Who we are

The National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is the independent knowledge enterprise in the Netherlands on aerospace. The overall mission is making air transport and space exploration safer, more sustainable and more efficient. NLR’s multidisciplinary approach focuses on developing new and cost effective technologies for aviation and space, from design support to production technology and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul). More ..

NLR News

?Smart Bandits? serve as intelligent opponents in tactical training scenarios

Virtual opponents in simulations used to train fighter pilots must display intelligent human behaviour to ensure that training scenarios are as realistic as possible. In the ?Smart Bandits? project, the National Aerospace Laboratory of the Netherlands (NLR) has developed intelligent … Continue reading

Pilots: ‘Air-to-Air refueling can be performed safely’

International simulation experiments conducted at NLR Passenger aircraft can safely be refueled while airborne, even during moderate turbulence. These were the findings of flight simulation experiments recently conducted at the NLR and DLR (the German partner organization of the NLR). … Continue reading

Innovating for a quieter environment

In collaboration with the Acoustical Society of the Netherlands (Nederlands Akoestisch Genootschap) and X-noise, the NLR recently organised an Acoustics Symposium under the theme: ?Innovating together for a quieter environment?. NLR organised this stakeholders meeting with the aim of bringing together … Continue reading

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Recently published documents

A weather dependent noise contour prediction concept
A weather dependent noise contour prediction concept
Co-Evolutionary Learning for Cognitive Computer Generated Entities
Fielding a Structural Health Monitoring system on legacy military aircraft
Connecting MATLAB, EcosimPro and 20-sim to the Simulation Model Portability standard