With its mission-oriented work, the Institute of Communications and Navigation focuses on major challenges with social relevance and aims to make significant technological contributions. In addition to the highest quality of scientific work, special attention is paid to the transfer of results into application in order to provide concrete benefits. The topics often span several DLR programs. In addition, the latest communication and navigation techniques often enable further developments in other areas.
In the following, we would like to present some highlights of the Institute's current work in more detail.
With our developments for laser communication in space, we enable global networking of man and machine.
The security of data traffic is a major challenge for modern society in the context of advancing digitalisation.
With the Kepler conceptual design, we want to pave the way for the third generation of satellite navigation systems, which hold out the prospect of unprecedented precision and reliability, making tomorrow's applications such as autonomous driving and flying possible in the first place.