Joint Project BW

GNSS-supported lowcost multisensor systems for mobile platform navigation and object geo-referencing ("GNSS-gestützte LowCost-Multisensorsysteme zur mobilen Plattformnavigation und Objektgeoreferenzierung")

The Joint Research Project "GNSS/INS and multi-sensor navigation algorithms and platforms for mobile navigation and object geo-referencing“ (NAVKA) is funded by the Ministry of Finances and Economy of Baden-Württemberg and industry partners of the cluster SatNav & MIT. The objective of the research at the University of Applied Sciences in Karlsruhe (HSKA) is to design robust algortihms for navigation and geo-referencing applications. In cooperation with the industry partners and the University in Konstanz (HTWG) new navigation systems, platforms and drones are developed.

The research and development at Karlsruhe focuses on lowcost (mass market) multi-sensor systems, that are scalable (in respect to sensor configuration) and miniaturized (MEMS). On the navigation platform multiple sensor types are combined, for example GNSS, inertial sensors and other infrastructure independent sensors. Therefore these multi-sensor systems can be used outdoors as well as inside of buildings, serving as a seamless navigation system that provides position, orientation and velocity.

The development of these navigation algorithms as central research at the HSKA provides the basis for future navigation systems. The main areas of the three-year RaD are outdoor scenarios in combination with GNSS, indoor navigation with infrastructure independent sensors and mobile geo-referencing. The goal is to develop appropriate sensor systems in cooperation with the industry partners.

Central Research Center: Hochschule Karlsruhe, IAF (Institut of Applied Research)