Energetic Systems

In the Energetic Systems Department, defense research is the current focus of work. Particular emphasis is placed on the modeling, simulation, characterization, system development and testing of explosives. In the civil sector, our energy researchers work in the field of thermal and chemical storage and conversion, while research in the safety and security sector focuses on the development of situation-specific airbag and protection systems as well as on the investigation and analysis of safety hazards and accident scenarios for the industrial sector.

Research areas in the Energetic Systems Department


Defense and explosives research

In the field of defense and explosives research, the main focus is on the implementation of explosives, from characterization and qualification, modeling and simulation through to system development.


Safety and security research

In the field of safety investigation, besides basic investigations into the chemical-physical behavior of propellants and explosives under different conditions, we carry out comprehensive and customer-specific risk evaluations and tests.


Energy research

A sustainable energy supply and efficient resource management are currently the focus of research into the core media of electricity and heat.