The Institute has already developed functional models of the Integrated Positioning System, which are currently used in various application areas within the framework of Industry 4.0 and Navigation. The DMT PILOT 3D, for example, developed in cooperation with DLR, is a system for precise position and attitude determination, navigation and 3D documentation. This innovative technology - originally developed for Mars missions - is now used in mining, ship inspection, construction and infrastructure projects, as well as in forestry and seismic surveying. The mobile hand-held device is small and lightweight, making it ideal for areas that are difficult to access.
The DLR Institute of Optical Sensor Systems researches and develops active and passive optical sensor systems for space travel, flying platforms and robotic systems. It participates in the scientific use of the data measured with these systems and is involved with its core competencies in a large number of national and international cooperations. The vision of the institute is the development of autonomous optical sensor systems in analogy and extension of visual human perception.
Recently, the institute has won the Berlin Brandenburg Innovation Award for its development.