Current Projects

Title Description Funding Authority Period
U-SpaceR3 Proof of the safe interaction of manned and unmanned aviation in U-Spaces in a living lab in the Rhenish mining area. BMDV 08/2022 - 01/2025

Cross-border search for a missing person by a 5G networked UAS with integration into the rescue chain and airspace integration using UTM/U-Space services.

BMDV 01/2022 - 12/2023
Center for Vertical Mobility A unique competence and test center for vertical mobility in the rhenish mining area
EULE European UAV-assisted transport solutions for medical goods BMDV 11/2021 - 10/2024
5G-TELK-NF Setting up a 5G campus network in which future networked applications will be developed 01/2021 - 01/2024
LarusPro An unmanned aircraft for the support of sea rescue missions under heavy weather conditions - Practice transfer to rescue organizations BMBF 01/2021 - 12/2023
ElektRail® Automated and runway independend takeoff and landing system for a solar-electric flight operations of medium-weight UAV 10/2020 - 09/2023
FlutNetz Improving access to medical emergencies in the event of flood disasters in Bangladesh BMBF 04/2020 - 03/2023
GrowFlowFly Acceptance potential for area-extensive renewable energies – APV, FPV, AWE compared to established renewwable energy technologies BMWK 04/2023 -
AUTOtech.agil Architecture and Technologies for Orchestrating Automotive Agility BMBF 10/2022 -
NikoLaS BMWK 10/2023 -
ZeroCloud BMWK 05/2023 -


List of completed projects

Titel Kurzbeschreibung Fördergeber Laufzeit
SAFIR-med Delivery of urgend goods even across national borders SESAR-VDL2-03-2020 12/2020 - 03/2023
ADEPT-23 Expansion of the range of applications for a training aircraft and the flight simulator through the development of new types of training options and functions BMWi 01/2020 - 12/2022
Virtual Disaster Virtualized reality for tele-mission management in complex operational situations and major events BMBF 07/2019 - 12/2021
GrenzFlug cross-border flying - cross-border rescue BMVI 06/2019 - 12/2019
ReCO RendezvousControl DFG 10/2018 - 10/2022
VISION Networked, integrated UAS-supported data acquisition and processing for the support of authorities and organizations with security tasks in civil protection BMVI 10/2018 - 12/2021


Flight system assisted operation control in complex mission situations BMBF 08/2018 - 02/2022
REALISE Runway independent automatic launch and landing system BMBF 10/2017 - 10/2020
Big Bird XL Fully Automatic UAV with Flapping Wing Propulsion BMWI

09/2017 -

LARUS An unmanned aircraft for the support of sea rescue missions under heavy weather conditions BMBF 10/2016 - 10/2019
DHL Paketkopter 3.0 Research campaign in Bavaria: Reit im Winkl to Winklmoosalm Industrieprojekt 03/2015 - 03/2016
DHL Paketkopter 2.0 Research campaign in the Northsea: Norddeich to Juist Industrieprojekt 2014 - 2015

Integrated Ground and on-Board system for Support of the Aircraft Safe Take-off and Landing

FP7 2011 - 2014
ANCHORS UAV-Assisted Ad Hoc Networks for Crisis Management & Hostile Environment Sensing BMBF, ANR 2012 - 2015
E-SAT Start Electrohybrid Silent Air Taxi (SAT) BMWi 11/2020 - 10/2022
EnerGlider Development of an Airborne Wind Energy System based on a self-launching and self-flying glider BMWi 12/2018 - 12/2021
UNICARagil Modular architecture for connected self-driving electric vehicles BMBF 02/2018 - 01/2022
AVIGLE Development of an Aerial Service Platform MIWF, ERFE 2010 - 2013
CESAR Development of a dynamic similitude subscale model FP6 - AEROSPACE 2006 - 2010
SHARC Coaxial Helicopter UAV Industrieprojekt 2005 - 2007



Tobias Ostermann

Research Associate


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