Navigation and Data Fusion

Key Facts
Contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann Dambeck
Christopher Blum M.Sc.
Language of Instructions German
Language of Materials English
Type / ECTS Lecture, Exercise / 3 (Elective Lecture Module, Seminar)
Semester Summer Semester
Time and Place Monday, 03/30/2020 – Friday 04/03/2020,
gate – Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum, Konferenzraum A
Lichtenbergstraße 8, 85748 Garching

Aufgrund der Entwicklungen in Bezug auf SARS-CoV-2 werden an der TUM alle Lehrveranstaltungen mit Präsenzform bis einschließlich 19.04.2020 abgesagt:

Dies betrifft auch das Seminar “Navigation und Datenfusion”. Das Seminar entfällt.

Related Links TUM-Online: Lecture, Exercise
Prerequisites Recommended:

Content / Educational Objectives Lecture content:

  • Introduction & Geodesy
  • Inertial Navigation Sensors
  • Inertial Navigation Algorithms
  • Integrating IMU Algorithms
  • Navigation Error Propagation
  • Stochastic Sensor Error Processes
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Navigation System Theory
  • Multi-Sensor Multi-Frequency Data Fusion
  • Integrated Navigation Systems

Excercise content:

  • E1 Development of a navigation simulation
  • E2 Inertial and satellite navigation
  • E3 Data fusion
Teaching Methods / Materials
  • Printouts of the lecture slides and exercises are provided
  • The MATLAB simulation for the exercises is provided
Exam (Lecture only)
  • Oral, 30min, groups of two
  • Dates are announced in the lecture
Registration (Students) Please register via Email (name and matriculation number) at
Registration (Externals) See details in the attached flyer.

Die Absage des Seminars gilt auch für externe Teilnehmer.

Reference Literature
  • Jekeli, Christopher, Inertial navigation systems with geodetic applications, de Gruyter, 2001
  • Lawrence, Anthony, Modern inertial technology, Springer, 1998
  • Titterton, David H. and Weston, John L., Strapdown inertial navigation technology, 2004
  • Groves, Paul D., Principles of GNSS, inertial, and multisensor integrated navigation systems, Artech House, 2008
  • Minkler, Gary and Minkler, J., Theory and application of Kalman filtering, Magellan Books, 1993
  • Parkinson, Bradford W. and Spilker, James J., Global Positioning System, AIAA, 1996
  • Kaplan, Elliott D. and Hegarty, Christopher J., Understanding GPS, Artech House, 2006
  • Leick, Alfred, GPS satellite surveying, Wiley, 2004
  • Merhav, Shmuel, Aerospace sensor systems and applications, Springer, 1996

This lecture is part of the Munich Aerospace Teaching Collaboration.