- Manned Aircraft Projects
This topic deals with the development, construction, and testing of trendsetting light plane projects. The focus lies on the combination of eco-efficient concepts with alternative propulsion technologies. The solar aircraft ‘icaré’ and the battery powered aircraft ‘e-Genius’ are used by the Institute of Aircraft Design (IFB) for the practical testing of both alternative propulsion and energy storage technologies.
- Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
The research group ‘UAS’ conducts research on the design and construction of fixed-wing and helicopter UAVs, development of avionics, system integration and professional flight test planning and execution. The biggest UAVs realized until today are ‘VELA2’, ‘NACRE’ and ‘AMPAIR’.
- General / Conceptual Aircraft Design
The aim is the improvement of the statistical preliminary draft tools and the development of new design approaches.