Overall System Evaluation

Junior Research Group in Cluster of Excellence SE²A

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Duration: From 2019 to 2023

The Junior Research Group is part of the Cluster of Excellence "Sustainable and Energy Efficient Aviation". Further information can be found here on the pages of the cluster.


Project Description

Shaping the necessary transition pathways to achieve sustainable air transport solutions requires a sound understanding of the behavior of the ATS itself. The task of the group is to analyze and evaluate alternative transition pathways in order to achieve long-term development goals for the ATS.




Project Partners

  • TU Braunschweig
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)
  • Braunschweig University of Art (HBK)
  • Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB)


Objective and Approach

The group will develop system dynamics (SD) and agent-based simulation and optimization models capturing the main actors and structure of the ATS, under consideration of technological, economic, environmental and social factors. The models will be used to analyze and evaluate the overall system behavior of the ATS for the selection and temporal allocation of measures meant to steer the ATS towards energy efficiency and sustainability.