Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
DLR is the German Aerospace Centre. It has 31 institutes spread over 8 sites with 5100 employees, 2300 scientists, about 500 doctoral students and junior scientists and 100 visiting scientists. The DLR budget for in-house research and development work and other internal operations amounts to approximately €450 million, of which one-third comes from revenues earned by DLR. DLR also administers the space budget of the German government, with about €750 million. Key areas are Aeronautics, Space, Transportation and Energy.
The DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics in Oberpfaffenhofen performs research on the interdisciplinary design of model-based control systems and of model-based error detection, computer-aided optimization and simulation, as well as implementation of complex mechatronic systems and man-machine interfaces for robots, aircrafts and vehicles. The institute was one of the founders of the Modelica group in 1996 and is using Modelica in many research and industrial projects since 2000.