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CV, 2018-01-18


Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Phys.

Dirk-Roger Schmitt

Present affiliation:

DLR - German Aerospace Center

Lilienthalplatz 7

38108 Branschweig


1984 Diploma in Physics in 1984 from the Technical University of Braunschweig with a master thesis on superconductivity

1984 Researcher at Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (German Aerospace Center), DLR, Braunschweig

1990 PhD for electrical engineering with a work on optical navigation systems

1993 -1997 SESAM Mission manager for DLR at the Kennedy Space Center, responsible Principal Investigator for DLR's payload on 4 Space Shuttle missions.

1995 Head of the sensors research group and responsible for the German national reconnaissance demonstration system

2000 Project manager for the national Unmanned Airborne Vehicles (UAS) research programme “WASLA-HALE”

2001 Manager UAS-Systems research

2005 Business Manager ATM-Systems and UAS

2010 Coordinator Security and Defense Research of Institute

2011 Senior R&D manager Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

2013 Speaker DLR Research Center Maritime Security Braunschweig

2014 Coordinator STM-Development