11.10.2021
LITEF LCR-100N certified for RNP-AR on Cessna Citation Latitude and Citation Sovereign+ aircraft

LITEF LCR-100N certified for RNP-AR on Cessna Citation Latitude and Citation Sovereign+ aircraft

Freiburg, October 2021 | LITEF is very proud of the certification of the hybrid navigation feature of its LCR-100N Inertial Hybrid Navigator on the Cessna Citation Latitude and Citation Sovereign+ business jets.

13.09.2021
LITEF LiPAD®-100 for high-precision measurement and alignment tasks

It's never been so easy! LITEF LiPAD®-100 for high-precision measurement and alignment tasks

Freiburg, September 2021 | With the LiPAD®-100, the Freiburg-based technology company LITEF presents a portable system for high-precision measurement and alignment tasks at MinExpo in Las Vegas and Intergeo in Hanover, and simultaneously online.

13.09.2021
More languages and new “Mine Grid” feature for the LITEF LiPAD®-100 app

It's never been so easy! More languages and new “Mine Grid” feature for the LITEF LiPAD®-100 app

Freiburg, September 2021 | The LiPAD® app, which is used when using the LiPAD®-100 system for high-precision measurement and alignment tasks, has received an update. This makes is it possible for every user to configure drills even more easily.

13.09.2021
Never get lost! LITEF Drill-Pilot® NG for high-precision drilling

Never get lost! LITEF Drill-Pilot® NG for high-precision drilling

Freiburg, September, 2021 | With the Drill-Pilot® NG, the Freiburg-based technology company LITEF presents an inertial navigation system for a targeted drilling process at MinExpo in Las Vegas, USA.

13.09.2021
Safe in extreme situations: LITEF navigation solutions – innovative, robust and precise

Safe in extreme situations: LITEF navigation solutions – innovative, robust and precise

Freiburg, September 2021 | LITEF will be presenting navigation and stabilisation solutions for the army, air force and navy under the slogan “Safe in extreme situations” at the DSEI in London from 14 to 17 September 2021.

15.07.2021
LITEF goes digital

LITEF GOES DIGITAL!

Freiburg, July 15, 2021 | With a virtual showroom, LITEF has recently been giving its customers the opportunity to obtain an overview of its extensive product range in digital form ...

27.04.2021
LITEF and SUBARU join cooperation

LITEF LCR-100 AHRS for SUBARUs new helicopter

Freiburg, April 27, 2021 | LITEF, one of the leading companies in the development and manufacturing of navigation and sensor systems, will provide its Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) LCR-100 to SUBARU Corporation (SUBARU), a leading Japanese aerospace company ...

Overview

FIBRE-OPTICS, MEMS AND SENSOR DATA FUSION –
THE BASIS FOR RELIABLE POSITION IMAGES

INNOVATIONS ARISE FROM TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS

The challenge of MEMS lies in making them smaller, less expensive and at the same time more accurate while maintaining the robustness and reliability. We are currently improving the accuracy of our MEMS rotation rate sensors step by step in an area in which this was not previously possible. As a result, we are achieving offset errors of less than 1°/h. These sensors will initially be available as single-axis sensors and will later be integrated into the LITEF-MEMS-IMU (µIMU). This currently has a volume of roughly 340 cm³. The next generation of our MEMS-IMUs will have a volume of approx. 240 cm³, while at the same time having reduced power consumption. And the generation after next of our MEMS gyroscopes will be an order of magnitude more accurate!


Dr. Stefan König
Head of Advanced Technologies

PUSHING THE LIMITS OF THE TECHNOLOGICALLY FEASIBLE

Accelerometers, rate gyros or attitude heading reference systems – LITEF's ITAR-free solutions are based on the further development of our core MEMS and FOG technologies. With our systems expertise, we are constantly testing the outer limits of what is technologically possible. The innovations that arise from this certainly provide our customers with new or improved solutions to clearly defined problem scenarios.

ROBOTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE PRESENT US WITH NEW CHALLENGES

Autonomous systems that act individually, in a network or in a swarm, present our customers and ourselves with new challenges. How can we manage that effectively? How can autonomous high-speed systems be controlled reliably? This includes everything becoming smaller, - the uncreasing demand for miniaturisation. We will reduce our inertial sensors and systems in size but shall retain their robust performance levels. In this way, LITEF will certainly be able to continue supporting its customers successfully.

DEVELOPMENT SIGNIFIES IMPROVEMENT

Through the enhancement of FOG and MEMS technologies, LITEF is able to provide inertial reference systems for aviation that are characterised by light weight, low volume and low power losses, combined with great precision of sensor data. These attitude heading reference and navigation systems provide excellent reliability as well as the option, using an optimum combination of GNSS receiver data and inertial sensors, to provide 'hybrid' position and attitude information with a high bandwidth and low noise for navigation and flight control.


Dr. Uwe Herberth
Engineering Director

OUR ENGINEERS KEEP AN EYE ON THE BIGGER PICTURE

Something that functions reliably and safely in practice is a complex process in theory. Talk to us if you are interested in the design and development of highly reliable, safety-relevant inertial sensors and systems.

PROMOTING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Operational excellence means examining all processes right across the company to identify areas for potention improvement. In particular, digitalisation is a top priority. This is LITEF's focus to secure solid and sustainable competitive advantages.


Christian Thoma
Program Management Office

EXCELLENT KNOW-HOW AND PRODUCTION DEPTH

Our employees are experts, engineers, technical specialists, supervisors and skilled operatives. They are all experts; not only in aviation but also in the areas of defence and industrial applications. Considering where and how our products are deployed makes a good work ethic even more important; our employees work diligently and precisely, and are prepared to learn something new with every project. Hence, LITEF offers a broad range of further training options.

CONTACT

Do you have any questions or would you like to find out more about LITEF or special services and solutions? Then just write us an e-mail or give us a call.

Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH
Loerracher Strasse 18
79115 Freiburg

telephone: +49 761 4901-0
e-mail: info@litef.de