Navigation and Data Fusion

Key Facts
Contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann Dambeck
M.Eng. Jun SHI
Language of Presentation German
Language of Materials English
Type / ECTS Lecture, Exercise / 3 (Elective Lecture Module, Seminar)
Semester Summer Semester
Time and Place Monday, 04/08/2024 – Friday, 04/12/2024
MW 2050
Fakultät für Maschinenwessen
Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching

The seminar and exercise will be conducted onsite this semester. 

Registered participants will be informed by e-mail.


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

Exercise 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 (necessary for registration)

Registration (Externals)

In principle, the external participants are welcome to the seminar 2024. But, the final decision on external participation has not been made yet. We are still in an effort to make it possible. The decision will come soon. If you have any questions, please contact us.

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.