Indoor 3D Mapping with VolksBot, 3D laser scanner and NAVKArine-MSM

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This short animation shows a 3D point cloud map of the HSKA Building-B ground floor mapped with
the Multi sensor self-referenceing 3D mapping platform NAVKArine-MSM developed at HSKA under the MSM project "MSM - Multisensor Selfreferencing 3D-Mapping System",
funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and Art (MWK) in the frame of the "Innovative Projects"
research program.


Wearable motion profile sensor for footballers

Within the framework of the cooperation project "Wearable Bewegungsprofil-Sensor für Fußballer" with the company "Tracktics" ( algorithms were developed for recording the profile of the movement of athletes.

(C) Tracktics

Navigation for autonomous driving with special vehicles

The navigation of autonomous vehicles in out- and indoor areas is the goal of a research cooperation with KAMAG / Ulm. The navigation unit from GNSS / MEMS and camera is supplemented by dynamic inclinometers and laser scanners (SLAM). The mathematical model and the algorithms are developed further by visual odometry over monocameras.


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View into the interior of the navigation unit "NAVKArine-G12MC" developed in the NAVKA project as an example of a GNSS / MEMS / camera-based navigation unit (here also with stereo cameras) with sensor data fusion on a mini PC (middle, top)

Expansion of the NAVKArine for the use of a UAV in buildings

The flight control Navkarine FC-4 was enhanced by a camera component in a R & D project with Daimler, Sindelfingen, specifically for UAVs in indoor scenarios, eg in factory buildings. Based on image markers or visual odometry (VO) from continuous stereomatching of the environment, the navigation is supported by ITRF-consistent position information or with speed and rotation rate observations from VO.

Indoor Flight Test of the NAVKA UAV

New Project PREGON-X

Karlsruhe, 01. April 2017

On 1. April 2017, a new two-year research project launched a technological revolution for georeferencing: precise positioning and non-contact object geo-referencing with smartphones.

Project PREGON-X

Satellite Navigation in Baden-Württemberg - Status Quo and Potentials

The study of IHK Reutlingen addresses Society, Industry & Economy, Science and Politics.

Editoral contribution and articles from NAVKA, Hochschule Karlsruhe


NAVKArine FC-4 Flight Control and NAVKArine G1MC

Multicopter Flight Control and Multisensor Navigation Platform with stereo camera

The Navka Team is developing a new navigation box and flight control NAVArine FC-4, and at the same time the multisensor navigation platform NAVKArine G1MC, that integrates additionally visual navigation algorithms.


Specifications Download NAVKArine FC-4

Specifications Download NAVKArine G1MC

Short Description Download NAVKArine G1MC