|German Aerospace Center
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Department of Aviation and Space Psychology
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DLR is Germany's national research centre for
aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in
aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into
national and international cooperative ventures. As Germany's Space
Agency, the German federal government has given DLR responsibility for
the forward planning and implementation of the German space programme as
well as international representation of Germany's interests.
Approximately 5600 people work for DLR; the center has 28 institutes and
facilities at 13 locations in Germany: Berlin, Bonn, Braunschweig,
Bremen, Cologne (headquarters), Goettingen, Hamburg, Lampoldshausen,
Neustrelitz, Oberpfaffenhofen, Stuttgart, Trauen and Weilheim. DLR
also has offices in Brussels, Paris and Washington, D.C.
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The DLR Institute of Aerospace Medicine is the national expert authority in the
field of human factors relevant to aerospace. The expertise accumulated
by the Institute is primarily used by national and international
organizations (airlines and air traffic control) as well as public
authorities (aviation authorities and space agencies). Scientific research goes
along with the development of applications.
The institute's Department of Aviation and Space Psychology is located
in Hamburg and is largely responsible for personnel selection and
certain areas of behavioural training for operation staff (helicopter
and fixed wing pilots, air
traffic controllers, astronauts). The
department also provides customers like airforces, civil flight
operations or airtraffic control organisations with
psychometric methods if they want to create their own selection system (see
April 2002 the departments' Quality Management System was certified
according to ISO 9001. As the first Q-System worldwide, this certificate covers all
stages of psychological diagnostics.