The Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics models aeronautics as a system which spans over multiple levels from the transport system via the vehicle till the production of sub-components. Research aims at system architectures hence the interactions of all elements across this system-of-systems.
Targeting enhanced efficiency and safety, emphasis is placed on the integration of automation and energy technologies with the focus placed on cabin and fuselage applications.
The required competence portfolio is realized by a virtual supply chain integrating the competences of other DLR institutes as well as external partners.
Contained in the research portfolio are numeric measures for virtual product design and engineering methods for solving complex problems within a team of experts. Validation and demonstration employ both, detailed digital models and large scale hardware experiments.