The iFR cooperates closely with edm aerotec, a leading manufacturer of ultralight helicopters. One of our research topics are purely electrically actuated UL stabilization systems.
Stabilization of the Coax-2D Ultralight Helicopter
The iFR cooperates closely with edm aerotec, a leading manufacturer of ultralight helicopters. One of our research topics are purely electrically actuated UL stabilization systems.
[Photo: edm aerotec]
Internationally known eVTOL aircraft developers rely on flight control algorithms developed by the iFR.
Automation of eVTOL Aircraft
Internationally known eVTOL aircraft developers rely on flight control algorithms developed by the iFR.
[Photo: Volocopter]
Shown here is a method for multimodal updraft estimation. This is the basis for intelligent path planning using machine learning.
AI-based Path Planning with Integrated Updraft Search
Shown here is a method for multimodal updraft estimation. This is the basis for intelligent path planning using machine learning.
[Photo: University of Stuttgart]
Icaré is an experimental aircraft and one of the first manned aircraft with wing-tip propellers. This improves controllability and flight performance.
icaré Experimental Aircraft with Wing-Tip Propellers
Icaré is an experimental aircraft and one of the first manned aircraft with wing-tip propellers. This improves controllability and flight performance.
[Photo: University of Stuttgart]
Obstacle avoidance is essential for autonomous flight. The picture shows a camera-assisted contour flight. For mission scenarios with demanding autonomy requirements we cooperate with Airbus Defense and Space, among others.
Optimizing Guidance Method for Autonomous Flight
Obstacle avoidance is essential for autonomous flight. The picture shows a camera-assisted contour flight. For mission scenarios with demanding autonomy requirements we cooperate with Airbus Defense and Space, among others.
[Photo: University of Stuttgart]
In 2015, a fully automatic flight of a DA42 including takeoff and landing was demonstrated with algorithms developed by the iFR.
Highly Automated Flight for General Aviation Aircraft
In 2015, a fully automatic flight of a DA42 including takeoff and landing was demonstrated with algorithms developed by the iFR.
[Photo: University of Stuttgart]

The Institute of Flight Mechanics and Control (iFR) works in the field of guidance, control, and navigation of aerospace vehicles and instruments. We are mainly interested in exploring the interface between advanced theoretical methods and practical engineering applications.

Contact

Walter Fichter
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Walter Fichter

Director

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