A research project brought to you by the lads of the TechFak EcoCar Team

What's it about?

The Silver project deals with the construction of a flying robot, which combines innovative concepts of aviation to an efficient, autonomous flying and overall scalable concept. Research focuses on the development and construction of all individual components, such as wing construction, battery systems, flight control and much more. In order to achieve these goals, the students work on questions as a team as well as individually in final theses and internships.

If you want to know more about our completed projects, click here for the ElMo project and here for the EcoCar Project.

Our main research areas

Autonomous flying

In order to enable a wide range of applications both in research and in prototypes, we are working on various solutions for the realization of autonomous flight

Regulation of flight modes

A stable flight behaviour and a seamless transition between different flight profiles are the task of the flight attitude control and a main focus of the Wiring Systems, Electronics & Software Division.

Battery and charging systems

Own battery control, self-developed battery modules as well as inductive charging possibilities, which can also be approached autonomously; this area holds a lot of potential for research.

redundancy concepts

To ensure autonomous and safe flying, redundant systems are a must. In this area we test, which ways are meaningful for our concept

Flying wing body

The development of an own flying wing body is a great challenge, but also comes with many possibilities to develop interdisciplinary solutions.

converter development

As own components are a clear goal of the project in all areas, we are also researching our own energy-efficient solutions in this area, which are suitable for flight applications.

the silver project


What's the name stand for, anyway? Vertically starting, intelligent, long-range test platform in the form of an electric rotor aircraft.

Diverse tasks

The topic of aviation offers new perspectives and opportunities for numerous research areas. The team brings together a wide variety of tasks and disciplines and researches joint solutions.

Aim of the project

The name already explains a lot, but: with this platform as the project goal, we also see joint professional development in the team as a clear goal of the project.

Scientific approach

As a small team of students working closely with the University of Erlangen and the Fraunhofer IISB, the main focus is also on learning and applying scientific methods.

And that's us

More than 20 students from various fields of study and subject semesters, who together carry out state-of-the-art research in innovative projects. As a team, we develop individual components and solutions for our research platforms, and even final theses and internships are supervised here. As a student team located at the Faculty of Technology, we offer a variety of opportunities to gain professional expertise and explore new, interesting areas of research. In addition, students learn to apply the practical skills acquired during their studies.

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