Company Profile

DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative venture. The two DLR-institutes involved in HIKARI are the Institute for Atmospheric Physics (DLR-PA) in Oberpfaffenhofen and the Institute of Space Systems (DLR-RY) in Bremen. DLR-PA focuses on the research of the physical and chemical processes of the troposphere and lower stratosphere. On both, regional and global scales the relevant processes and changes of the state of the atmosphere are quantified and systematically investigated using remote sensing, research aircraft, and computational models. DLR-RY analyzes and evaluates complex systems of space flight with regard to technical, economical and socio-political aspects. Furthermore, it develops concepts for innovative space missions with high visibility on the national and international level.

Contribution to HIKARI

The DLR’s contribution to HIKARI consists of two parts: a climate assessment of hypersonic transport (DLR-PA) and a roadmap for future hypersonic transport (DLR-RY). DLR-PA will extend the climate assessment tool AirClim for hypersonic transport. The assessment takes into account emissions of CO2, H2O, and NOx. It considers direct affects from concentration changes of CO2 and H2O and indirect effects from contrail-cirrus, ozone and methane changes.

Company Address

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft – und Raumfahrt e.V. – DLR
Linder Höhe, 51147 Köln, Deutschland
DLR-Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre: http://www.dlr.de/ipa
DLR-Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme: http://www.dlr.de/irs