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Federal research programme aeronautics LuFo IV

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LuFo IV

Federal research programme aeronautics LuFo IV
Luftfahrtforschungsprogramm IV

Background & policy context: 

Aeronautics in Germany is a small but strategic sector with technological multiplier effects on other industry sectors. There exists a fully privatized industry with primarily SME structure. The R & T expenditures of 18% of turnover are high compared with 5-6% in the automotive sector. Aeronautics is a level playing field in relation to global competitors. There are strong societal needs and requirements on environmental protection.

Strategic Objectives: 

 Integration of aeronautics RTD on European national and regional level:

  • a more efficient air transport system
  • a more efficient environment friendly air traffic system
  • more passenger safety and passenger comfort
  • more efficiency in aircraft design/development and production
  • more efficiency in maintenance and repair
Programme organisation: 

The German National Aeronautics Research Programme is running from 1994 onwards covering LuFo I from 1994 - 1998, LuFo II from 1999 - 2002, LuFo III from 2003 - 2007 and currently LuFo IV from 2007 - 2013. It is dedicated to deliver answers to the challenges as defined in SRA II.

  • traffic growth and environmental protection
  • safety and passenger friendliness
  • economic efficiency and market share

The implementation is realised through cooperative and integrated projects carried out by industry, universities and research institutions.

Leading Institutions:

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)

Type of funding:
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

Funding is up to 50% for industry and up to 100% for universities and research institutes.

Total Budget: 
€600 million
Participating countries: 
Germany
Number of projects:
30
Projects covered: 
  • Auto-LFZ - Entwicklung eines Automatisierten Systems zur ganzheitlichen Oberflächenbearbeitung
  • BliDes-HDV - Innovatives Blisk-Design für Hochdruckverdichter der nächsten Generation
  • CAHSSA - Cabin Health, Social and Selfservice Area
  • CRYO – PIV - Strömungsmesstechnik im ETW 
  • ELBASYS - Elektrische Basissysteme in einem CFK Rumpf: Architektur und Auslegung 
  • ELFA - Systemanforderungen und Integrationsaspekte für elektrische Luftfahrzeuge 
  • FASY - Elektrische Leichtbaufahrwerksysteme 
  • GerMaTec - Geräuschreduzierte, schadstoffarme Magerverbrennungstechnologie 
  • HIT - Fortschrittliche Hochauftriebstechnologien und -konzepte 
  • InAS - Innovative Avionik-Systemarchitekturen 
  • INBAKA - Integration von Basis- und Kabinensystemen in einen CFK Rumpf 
  • INREOG - Effizienzsteigerung der Qualifikation von Flugzeugmustern durch hybride Vorgehensweisen 
  • INROS - Innovative Rotorsteuerung von Hubschraubern 
  • KABTEC - Innovative Kabinentechnologien 
  • KoGeSa - Kosten- und gewichtsreduzierte Sandwichpaneele im Flugzeugbau 
  • LAPAZ - Automatisches Flugsteuerungssystem für Luftarbeitsflugzeuge 
  • LINA - Satelliten- und bodengestützte Anflugsysteme 
  • LoKoST - Progressive und lokal verstärkte FVK-Sandwichbauweise 
  • M-FLY - Flugphysikalische Entwicklung emissionsärmerer und wirtschaftlicherer Flugzeuge und Hubschrauber mittels neuer numerischer und experimenteller Methoden 
  • ManuTurb - Innovative Fertigungsverfahren für Turbinen 
  • ME2 Turbine - Steigerung der Effizienz und elektrischen Leistung einer Turbine 
  • MechaMod - Gesamttriebwerksmechanik und –modellierung sowie Methoden zur Vorhersage des Betriebsverhaltens 
  • ModAw - Moderne Auslegungswerkzeuge für Triebwerke der nächsten Generation 
  • MUNA - Management und Minimierung von Unsicherheiten in der Numerischen Aerodynamik 
  • NABIS - Neue Anwendungen von individuellen Rotorblattsteuerungen 
  • NEMES - Neue metallische Luftfahrtstrukturen 
  • NERSOP - Betriebsgeräuschreduktion suboptimal operierender Pro
Project Profiles:
  1. A hybrid approach for more efficient airplane qualification
  2. Airflow measurement techniques at the ETW
  3. Automated control system for service airplanes
  4. Cabin Health, Social and Selfservice Area
  5. Design and simulation of compressors for vision 10 aircraft engine concepts
  6. Development of an automated system for total surface tooling
  7. Electrical light weight undercarriage systems
  8. Electrical systems in a CFC fuselage: architecture and design
  9. Enhancement of turbine efficiency and electric power
  10. Innovative avionic system architectures
  11. Innovative Blisk design for next generation high pressure compressors
  12. Innovative cabin technologies
  13. Innovative design methodology for next generation aircraft engines
  14. Innovative helicopter rotor control
  15. Innovative locally reinforced FRP sandwich structures
  16. Innovative manufacturing methods for turbines
  17. Integration of systems into a CFC fuselage
  18. Low noise and low emission lean combustion technology
  19. Methodology for efficient and robust high pressure turbine design
  20. Minimisation and management of uncertainties of CFD calculations
  21. Multi disciplinary optimisation of flight physics to develop low emission and more efficient airplanes and helicopters
  22. New applications of blade individual rotor control systems
  23. New design of hybrid joint structures
  24. New technologies for very low noise gear fan concepts
  25. Noise Emission Reduction of Sub-optimal Operating Propellers
  26. Overall engine mechanical simulation and methods for forecast of operating conditions
  27. Satellite and ground based approach and landing systems
  28. System requirements and integration aspects for electrical air vehicles
  29. The competitive airport
  30. Wireless communication network in airplanes
Contact Name: 
Friedrich König
Organisation: 
German Aerospace Center Project Management Agency Aeronautics
Address: 
Königswinterer Straße 522-524
Zipcode: 
53227
City: 
Bonn Oberkassel
Contact country:
Telephone: 
(+49) 228 447-662
Fax Number: 
(+49) 228 447-710