible in the case of a failure in the satellite navigation system.
AVATAR (Efficient High-Performance Avionics Platforms for Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing Aircraft)
The LuFo V project "AVATAR" is concerned with evaluating future display technologies and display formats for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
CORUS (Concept of Operation for EuRopean UTM Systems)
In CORUS, experts develop a comprehensive concept which addresses how unmanned aviation systems should be operated and guided in the lowest European airspace (U-Space) in the future.
Future Sky Safety P1: Coordination of Institutionally Funded Safety Research
The safety research conducted by the European Aeronautical Research Establishments is not as coordinated among the Establishments as it could be. Future Sky Safety with its project P1 on the Coordination of Institutionally Funded Safety Research seeks to change that.
Future Sky Safety P6: Human Performance Envelope
The project aims at defining and applying the Human Performance Envelope for cockpit operations and at identifying methods to measure the crew’s performance to support the crew through improved Human Machine Interface design and operational procedures.
The GLASS project aims to achieve an SBAS-based extension of GLS approaches.The objective is a cost-effective system to enable satellite-based approaches with vertical guidance and automated landings in freely definable locations.
IAO (SESAR 2020 PJ28)
The SESAR Integrated Airport Operations (IAO) project is a Very Large Scale Demonstration (VLD) to show the benefits of Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions developed in SESAR 1.
KonTeKst (Konfigurationen und Technologien für das emissions- und lärmarme Kurzstreckenflugzeug)
The KonTeKst project develops and analyses configurations and technologies for low-emissions and low-noise shorthaul aircraft. The technologies include configurative noise shielding concepts and processes for the reduction of source noise at the engine and on the aircraft.
MET4ATM (Meteorology for Air Traffic Management)
Despite most modern air traffic management and flight control technologies, weather phenomena repeatedly impede operation of air transport. The MET4ATM project intends to develop methods for planning and implementing the approaching traffic of an airport in reliance to disruptive weather phenomena.
PROSA (SESAR 2020 PJ10)
Reaching the Single European Sky goals for the European Airspace and providing even safer service for an increasing amount of traffic and with lower costs, as required by the airspace users is only possible with focused technical development on European level. This is addressed by the SESAR project PROSA.
Remote Tower for Multiple Airports (SESAR 2020 PJ05)
SESAR Project PJ05 focusses on the safe and efficient airport of the future. By bringing the concept of remotely controlling multiple airports to a higher maturity level, it aims at providing small and medium-sized airports with more cost-efficient and service-tailored air traffic services.
SANTANA-AERO (Smart Antenna Terminal for Aeronautical Applications)
The objective of the joint project SANTANA-AERO is the application-specific development of satellite communications antenna technologies for aeronautical applications. The core elements here are efficient antenna arrays using multilayer technology and the implementation of electronic beamforming.
WW-ATM (World Wide Air Traffic Management)
How does the use of noise-optimized approach procedures affect the overall air traffic? How to respond most effectively to heavy snowfall at an airport? And how to treat the collapse of the navigation infrastructure with minimal retroactive effects? WW-ATM provides a validation platform to answer these and further questions.
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