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Agile Blades

Author(s):
Philip Küfmann (DLR), 
Company: DLR, Germany
Published: dSPACE Magazine 1/2016, May 2016

A multiple-swashplate system for helicopters actively reduces noise and vibrations

A fast-spinning rotor creates the desired thrust and lift for a helicopter – audible even for the hard of hearing. With a new kind of rotor control, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) proves that a helicopter can soar through the skies with far less noise and vibrations.



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