Diehl BGT Defence GmbH & Ko KG is a German arms manufacturer and a subsidiary of the Diehl Stiftung GmbH with headquarters in Überlingen. Diehl BGT Defence mainly produces missiles and ammunition. The company was founded in 2004 as result of the merger of Bodenseewerke Gerätetechnik GmbH and Diehl Munitionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG.In 1960, Bodenseewerke Gerätetechnik became the prime contractor for the European production of the American Sidewinder AIM-9B air-to-air missile. Based on the experience with the Sidewinder, Diehl recently developed a progressive new seeker for a new type of short-range air-to-air missile - the IRIS-T. Reportedly, this missile has a much improved combat performance over the Sidewinder.IRIS-T is currently being adopted by the Luftwaffe and other European air forces. Diehl plans to deliver 4,000 IRIS-T missiles by 2011.Diehl Aerospace GmbH, a subsidiary of Diehl BGT Defence, produces avionic systems for aircraft manufacturers, such as Airbus and the Eurofighter GmbH.Today, Diehl BGT Defence has approx. 1,800 employees, and Diehl Aerospace has approx. 1,200 employees. Diehl Stiftung GmbH has approx. 11,000 employees.Diehl BGT Defence had also been severely criticized in the past for the production of cluster bombs and land mines. Wikipedia.
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2015-09-18
A cooling device for cooling a detector element disposed in a jacket cavity of a Dewar vessel uses a Joule-Thomson cooler with an expansion nozzle that opens into an expansion chamber. The cooling device includes a final control element that is adjustable depending on temperature for influencing the flow through the expansion nozzle. A first temperature sensor is disposed in the expansion chamber and a second temperature sensor is disposed within the Dewar vessel outside the expansion chamber. The cooling device includes a control device that is configured for detecting a temperature gradient from sensor values of the first temperature sensor and of the second temperature sensor and for adjusting the final control element depending on the detected temperature gradient.
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2015-05-28
A motor vehicle has a body with an opening that can be closed by a preferably pivotable cover and a box-shaped metallic reflector that is open towards the opening for receiving an HPEM source and that is reversibly insertable into the opening. The reflector is connected to the body by an earth connection following insertion of the reflector. The earth connection is implemented by a brush strip containing fibers of a conductive material that connects the box-shaped reflector to the body circumferentially on all sides in the region of the opening.
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2015-05-18
A method for operating a ground-based anti-aircraft system includes providing a group of main system components containing a sensor system, a tactical operation control and an effector system. Combat target sensor data are passed from the sensor system to the tactical operation control, processed therein and passed in processed form from the tactical operation control to the effector system, using the data to combat the target. A central integration module having a converter unit and a central data distributor allows differently constructed main system components to be connected. Data from all main system components are routed to the central data distributor by the converter unit and converted therein from component protocol into system-internal data protocol, and passed from the central data distributor to one or more main system components, through the converter unit, converting the distributed data back from system-internal data protocol into component protocol.
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2015-11-17
An actuating element for an electronic domestic appliance has an electrically non-conductive carrier which defines at least one preferably substantially cylindrical detection portion. A plurality of electrically conductive measuring electrodes is spaced apart from one another along the detection portion of the carrier. A preferably substantially annular operating element is disposed at a first predefined distance from the measuring electrodes and is movable relative thereto. The operating element additionally has at least one sensor portion which is at least partially electrically conductive and is disposed at a second predefined distance from the measuring electrodes. The second predefined distance is different from the first predefined distance, so that a movement of the sensor portion and therefore of the operating element relative to the configuration of measuring electrodes can be detected.
Diehl Aerospace | Date: 2015-04-15
The present invention is directed to an LED lighting device for an AC power supply which emits a particularly uniform light.