Dr.-Ing. Johannes Traugott


Current Field of Work

  • Integrated navigation & datafusion
    Fusion of GNSS with inertial navigation and other aiding sensors for real-time applications

Research Interests

  • Development of a time-difference based navigation method for precisely measuring flight trajectories using miniaturized GNSS receivers;
    Working title of dissertation: “Precise Flight Trajectory Reconstruction Based on Time-Differential GNSS Carrier Phase Processing”
  • Investigations on dynamic soaring by gathering and flight mechanically analyzing precise experimental data from Wandering Albatrosses.
    External links: National Geographic, SpiegelONLINE, AviationWeek&SpaceTechnology, Galileo Giornale di Scienza
  • Work on a generic navigation library for flight control applications


  • Flight Mechanics I – Flight Performance; Winter Semester 2005/2006 (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Sachs)
  • Flight Mechanics II – Flight Qualities; Summer Semester 2006 (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Sachs)



J. Traugott, “Precise Flight Trajectory Reconstruction Based on Time-Differential GNSS Carrier Phase Processing.” Verlag Dr. Hut , München, 2011. ISBN 978-3-86853-926-4


[5] J. Zhou, J. Traugott, B. Scherzinger, C. Miranda, A. Kipka, "A New Integration Method for MEMS Based GNSS/INS Multi-Sensor Systems", in Proc. of ION GNSS 28th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division, 2015.
[4] J. Traugott, F. Holzapfel and G. Sachs, "Conceptual Approach for Precise Relative Positioning with Miniaturized GPS Loggers and Experimental Results.", in NATO Research and Technology Organisation, 2010.
[3] J. Traugott, B. Braun, F. Holzapfel, G. Sachs, D. Odijk, "Precise Kinematic Relative Positioning with a Stand-Alone Miniaturized L1 GPS Data Logger, Low-Cost Navigation Sensors and Integration Technology.", in NATO Research & Technology Organization, 2009.
[2] M. Kirrko-Jaakkola, J. Traugott, D. Odijk, J. Collin, G. Sachs, F. Holzapfel, "A RAIM approach to GNSS outlier and cycle slip detection using L1 carrier phase time- differences.", in Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems, 2009.
[1] J. Traugott, G. Dell'Omo, A. Vyssotski, D. Odijk, G. Sachs, "A time-relative approach for precise positioning with a miniaturized L1 GPS logger.", in Proc. of ION GNSS 21th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division, 2008.

Bird Flight

[3] J. Traugott, A. Nesterova and G. Sachs, "The Flight of the Albatros.", IEEE Spectrum, vol. July, no. 2013, 2013, pp. 46-54.
[2] G. Sachs, J. Traugott and F. Holzapfel, "In-Flight Measurement of Dynamic Soaring in Albatrosses.", in AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, 2010.
[1] J. Traugott, "Measuring the dynamic soaring of albatrosses by time-differential processing of phase measurements from miniaturized L1 GPS receivers.", in Colloquium Satellite Navigation, 2009.

Structural Dynamics

[3] J. Traugott, M. Patil and F. Holzapfel, "Nonlinear modeling of integrally actuated beams.", Aerospace Science and Technology, vol. 10, no. 6, 2006, pp. 509-518.
[2] M. Althoff, M. Patil and J. Traugott, "Nonlinear modeling and control design of active helicopter blades.", in Proceedings of the 14th Adaptive Structures Conference, 2006.
[1] J. Traugott, M. Patil and F. Holzapfel, "Nonlinear Dynamics and Control of Integrally Actuated Helicopter Blades.", in AIAA Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, 2005.


[1] J. Mardon, A. Nesterova, J. Traugott, S. Saunders, F. Bonadonna, "Insight of scent: Experimental evidence of olfactory capabilities in the Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans).", Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 213, no. 5, 2010, pp. 558-563.