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Projects at the Institute of Flight Guidance
5G-Reallabor (in the mobility region BS-WOB)
In this project an open real lab is being set up which serves the rapid implementation of 5G use cases on a concentrated area in order to gain experience about the 5G technology, but also the interaction with other technologies across domain boundaries.
AACID (Acoustics and aerodynamics for city drones)
The project AACID is focused on estimating the noise and aerodynamics of multicopters for urban areas. The aim of AACID is to estimate the noise and hazard potential that can arise from disruptive winds during the air transport of people and goods with multicopters in urban environments.
AREA U-space (Air Space Research Area U-space)
DLR has been building a U-space living lab at its Cochstedt site since January 2023. It will be one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Germany and will encompass all key aspects: the U-space airspace, the necessary infrastructure and a wide range of services.
AURA (SESAR PJ34-W3 ATM U-SPACE INTERFACE)
The objective of the SESAR Industrial Research project PJ34 AURA is to lay the foundations for the integration of the new entrants in current and future air traffic environment, developing the required concept of operations and validating U-space services information exchanges with Air Traffic Management systems.
CORUS-XUAM is an EU project dedicated to implement Urban Air Mobility solutions within U-space by developing the necessary operational procedures and requirements considering safety, efficiency and social acceptability. A core element of the project are six demonstrations in different European countries.
DIAL (Individual and Automated Air Transport)
The project "Individual and Automated Air Transport" (Der individuelle und automatisierte Luftverkehr; DIAL), initiated by the DLR, bundles research to expand the automation of flight guidance. This will enable flight planners to offer customized climate-optimized routes for every aircraft in the sky.
DiCoP (Digital Co-Pilot)
Within the collaborative project DiCoP AerosSys and the Institute of Flight Guidance are together developing and testing a digital co-pilot for speech assistance in Single Pilot Operations.
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.
D-KULT (Klima- und umweltfreundlicher Lufttransport)
Das Projekt D-KULT hat zum Ziel, die Machbarkeit ökoeffizienter Flugtrajektorien im europäischen Luftraum zu demonstrieren. Dazu sollen die Trajektorien anhand einer geeigneten Klima-Metrik für eine verringerte bzw. minimale Klimawirkung optimiert werden.
EASINESS (Erweiterte taktische Einsatzfähigkeit von militärischen Hubschraubern)
Das Projekt zielt darauf ab, die taktischen Einsatzfähigkeiten von (zukünftigen) militärischen Hubschraubern zu erweitern. Dazu werden innovative Ansätze entwickelt, um die Flugregelungs- und Assistenzsysteme effizient zu entwickeln und zu verbessern.
FALCO (SESAR 2020 PJ33-W3)
The SESAR project FALCO is investigating solutions for making air traffic management and controller deployment more flexible, efficient and responsive to changing traffic demand and conditions. The project will also trial spectrum-efficient data link connectivity and digital voice communications.
GLASS (GLS approaches based on SBAS)
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.
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.
Efficiency, safety, feasibility, sustainability and affordability are the key characteristics of future urban mobility. The HorizonUAM project provides first answers to this vision by pooling existing competencies of individual institutes within DLR.
KIEZ4-0 (Artificial Intelligence European Certification under Industry 4.0)
The national joint-research project KIEZ is aimed at creating a demonstrator that illustrates how artificial intelligence in aviation can be certified internationally in the future.
The aim of Labyrinth is to optimise drone traffic to enhance its circulation in highly densified areas and encourage its use, given the high potential of these unmanned aerial vehicles for the optimisation of management and supervision processes.
Noise emissions from unmanned aerial vehicles
Predictions for the future foresee the widespread use of drones in both rural and urban areas. In addition to the technical challenges and the question regarding the safe and efficient integration of these new airspace participants into the airspace, the social acceptance of this innovative technology is crucial for its success.
LOKI (Collaboration of aviation operators and AI systems)
Artificial intelligence will play a crucial role in automated systems of the future. The LOKI project explores the collaboration of aviation operations and AI systems with a focus on air traffic management.
MaRPAS 3 (Maritime RPAS Operation 3)
In the MaRPAS 3 project, German maritime police 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 Master360 project is dedicated to the safe integration of UAVs into the airspace. To this end, it is developing approaches that allow airspace to be used efficiently even with high traffic densities. Master360 also examines their implementation with technology demonstrators.
NICo (Next Generation Intelligent Cockpit)
In the NICo (Next Generation Intelligent Cockpit) project, the concept and architecture for a highly automated cockpit of the future is being developed and investigated within the scope of a number of simulator studies in the cockpit simulator GECO and AVES.
The purpose of the PASSport project is to engineer and qualify a solution which extends the situational awareness in port areas in order to improve safety and security. Aerial fixed/rotary wing and underwater drones form the basis for this.
SAFIR-Ready (Safe and Flexible Integration of Initial U-space Services in a Real Environment)
The SAFIR-Ready project is investigating requirements for medical transport tasks for drones in urban areas in order to ensure their operational readiness for short-term flights.
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.
Sonification in air traffic control
At the Institute for Flight Guidance, the foundations of a new research field are being laid as part of a doctorate: representing the most varied forms of data using different musical parameters such as pitch or volume to increase situation awareness during monitoring tasks.
By establishing a Launch Coordination Center (LCC), DLR wants to develop tools for a " launch-on-demand " of spacecraft and contribute to their safe and efficient integration into the airspace.
STORMIE (Supersonic aircraft and their environmental impact)
DLR's STORMIE project focuses on establishing a research platform for the design of supersonic civil aircraft and the prediction of the environmental impacts generated by the aircraft.
THOR (Towards Zero Emission Airports)
Das DLR-Projekt „Towards Zero Emission Airports“ (THOR) zielt darauf ab, Möglichkeiten zu erarbeiten, den Energieverbrauch von Flughäfen zu senken, Emissionen zu reduzieren und die Energieeffizienz zu steigern.
Total Airport Management (SESAR 2020 PJ04-W2 TAM)
Within the project PJ04 Total Airport Management, solutions are being developed for the efficient utilisation of available resources and capacities at airports of widely differing sizes. It addresses the integration of airport processes into the ATM network and the processes at the airport.
Recently finished projects
Eco2Fly (Ecological and Economical Flying)
HAAWAII (Highly Automated Air Traffic Controller Workstations with Artificial Intelligence Integration)
INVIRCAT (Investigate IFR RPAS control in airports and TMA)
ITC (Inter-Team Collaboration)
PROSA Wave 2 (SESAR 2020 PJ10-W2)
SINOPTICA (Satellite-borne and In-situ Observations to Predict the Initiation of Convection for ATM)
STARFiSH (Safety and Artificial Intelligence Speech Recognition)
START (Stable and resilient ATM by integrating Robust airline operations into the network)
URClearED (A Unified Integrated Remain Well Clear Concept in Airspace D-G Class)
USEPE (U-space Separation in Europe)
USpace4UAM (USpace for Urban Air Mobility)
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