Fields of Research

 

Main Research Interests at FSD

In close interdisciplinary collaboration with public authorities, external research facilities and industrial partners, FSD explores multiple areas of interest across manned and unmanned flight. To the main research topics belong the development and application of methods in the area of:

 
  Model FSD

Modelling

Modelling of dynamic flight characteristics, especially of unconventional und unmanned aerial vehicles by means of well-known handbook equations and computational methods

Identification

Identification of dynamic flight characteritics by means of laboratory and wind tunnel experiments or by manned and unmanned test flights


  Simulation FSD

Automation

Automation including design of flight control, stabilization, guidance, mission control and autonomy

Optimization

Optimization of aircraft performance or flight qualities like stability, controllability and disturbance

Simulation

Simulation of dynamic flight characteristics, either offline using Matlab/Simulink or in realtime by means of manned flight simulators