The Multi-Sensor Navigation Group is dealing with methodical questions for design and development of novel systems for different real time applications, especially with regard to the estimation of position and orientation of the system (navigation) in the 3D-world. The solving of this navigation task is normally the first and absolutely necessary requirement for the functional and operational capability of the moving system.
The multi sensor approach for realisation of this task highlights the considerable advantages of this system. Therefore the combination of different specific sensors and optimal fusion of these measurements provide the best estimation accuracy of parameters. Depending on the applications the main optical sensor (cameras) will be combined with one or more other specific sensors like inertial sensors, GPS and others. The main investigation points of the working group are the development of the methods and algorithms for complex estimation state parameters of multi-sensor systems, implementation of these in the real time software and in prototypes of the hardware solution.
The working group is mainly involved in projects for different applications,for example indoor navigation, driver assistance for vehicles and trains, estimation of exterior orientation for airborne and space borne camera systems and attitude control for small satellites.
Research topics are system theory, image and signal processing, state estimation and control systems. They are investigated by different working groups.