Fraunhofer lighthouse project ALBACOPTER® shows first results on scalable drone concept
Interim evaluation on 13-14 October 2022 with impressive technology marketplace in Dresden
On the occasion of the interim evaluation after more than half of the runtime of the Fraunhofer lighthouse project ALBACOPTER®, Fraunhofer IVI invited the project partners, members of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft headquarters as well as the advisory board with representatives from industry and science to Dresden. The six institutes involved in the project provided information on their progress to date in the subprojects »Experimental aircraft«, »Autonomous Flying«, »Materials and Structures«, »Energy and Propulsion« and »Digital Twin« and gave an outlook on the further development steps in the next two years. The advisory board was impressed by the results and demonstrators presented.
An extensive technology marketplace offered the opportunity for professional exchange and exciting insights into the developments at the partner institutes. Using numerous exhibits, including for example a mockup of the energy interface between e-hover and aircraft, the ALBACOPTER® Flight Controller and a hardware-in-the-loop simulation consisting of a digital and a real model, the guests were able to experience the project innovations up close. A handmade 1:3 scale model of the flying test platform hovered above the audience.