Field of Work
There are four main research directions at the Institute of Navigation. Theoretical research includes optimal filtering of dynamic systems with the purpose to provide the mathematical framework for real-time positioning and navigation. Outcomes and results are then implemented in the institute's own software packages which include accurate and precise correction models and have the capability to compute navigation solutions that range from car navigation until satellite orbit determination. These efforts are complemented by research on hardware components, where a strong focus on deep sensor integration and synergies with software defined receiver technology is set. In addition, nano-satellite navigation solutions are investigated as well. Beside classic navigation solutions, the Institute of Navigation is also studying the use of navigation satellites signals for remote sensing purposes and time and frequency transfer.
Thomas Hobiger (borne 1978 in St. Pölten/Austria) received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geodesy and geophysics from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. After 10 years of research in Japan and 4 years at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, he joined the University of Stuttgart in 2018, where he is professor and head of the institute of navigation. Prof. Hobiger is fellow of the International Association of Geodesy and has received the AGU Geodesy Section Award, the Tsuboi award (The Geodetic Society of Japan), the Outstanding Young Scientists Award (European Geoscience Union) and the EPS Award among several other recognitions.