Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing
Satel­lite Geodesy and In­er­tial Sens­ing
Credit: DLR

Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing

With the es­tab­lish­ment of the In­sti­tute for Satel­lite Geodesy and In­er­tial Sens­ing in Hanover, DLR is en­hanc­ing its ex­per­tise in the field of ap­pli­ca­tion-ori­ent­ed sen­sor tech­nol­o­gy for nov­el satel­lite mis­sions, for ex­am­ple in the field of satel­lite-based Earth mon­i­tor­ing. The In­sti­tute will de­vel­op nov­el in­er­tial sen­sors based on quan­tum tech­nol­o­gy and im­ple­ment promis­ing quan­tum op­ti­cal meth­ods for use in space. Ap­pli­ca­tions range from minia­turised quan­tum sen­sors to satel­lite-sup­port­ed mea­sure­ments of nat­u­ral phe­nom­e­na on Earth, such as the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of ice mass loss­es or the ef­fects of field ir­ri­ga­tion on the avail­abil­i­ty of drink­ing wa­ter.

At the Hanover site, the newly established DLR Institute of Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing is primarily focused on research questions relating to the use of quantum technology and quantum sensors. The aim is to build expertise for future satellite missions, for example, for satellite-based Earth observation.

  • Mark Schmidt
    Head of the Sites Braun­schweig, Cochst­edt, Göt­tin­gen, Han­nover, Stade and Trauen
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Telephone: +49 531 295-2100
    Lilienthalplatz 7
    38108 Braunschweig
  • Jens Wucherpfennig
    Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Göt­tin­gen and Hanover
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
    Telephone: +49 551 709-2108
    Fax: +49 551 709-12108
    Bunsenstraße 10
    37073 Göttingen

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