Full Service for the Aviation Industry:
Wind Tunnel Measurements

As a designer, OEM or component supplier in the aviation industry, you require highly professional wind tunnel services for your research and development project or the design verification of a new part. Profit from our long standing experience, our first-class equiment and the high quality standards we set for ourselves and the services we provide.

Full service for the aviation industry

At your service:

  • Deutsche WindGuard's wind tunnel centre with 8 wind tunnels – including the world's only MW-class large scale wind tunnel entirely powered by wind energy

  • DAkkS accredited calibration laboratory according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025, MEASNET associated member, IECRE approved and ISO 45001 certified

  • Aeroacoustic measurements up to 100 m/s

  • Traceability of all measured quantities to national standards

  • Redundant measurement system for double reliability

  • Over 30 years of expertise in commercial wind tunnel tests and experience of 20,000 accredited sensor calibrations per year

  • Full service: from model design to wind tunnel testing, customized postprocessing and reporting – all from one single source

Electric propulsion: propellers and DEP

Electric propulsion is here to stay, and we are actively expanding our testing capabilities for this – in the wind tunnel and outside. In the OptiProp research project, we are also developing a test rig for standard tests with the university of Bremen.

Features and benefits:


  • Propeller characterization up to 25 kW
  • Two fully instrumented test rigs
  • Thrust, torque, rpm, power, pitching moment, etc.
  • High-speed thermography for propellers
  • Wake characterization (PIV, multi-hole pressure rakes)
  • Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP) tests with fully instrumented multi-element airfoils, nacelles, etc.

Optimally equiped for acoustic measurements

Deutsche WindGuard‘s aeroacoustic wind tunnel, coupled with custom made measurement equipment and state-of-the-art post-processing, is silent enough to permit acoustic measurements while operating with a closed test section.

Features and benefits:


  • Trailing edge noise measurements
  • Trailing edge modifications: serrations, flaps, splitter plates, etc.
  • 80 microphone, wall-mounted array
  • Custom designed array, permits locating sources and filtering unwanted sources
  • State-of-the-art post-processing
  • In-flow measurements (3D traversing around test item)
  • Directivity measurements

Airfoil and scaled model measurements

With expertise and experience in testing components and models since 2008, and several thousand airfoil-polars since 2012, Deutsche WindGuard is your competent partner for conducting airfoil and scaled model measurements.

Features and benefits:


  • Polars up to Re 6 million (c = 0.9 m)
  • Surface condition effects: clean, rough, eroded, etc. as well as icing simulation
  • In-house manufacturing of test-parts: 7 additive manufacturing systems
  • Flow visualization: laminar-turbulent transition and stall-cell detection through thermography, oil-flow
    and tufts
  • Optical deformation measurements, static and dynamic
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