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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