Every day, DLR generates enormous volumes of data related to complex information and communication technologies. In order to evaluate, link and retrieve this data for research purposes, a central system component is required to bring it together – the backend.
The backend of the DLR Institute of Transportation Systems is a powerful underlying infrastructure for handling data generated during the research and testing of (inter)urban mobility solutions. All simulation and testing infrastructure comes together here.
The backend consists of:
This supports the development of complex information and communication technologies for new transport solutions and enables the networking of the Institute's various services and large-scale research facilities. The backend provides a high-performance virtualisation environment as well as database and archive functionalities. This ensures that important data remain available in the long term and assists the development of new insights by linking data from sensors in different testing, monitoring and measuring systems.
Due to this range of applications, the backend now serves as the central service and data infrastructure for the Institute’s research activities.
To continue to meet the requirements of in-house projects, the DLR backend is subject to constant further development and renewal.
✅ Data managed in the backend (such as traffic data) can be made available to customers and external partners
✅ Data are always up to date thanks to continued development of the backend
✅ Access to information on the traffic situation in the field, locations of traffic lights and signs
✅ Networking of various services and large-scale facilities (large-scale facilities can be booked by customers for their own tests)
What data is collected by the DLR backend?
The backend manages and processes all the data from DLR's IT infrastructure, such as data on simulations, traffic data, communications technology, etc.
Can customers access the backend?
The DLR backend is reserved for internal use, but the processed data can also be made available to customers and external partners.
How can I access data from the DLR backend?
If you would like to use certain data from the backend, please send us a booking request using our form. We are also happy to answer any further questions you may have.