DLR is the German national Aerospace Research Centre as well as the German Space Agency. DLR's mission comprises the exploration of the Earth and the Universe, research for the conservation of the environment, for environment-compatible technologies, for promoting mobility, communication, and safety. DLR operates major research institution facilities for DLR's own projects and as a service provider for clients and partners. Approximately 6200 people are employed in total in DLR's 29 institutes at 13 locations distributed over Germany. The Institute of Propulsion Technology performs research in all components of the gas turbine and on the engine on system level. It leads interdisciplinary internal projects on compressors and combustor liners including materials and design institutes. It operates the centre for combustion technology which carries out sector and annular combustor tests on full pressure level for European gas turbine and engine manufacturers. Combustor research is focused on aero engine combustors, sprays, 2 phase flows and tests on high pressure rigs with advanced laser diagnostics.