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The DLR Project Wetter und Fliegen

Gerz, Thomas and Schwarz, Carsten (2012) The DLR Project Wetter und Fliegen. DLR-Forschungsbericht. DLR-FB--2012-02, 280 S.

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Abstract

This report compiles major results of the 4-year DLR Project Wetter & Fliegen. Contributing DLR institutes and facilities were the Institutes of Atmospheric Physics, Flight Systems, Flight Guidance, Robotics and Mechatronics, Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Air Transportation Systems as well as DLR Flight Experiments and Systemhaus Technik. The aim was to contribute to safety and efficiency of tomorrow’s air transportation by a) developing weather and wake vortex expert systems along with operational concepts for the air traffic management and control at airports and b) researching new sensors and delivering automated flight control and innovative flight crew information technologies for the aircraft. Deeper insights were gained into wake vortex physics, the consequences for wake-encountering aircraft and separation prediction, as well as the detection, tracking and prediction of adverse weather phenomena like thunderstorms and snow and icing conditions. New operational concepts for air traffic control and tools for flight systems have been developed and the expert systems have been assessed from a technological and economical perspective. Prototype systems have been matured towards different levels of technology readiness and have been tested and evaluated with human-in-the-loop simulations and in field campaigns in real environments. Building on these achievements the work will be continued in the forthcoming DLR Project Weather Optimised Air Traffic.

Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Forschungsbericht)
Title:The DLR Project Wetter und Fliegen
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Gerz, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Schwarz, CarstenUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2012
Number of Pages:280
ISSN:1434-8454
Status:Published
Keywords:aircraft, airport, wake vortex, thunderstorm, wintry weather, detection, tracking, characterisation, prediction, alleviation, avoidance, concept of operation, cost-benefit analysis, expert systems for air traffic management and flight crew, pilot assistance systems
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics, Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research, ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics, Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research, L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Systems & Cabin, L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Braunschweig , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Flight Dynamics and Simulation
Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Cloud Physics and Traffic Meteorology
Deposited By: Carsten Walter Schwarz
Deposited On:11 Apr 2012 15:15
Last Modified:11 Apr 2012 15:15

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