Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)
Organisation type: Research & Technology Organisation
Who they are
DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of Germany. It is the umbrella organisation for Germany’s largest project management agency. In addition to its own research, as Germany’s space agency, DLR is responsible for the planning and development of the German space program.
How they are organised
DLR is comprised of approximately 8,000 employees at 16 locations across Germany, with its headquarters in Cologne. DLR also has offices in Brussels, Paris, Tokyo and Washington D.C.. They are a recognised expert in E-OCVM (European Operational Concept Validation Methodology) and a centre of excellence in ATM validation.
DLR’s mission comprises the exploration of Earth and the Solar System and research for protecting the environment, including the development of environmentally friendly energy supply and mobility technology. Their research portfolio ranges from fundamental research to the development of future products. DLR has expertise dealing with European Union funded project such as DRIVER, which was a demonstration project for an improved crisis management, where DLR provided research aircraft.
Role in the project
As a technical lead, DLR oversees the technical conceptualisation of the project and all technical activities. DLR also contributes to the development and evaluation of solutions for on-site situation assessment. DLR also adds their expertise to many of the technical work packages that include data integration, data fusion as well as information exchange and interoperability. It also provides an ATM validation centre for simulating and testing new procedures and technologies in operations control.