Navigation and Data Fusion

Key Facts
Contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann Dambeck
Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Kleser
Language of Instructions German
Language of Materials English
Type / ECTS Lecture, Exercise / 3 (Elective Lecture Module, Seminar)
Semester Summer Semester
Time and Place Monday, 03/22/2021 – Friday, 03/26/2021

If the corona-situation allows, the seminar will be conducted in presence. Alternatively, the seminar and exercise will be conducted online, with live presentation and interaction.

Registered participants will be informed by e-mail.

Due to the corona-restrictions, the seminar will be open to registered TUM students only.


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) Aufgrund der Corona-Situation wird das Seminar 2021 voraussichtlich leider nicht für externe Teilnehmer angeboten.

Eine Teilnahme ist 2021 nur für Studierende der TUM möglich. Wie hoffen das Seminar 2022 wie gewohnt anbieten zu können.

Due to the corona situation, the seminar will not be offered to external participants in 2021.

Participation in the seminar 2021 is possible for registered TUM students only. We hope to offer the regular seminar in 2022.

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.