Research & Development
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Research & Development

AES has research and development connections with several universities and research institutions. These projects include aviation as well as space studies.

We are currently developing a prototype for IoT in the aerospace industry. For use as a backbone in the in-flight entertainment of aircrafts, a wireless network will be developed and coherent light is to be used as the communication medium. The goal of the project is to build a prototype with all system-relevant components, which nevertheless meets the special requirements of aviation. This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).

Furthermore AES researches lighting systems for air purification with UV-C LEDs. This project was funded by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE) as well.


AES also researches in the field of gesture control with a project named “CabDis”. Voice control and touchscreens are omnipresent. But gestures are also an important means of communication. Contactless control can reduce contact areas and limit transmission of pathogens. In addition, gesture control offers sustainability benefits. This project is funded by the EU.


We also worked on a space research project titled “Aluminium Harnesses for Satellites” (AlSa). This research project aimed to utilize aluminium cables as, power supply lines, in satellites. It was funded by the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy (BMWi). AES is using its long-term experience in the aviation industry and applyng it to the demands of the satellite field. 
The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM) also provided developmental support and conducting studies about suitable materials and surface conditions.

A further project involves a frequency converter and universally applicable single-phase voltage converter, based on the Bridgeless Power Factor Correction (BPFC).

AES is also working on the development of LiFi applications (optical wireless technology for data transmission via visible light or infrared radiation) for aircraft cabins.

The” Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft” recently awarded AES the label of approval with “Innovative Through Research” for its impressive R&D work.

R&D Projects