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  • expertise4innovations
  • Patrick Holland-Moritz
Antennae: Research into greater safety and security in aviation © Wolfram Schroll

Antennae: Research into greater safety and security in aviation

Antennae used in aircraft must operate reliably under extreme conditions. To achieve this, researchers carry out measurements in anechoic chambers – and, from time to time, even draw inspiration from the natural world.

  • Industry Innovation
  • Christian Vetterlein
Cold weather, ice and snow in industry - The unique challenges posed by winter

Cold weather, ice and snow in industry - The unique challenges posed by winter

Trains are cancelled or delayed, aircraft need to be de-iced, cars won’t start and machinery everywhere is pushed to the its operational limits: the challenges of the cold weather are particularly noticeable in the transportation sector but also demand creative solutions from all kinds of industries. At the same time, low temperatures, ice and snow represent a great deal of potential opportunity for countless different industries, from automotive technology to the chemical industry.

  • Icons of Industry
  • Christian Vetterlein
William Bushnell Stout and his achievements on the way to developing the “Ford Trimotor” passenger aircraft © Gregor Behling

William Bushnell Stout and his achievements on the way to developing the “Ford Trimotor” passenger aircraft

With revolutionary aircraft designs and engine constructions, William Bushnell laid the groundwork for the triple-engined Ford Trimotor passenger plane. This rugged range of aircraft was very popular with pilots due to its easy to handle flying dynamics and became known as the “Tin Goose” due to its corrugated metal cladding. The engine concept, which was highly unconventional at the time, lived on in many further models in the Ford Trimotor series and bore witness to Stout’s engineering and technical achievements.