The main aim of the collaborative research centre SFB 880, which was established in 2011, is to improve the efficiency of active high lift in future commercial aircraft. Summarized under the general heading "Principles of High Lift for Future Commercial Aircraft", the SFB 880 analyses different active high lift systems. Special focus of the research activities is on finding solutions concerning noise reduction and improved scalability of performance parameters during take-off and landing.
Furthermore by developing a new scope of low-noise airliners, the SFB880 aims at a better integration of air transportation into metropolitan regions. Realizing this vision requires generating new technologies based on knowledge concerning aeroacoustics, aerodynamics and flight dynamics, which reaches far beyond the current state of research and methodologies in these fields. The SFB 880 approaches this challenge by performing fundamental research in the areas just mentioned above.
Detailed information on the research activities of the SFB 880 can be found in the download section of the SFB 880 website.
The particular Areas A, B, C and Z
The SFB 880 consists of four different particular areas (A, B, C and Z), which focus on different aspects of the SFB 880's overall research objective.