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

INNOVATIONS ARISE FROM TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS

The challenge lies in building products smaller, less expensive and also more precise, without any changes to robustness and reliability. At present, we are increasing the precision of the μIMU gradually into a range that previously was not feasible. The current MEMS-IMU has a volume of about 340 cm³, the next generation of MEMS-IMUs will only have a volume of approx. 100 cm³. With sensors that have gyroscopes with an offset error of less than 1°/h. And the generation after next of our MEMS gyroscopes will be a whole magnitude more accurate!


Dr. Stefan König
Head of Advanced Technologies

AT THE LIMITS OF THE TECHNOLOGICALLY FEASIBLE

Accelerometers, rate gyros or attitude-heading reference systems – the ITAR-free solutions from LITEF are based on the further development of our core MEMS and FOG technologies. With our systems expertise, we are 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, presenting our customers and ourselves with new tasks. How can we manage that accurately? How can autonomous high-speed systems be controlled reliably? This includes everything becoming smaller, so the continuous process of miniaturisation. We shall miniaturise our inertial sensors and systems but shall retain their robust performance levels. In this way, LITEF will certainly be able to continue supporting its customers successfully into the future.

DEVELOPMENT SIGNIFIES FURTHER DEVELOPMENT

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 great reliability and the scope for providing superlative 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-related inertial sensors and systems.

PROMOTING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Operational excellence means investigating all processes right across the company for possible areas of improvement potential. In particular, digitalisation is a high-priority matter. This is how LITEF is able to secure sustainable competitive advantages over the competition.


Christian Thoma
Program Management Office

HIGH KNOW-HOW FOR HIGH VERTICAL INTEGRATION OF PRODUCTION

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. If you think about where our products are used, it is then very important to be prepared to work precisely, and to learn something new with every project. This is why the range of further training options is so broad.

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