Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF)

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The Remote Sensing Technology Institute at the DLR site in Oberpfaffenhofenn
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The Remote Sensing Technology Institute at the DLR site in Oberpfaffenhofenn

Together with the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), the Institute forms the Earth Observation Center (EOC) - the competence centre for Earth observation in Germany.

The Remote Sensing Technology Institute (IMF) is an institute of the German Aerospace Center DLR. It is located in Oberpfaffenhofen (near Munich), Berlin-Adlershof and Neustrelitz (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) as well as an office in Bremen. Together, IMF and the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) comprise the Earth Observation Center EOC – a centre of competence for Earth observation in Germany. Research and development activities at IMF are dedicated to remote sensing technology. Algorithms and methods are developed to configure processors that extract relevant geoinformation from remote sensing data. Operational processors are the prerequisite for optimal utilisation of modern sensor systems for advanced scientific purposes and numerous applications. These processors are integrated into the payload ground segments of DFD and industry for national and international Earth observation missions.

The IMF was founded on 1 January 2000 from parts of the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) and the former Institutes of Optoelectronics and Space Sensor Technology, on the recommendation of a structural commission advising on the reorganisation of the fields of Earth observation, communications and navigation.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Richard Bamler
    Director
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD)
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2673
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1420
    Münchener Straße  20
    82234  Weßling
    Contact
  • Dr.-Ing. Peter Haschberger
    Head of Department
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    Remote Sensing Technology Institute
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-1336
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1337
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234  Weßling
    Contact
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