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DL­R­magazine 166 – Next stop: the fu­ture

Birschmann, Nils and Heil, Julia (2020) DL­R­magazine 166 – Next stop: the fu­ture. [Other]

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Abstract

Lightweight, manoeuvrable and safe: the Safe Light Regional Vehicle (SLRV) features on the cover of Issue 166 of the DLRmagazine and is one of the new vehicle concepts developed at DLR with the potential to shape the future of transport. When designing such vehicles, researchers find it important that their drive systems are as resource-efficient as possible. To this end, the SLRV prototype is powered by a combination of a fuel cell and a battery, and runs on hydrogen. This is just one of the ways that DLR is combining cutting-edge fundamental research with the applied development of innovative ideas. In the field of aviation, DLR is researching how aircraft can be made more fuel-efficient. To do so, the balance between stability and flexibility is crucial. Wolf Krüger from the DLR Institute of Aeroelasticity is investigating particularly flexible aircraft wings and explains in an interview why there is still no need to worry when you see them bend while looking out of an aircraft window. Meanwhile, researchers at DLR in Oldenburg are trialling the sustainable energy supply of the future. This issue of the DLRmagazine takes you on a visit to their new NESTEC laboratory. Another highlight in this issue is the story of Blaubeuren, the largest stony meteorite ever found in Germany. The Helmholtz Centre Dresden-Rossendorf has now determined the impressive age of this heavyweight from outer space: it landed on Earth approximately 10,000 years ago. Other topics include an overview of 40 years of applied remote sensing at DLR where researcher process information from Earth observation satellites and forge valuable tools from their data. You can discover a project to secure communication and navigation systems against cyberattacks. And the magazine also takes you to the new DLR Responsive Space Cluster Competence Center in Trauen, where experts pursue the ambitious goal of replacing defective or missing satellites within seven days – a project that could make a James Bond film look like a documentary.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/141181/
Document Type:Other
Title:DL­R­magazine 166 – Next stop: the fu­ture
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Birschmann, NilsUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Heil, JuliaUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2020
Journal or Publication Title:DLRmagazin
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Number of Pages:62
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, (DLR)UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Series Name:DLRmagazin
ISSN:2190-0108
Status:Published
Keywords:Aeronautics, space, energy, transport, digitisation, security, sustainability, project sponsor, planetary research, space debris, meteorite, climate research, aeroelasticity, Responsive Space, Earth observation, cybersecurity, vehicle concepts, TanDEM-X, Mars
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignment
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):no assignment
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Executive Board > Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Deposited By: Heil, Julia
Deposited On:21 Jun 2021 09:29
Last Modified:21 Jun 2021 09:29

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