Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

University of Salzburg - Computer Sciences Department - Aerospace Research

The Aerospace & Rail Research group of the Computer Sciences Institute has an excellent track record of research in the areas of air & rail traffic simulation and wireless communication network design. University of Salzburg’s sophisticated simulation tools have been used in a great number of national and international projects and helped to evaluate existing systems and design new ones. The research group was able to establish its expertise in a range of relevant topics within the field of aerospace and rail research. University of Salzburg has participated through this research group in many regional, national, and European projects and is also involved in the “Single European Sky ATM Research” SESAR Joint Undertaking of the European Union.

Technologies and competences

In the area of aviation, the Institute focuses on the development and performance evaluation of future digital aeronautical communication systems (e.g. VDLM2, AeroMACS, L-DACS, SatCom), future air traffic and data simulation, future airport operations, 4D-trajectory concepts, weather impact on ATM/ATC, thunderstorm/ wind/ natural disasters-optimised routes and aircraft noise evaluations.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts      
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)      
Materials and manufacturing technologies      
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications
Ground test and training equipment
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • Future digital aeronautical communication systems including ATN/IPS
  • Stochastic simulations and analysis of future air traffic and data traffic
  • Optimisation algorithms for airport operations and flight plan routing, e.g. in case of natural disasters such as volcanic eruption or for thunderstorm events
  • SESAR/ATM test bed, tower simulator and remote tower control

University of Salzburg - Computer Sciences Department - Aerospace Research

Jakob Haringerstrasse 2
5020 Salzburg, Austria
+43 664 8525347


Carl-Herbert Rokitansky

Economic data

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover not specified
Export quota aviation 0 %
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Last update: 2023-03-14