NLR is a leading international research centre for aerospace. Bolstered by its multidisciplinary expertise and
unrivalled research facilities, NLR provides innovative and integral solutions for the complex challenges in
the aerospace sector. NLR's activities span the full spectrum of Research Development Test & Evaluation
(RDT & E). Given NLR's specialist knowledge and facilities, companies turn to NLR for validation,
verification, qualification, simulation and evaluation. NLR thereby bridges the gap between research and
practical applications, while working for both government and industry at home and abroad.
NLR stands for practical and innovative solutions, technical expertise and a long-term design vision. This
allows NLR's cutting-edge technology to find its way into successful aerospace programmes of OEMs.
Founded in 1919, and employing some 600 people, NLR achieved a turnover of 76 million euros in 2017, of
which 81% derived from contract research, and the remaining from government funds. Clients include
defence and companies from the aerospace industry, civil aviation and space market. NLR focuses on
making the aviation and space industry more sustainable, efficient, effective and safer. NLR’s innovative
solutions and practical advices strengthen the market position of companies and contribute to societal
The division Aerospace Systems of NLR includes the teams “Electromagnetic Technology and Antennas
(ETA)” and “Energy Management (ENM)”. The first focuses on all electromagnetic challenges in aerospace,
such as EMC and antennas, while the second has a special focus on thermal modelling and cooling solutions.
NLR, the aerospace research centre of the Netherlands, will be developing EMC models (in WP2) and
Thermal models and cooling solutions (in WP3).
Location :Amsterdam, Netherlands