The department of Optical Information Systems consists of five specialized units. In addition to these there are various specialized groups working on medium-term objectives. They work closely together in bringing specialised knowledge to the system level.
The focus of this department is on models, algorithms and processing tools as well as on the data processing chain for the sensors systems built in the
Institute, for example for the FireBIRD mission.
The Department comprises the Institute’s expertise in the development of focal plane units and detector electronics for VIS/NIR satellite cameras.
The department In-Situ Sensing (ISS) at the DLR Institute of Optical Sensor Systems researches and develops methods for in-situ measurements on planetary bodies such as Mars, the Moon and asteroids.
Our scientific work consists in the design, implementation and verification of new remote sensing systems and innovative strategies for the automatic processing of high resolution sensor data.
We have a long tradition in the infrared and terahertz and laboratory spectroscopy. On this basis, we participate in a large number of projects. The analysis of the data that were recorded with these instruments, is an important area of research.
The Department Space Instruments is newly founded. It comprises the instrument development
activities which previously were distributed across several departments. Major missions
with significant contributions of the Institute are ESA’s planetary missions BepiColombo,
CHEOPS (Characterising Exoplanet Satellite), and PLATO (Planetary Transits and Oscillation of