Navigation and Data Fusion

Key Facts
Contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann Dambeck
Christopher Blum M.Sc.
Language of Instructions German
Language of Materials English
Type / ECTS Lecture, Exercise / 3 (Elective Lecture Module, Seminar)
Semester Summer Semester
Time and Place Monday, 03/30/2020 – Friday 04/03/2020,
gate – Garchinger Technologie- und Gründerzentrum, Konferenzraum A
Lichtenbergstraße 8, 85748 Garching
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) See details in the attached flyer.
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.