ONERA 2019 Annual Report
Corporate Publications

ONERA 2019 Annual Report

Defense research projects of tomorrow, new aircraft configurations for greener and safer aviation, space technologies: find out about all this and more in the ONERA 2019 Annual Report.

Kick-off meeting for the DLR-ONERA AI research center
Artificial Intelligence

Kick-off meeting for the DLR-ONERA AI research center

On 22 and 23 April, the kick-off event for the German-French cooperation between DLR and ONERA for the joint virtual research center "AI4Aerospace Engineering" took place. The cooperation between the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the French Office national d'études et de recherches aérospatiales (ONERA) had its beginning last year at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget. The goal is a German-French "virtual" AI research center for aerospace.

Aerodynamics : experiments for the safety of airship flight in highly turbulent atmosphere
Airship

Aerodynamics : experiments for the safety of airship flight in highly turbulent atmosphere

In the context of increasing interest for airships, ONERA conduct researches on one of the most sensitive and crucial issues for these vehicles: the dynamic behaviour in turbulent atmosphere and in gusts, including when flying at low altitude.

ONERA joins ArianeWorks
Press release

ONERA joins ArianeWorks

Aerospace research center ONERA joins the ArianeWorks acceleration and innovation platform.
ArianeWorks was set up in February 2019 by the French space agency CNES and ArianeGroup in order to boost innovation for the development of future European launchers

ONERA and DLR – joint research into AI for the aerospace sector
Paris Air Show 2019

ONERA and DLR – joint research into AI for the aerospace sector

On 17 June 2019, during the 53rd Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, echoing the bilateral friendship treaty on cooperation and integration signed between Germany and France in January 2019, Bruno Sainjon, CEO of ONERA, signed together with DLR an agreement on their collaboration in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Over time, this cooperation could be used as a basis to establish a ‘virtual’ Franco-German AI research centre for the European aerospace sector.

Cooperation agreement between ONERA, JAXA and DLR for rotor optimisation research signed at Paris Air Show
Paris Air Show 2019

Cooperation agreement between ONERA, JAXA and DLR for rotor optimisation research signed at Paris Air Show

On June 18th, 2019 during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, an agreement for trilateral cooperation on rotorcraft between ONERA, JAXA and DLR was signed.

How can we reduce fuel consumption? DRAGON
SIAE

How can we reduce fuel consumption? DRAGON

In response to increasing air traffic and to meet the standards imposed by Europe, aircraft manufacturers must innovate to reduce fuel consumption. ONERA, whose role is to push the envelope of knowledge in support of manufacturers, is studying one of the most promising lines of research: distributed electric propulsion.

GRAVES, the 1st European space surveillance system
SIAE

GRAVES, the 1st European space surveillance system

Developed by ONERA in the 2000s, the GRAVES system makes it possible to track and catalogue more than 3000 space objects in low orbit on a daily basis.

Lidar for greenhouse gases measurement

Lidar for greenhouse gases measurement

LEMON will provide a new versatile Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) sensor concept for greenhouse gases and water vapour measurements from space.