Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing

Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing
Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing
Image 1/2, 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.
Kepler constellation
Artist’s impression of a Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation with inter-satellite laser links between Kepler satellites
Image 2/2, Credit: ESA/NASA

Artist’s impression of a Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) constellation with inter-satellite laser links between Kepler satellites

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 for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing with its main office in Hanover primarily focuses on research questions relating to the use of quantum technologies and quantum sensors, and develops quantum measurement techniques for innovative applications up to the realisation of prototype solutions.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ertmer
    Acting Director
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    DLR Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing
    Telephone: +49 511 762-2231
    30167 Hanover
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Bremen Hanover
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