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Multidisciplinary Subjects and Special Subjects

The serie comprises courses which go beyond the topics of the technical series or deal with special subjects. Course content is characterised both by theoretical principles and special subjects, and targeted at executives, engineers, natural scientists and experts in the most diverse special fields. 

Scientific Coordination: Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ludger Schmidt, Universität Kassel, Fachgebiet Mensch-Maschine-Systemtechnik


Command, Control and Reconnaissance

The Command, Control and Reconnaissance series is intended for civil and military executives, engineers and natural scientists who are engaged in the development, testing and assessment of modern command, control and reconnaissance systems as well as protection technologies or general subjects in the fields of navigation, logistics and simulation. The courses present principles, current status of development and the anticipated trend, orientated at the requirements of the armed forces, administrative agencies and industry. Visits and practical exercises complete - if possible - the lectures.

Scientific Coordination: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Arno Schroth, Carl-Cranz-Gesellschaft e.V.,  Oberpfaffenhofen


Digital Communications and IT

Information and communication technology is a key technology today in almost all areas of business and private life. Information and communication technology is often the necessary basis for innovative developments and processes. Hardly any other technological discipline has such a multidisciplinary character. To meet the continuous demand for further training, the Digital Communication series offers courses in all areas of information and communication technology, their principles and special areas of application. The range of courses is updated continuously and modified to take account of current developments e.g. in mobile radio telephone and Internet services.

Scientific Coordination: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Erich Lutz, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Institut für Kommuni­ka­tion und Navigation, Oberpfaffenhofen and
Prof. Dr. Michael Weber, Universität Ulm, Fakultät für Informatik


Aerospace and aeronautics

The aerospace and aeronautics applications are playing an increasingly important role in a globalized world. In this field, topics such as development, maintenance and inspection of aerospace and aeronautics systems are presented in a compact and practical format. System technology, structural mechanics and flight control/regulation in particular are important aspects.  Special lectures address the future field of unmanned aviation or "remotely controlled" systems. Trends and developments in the field of helicopter technology are also discussed.

Scientific Coordination: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Schulte, Universität der Bw München


Sensor Technology and Remote Sensing

Nowadays sensors are the significant parts of systems for remote sensing, aerial reconnaissance, security and other topics, like the control of machines, which definitive determine their characteristics. The Sensor Technology and Remote Sensing Series offer seminars which deal with the development, testing, estimation, and application of novel sensor systems as well as the corresponding evaluation processes. The main focus is on optics, optoelectronics, infrared, microwave, and radar technology. Theoretical principles are presented as far as they are necessary for the understanding of the seminar. However, special emphasis is given to the demonstration of modern technological developments and processes, the field of applications and the technical limits of the respective systems.

Scientific Coordination: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Arno Schroth, Carl-Cranz-Gesellschaft e.V., Oberpfaffenhofen


Technologies for Transport and Traffic Systems

The Technologies for Transport and Traffic Systems series combines courses on the fields of mechanics and electronics, design and materials in terms of their application in aviation and space technology and ground vehicles, and aim to familiarise participants with new technologies and system questions on the overall area of transport and traffic systems. The courses offered will focus on application-orientated processes in system dynamics, model construction and simulation, guidance and regulation, lightweight construction and new materials, mechatronics and adaptronics. Visits and practical exercises including computer demonstrations will complement the basic methodological principles. The series is intended primarily for engineers and natural scientists who are engaged in the research and development, production and assessment of the application, operation, marketing, maintenance and training through to questions of disposal of transport and traffic systems.

Scientific Coordination:
Responsible for the "System Dynamics, Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems" subject group:
Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Weis, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik GmbH,  Fürstenfeldbruck


Defense and Security

The new complexity of the threats posed to society by terrorism, natural catastrophes and organised crime, on the one hand, and asymmetrical military operations on the other have greatly changed the demands placed on research and development in the defense and security sector. Therefore, this series of seminars will turn to decision-makers and specialists from national security agencies just as much as it does to directors and officers, engineers and members of academia entrusted with planning, development, testing and evaluating modern defense systems.
The topic of security will be explored in partnership with key figures from research, universities, industry and government agencies. Our seminars will cover a broad spectrum of security technologies and topics. This ranges from, among other things, protecting critical infrastructures to detecting explosives and video surveillance.
Regarding defense, the focus in the seminars will be on classical topics in ballistics, simulation and calculation methods, measuring techniques, chemical energy sources and substances. Further topics will include systems aspects, questions of vulnerability as well as quality assurance and environmental protection in military technology.
In general, these seminars will be held in every two years. They assume general knowledge of the specific subject being discussed. If found to be conducive, relevant research facilities will be visited.

Scientific Coordination: Dr. Friedrich Leopold, Deutsch-Französisches Forschungsinstitut Saint-Louis (ISL)

Material Science and Material Technologies

The Material Science and Technology technical series covers the manufacturing of modern materials, thermo-mechanical refining, methods for analyzing and creating models of the macroscopic mechanical behavior and the application as a pacesetter for innovation in key industries such as the automotive industry, aerospace and aeronautics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and energy technology. The lectures cover topics such as the materials for lightweight aircraft and how these materials are tested to determine their energy absorption capacity in case of a crash. Knowledge of state-of-the-art steel and aluminum alloys is also imparted. Surface technology has become very important. With innovations in this field, components can be protected against thermal effects and corrosive substances in extreme environments. Modern surface treatment can also reduce the friction of machine parts or protect components against wear. Innovative new materials are presented in this technical series under the future technology aspect.

The technical series is intended for scientists, engineers and decision makers who are looking for the materials required to realize their products, solutions and ideas. It is also intended for material scientists who want to introduce their developments to potential users.

Additional topics for this technical series are in development.

Reihenleiter: Dr.-Ing. E. Lach, Deutsch-Französisches Forschungsinstitut Saint-Louis (ISL)