Augmented Helicopter Rescue Operation with Air2X Communication and Virtual Infrastructure

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Demo Launch Area Hall B2
Automated, Cooperative & Connected Mobility
Use the “Landungsbrücken” shuttle from the Messe east entrancePlease make sure to arrive 10min before the start of the activity!Last-minute seats will be available if no shows occur!


Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR)

Important notice regarding the transfer:

  • The demonstration will be shown on the Cruise Terminal Steinwerder.
  • Your journey will be supported by our “Landungsbrücken” shuttle and two ships.
  • First we ask you to enter the two shuttles to “Landungsbrücken” at 09:50. Right hand side from the Messe entrance east – “Messeeingang Ost”. Look out for a city-bus with the marked sign “Landungsbrücken”.
  • From the bus exit, go west to the “Senatorenponton” – The Senat’s pontoon or follow the route: HERE 
  • Here you will find two boats, that will bring you to the cruise terminal and back. 
  • Have a pleasant journey and enjoy the City of Hamburg on your path.

The demonstration shows an augmented helicopter rescue operation with drones and automated vehicles. State of the art technology enables helicopter, drones and ground vehicles to directly communicate with each other. This increases safety and efficiency. Serious accidents often require a rescue helicopter. In order for the helicopter to land, traffic needs to halt and the airspace to be cleared of conflicting aircrafts like drones. Emergency staff have to cordon off an appropriate area. This costs valuable time. The direct communication interface connecting helicopter, drones and ground vehicles can reliably establish such a safe and exclusive landing zone – without the help of ground staff. The concept requires only a low number of highly automated ground vehicles for communication to block the complete road traffic.