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Flying with the Iron Bird

Author(s):
Holger Spangenberg (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), 
Company: DLR, Germany
Published: dSPACE NEWS 2005/3, Sep 2005

Statistically, you are far more likely to win the lottery jackpot than you are to experience a plane crash due to a system failure. This high level of safety is partly due to the comprehensive tests that flight systems have to pass while still on the ground – long before the prototype aircraft takes off for the first time. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is currently designing a test facility that uses dSPACE equipment and will provide enormous flexibility in developing the flight systems of the future.



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