About this series
DLR is Germany’s national centre for space and aeronautics research. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. Within this series important findings in the different technical disciplines in the field of space and aeronautics, as well as interdisciplinary projects and more general topics are addressed. This demonstrates DLR’s outstanding research competences and capabilities to the worldwide scientific community and supports and motivates international research activities in exploring Earth and the universe, while also focusing on environmentally-friendly technologies and promoting mobility, communication and security.