• ISL Scientific Symposium 2014
  • Annual Report 2013
  • 4th Workshop on Battlefield Acoustics
ISL Scientific Symposium 2014

This year, the "ISL Scientific Symposium" traditionnally organised in several different meetings has been concentrated into a one week session and will be held from March 17 to 21, 2014 The symposium is organised as follows:  Topic 1: Energetic and protective materials: 17. / 18. mars 2014 Topic 4: Protection technologies, security, situational awareness: 18./19. mars 2014 Topic 3: Laser and electromagnetic technologies: 19./ 20....

Annual Report 2013

The new scientific annual report 2013 has been published recently. The year 2013 was an important year. ISL efficiently continued its efforts and significantly advanced the progress of its “Reform ISL 2020”. The main objectives of the latter are to better satisfy the research needs of the French and German Ministries of Defence (MoDs), to maintain competences and expertise capabilities by...

4th Workshop on Battlefield Acoustics

The “Direction Générale de l’Armement” (DGA) and the “Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr” (BAAINBw), associated with the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL), organize a workshop on the topic: “Battlefield Acoustics” The following topics are of major interest for this Workshop: Acoustic environment on the battlefield: vehicle, helicopter and weapon noise, IED and blast events (characteristics, metrology,etc.) Hearing protection devices...


ISL : Research for Security and Defence

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The French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis is a binational research institute established by the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the basis of a treaty signed in 1958. The core mission of ISL is: "Research, scientific studies and basic predevelopment in the field of defense and security.

The classical working areas of ISL include: laser-matter interaction, laser development, detonics, perforation, protection, ballistics, the environment and protection of the soldier, acoustics, power electronics, high-power microwaves, aerodynamics and flight mechanics, optronics, sensors.

ISL has reinforced its activities on issues of civil security and countermeasures against terrorism encountered both at home and during overseas military operations.

The institute is situated in Southern Alsace near the German and Swiss borders.

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