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The Aerospace Engineering department is involved in some of the most prominent research topics presently ongoing in the aerospace field.    In cooperation with the FH owned research company FOTEC, the AE department provides the core elements of scientific instruments for one of the most prestigious mission of NASA and ESA, developed a possible propulsion system for the cornerstone mission LISA, investigates future electric propulsion systems and has developed the smallest Bipropellant Engine in the 1N range operating with low toxicity propellants (Green Propellants). A short list of the most prominent current and past projects is given in the following:

January 14 - 16, 2015: Horizon 2020 Project Rheform

The kick-off meeting for the Horizon 2020 project RHEFORM took place on 14-16th of January on the premises of DLR.

The Aerospace Engineering department of the FHWN will investigate new, advanced propellants for the space industry and design, manufacture and test new propulsion systems. The project will run for three years. The FHWN cooperates with following partners:
o Airbus
o CNRS
o DLR (consortium lead), Germany
o ECAPS, Sweden
o FOI, Sweden
o FOTEC, Austria
o Lithoz, Austria
o University of Poitiers, France

For other projects of FOTEC and the Aerospace Engineering department, please go to fotec.at/en

  • Current projects(selection)                            
    • Development of a low thrust bipropellant using green propellants in cooperation with ESA (more information)
    • Development of future FEEP concepts in cooperation with ESA (more information)
    • Development of the student satellite PEGASUS. Be part of it!



  • Past projects(selection)
    • Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Pathfinder (LISA PF) in cooperation with ESA and Astrium ST (more information)
    • Development of a Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT)
    • Coordination of the European Framework Program (FP7) GRASP.
    • Development of a monopropellant thruster based on hydrogen peroxide
    • Development of a Plasma Simulation Tool for Europe’s Mission to the Moon SMART-1
    • Magnetospheric Multi-Scale Mission (MMS) in cooperation with ESA and NASA (more information) 
    • Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Pathfinder (LISA PF) in cooperation with ESA and Astrium ST (more information)
    • Development of a Thermal Stirling Engine   

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