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Runway independent automatic launch and landing system



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The project REALISE aims to develop a mobile, runway independant launch and landing system for unmanned aerial systems. This enables the automatic take-off and landing of UAS without landing gear.

Design and Function

The construction consists of a rail system with moveable sledge in longitudinal and lateral directions. Moreover, the landing skid on the sledge is pivoted which enables landings even during strong crosswinds. High-precision sensor technology and a complex control system ensure a fully-automated launch and landing process.

Project Duration

October 2017 to October 2020

Project Partners

  • mb+Partner
  • Nordwig Werkzeugbau GmbH
  • Hanseatic Aviation Solutions GmbH
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Technische Universität Hamburg

Associate Partners

  • Thelsys GmbH
  • Zentrum für Angewandte Luftfahrtforschung GmbH
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik
  • TÜV Nord Cert GmbH
  • Airbus DS GmbH

Project Coordinator

Dr. Franz Josef Kirschfink, Hamburg Aviation e.V.