Again, the international conference "Inertial Sensors and Systems", took place at Karlsruhe, organized by the "Institute of Systems Optimization (ITE)" of the "KarIsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)" in cooperation with the "German Institute of Navigation (DGON)".
The garden hall (picture right) of the Palace of Karlsruhe provided a perfect forum for inertial experts from industry, government as well as research institutions to discuss the latest developments in inertial sensor based navigation systems.
|Quartz Vibrating Gyroscopes||Dr. W. Bernard|
|Vibrating Shell Gyroscopes||Dr. W. Geiger|
|MEMS Accelerometers||Prof. W. Schröder|
|FOGs for Space Applications||Dr. M. Perlmutter|
|FOGs and FOG Components||Dr. W. Auch|
|IMUs in Dynamic Environments||Dr. E. von Hinüber|
|Localization and Surveying||Prof. D. Loukianov|
|Pedestrian Navigation||Prof. J. F. Wagner|
The first conference day was devoted to inertial sensors, comprising vibrating quartz and shell gyroscopes, fiber optic gyroscopes as well as MEMS based accelerometers.
The second day started with the presentation of experimental results of high performance navigation grade FOGs, followed by the latest developments in the field of inertial systems. These covered a broad variety of applications like railway track diagnostics, precise localization of cars in the presence of GPS shading as well as pedestrian indoor navigation systems.
Compared to the last year we had a rise in the number of participants with a total of 179 visitors from 22 nations, (covering 61% guests from abroad), which underscores the international recognition of this conference. We could welcome visitors from the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malta, Norway, P.R.China, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, U.K., Ukraine, and USA.
The guided tour to the Monastery of Maulbronn, which is included on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites, as well as the traditional dinner at Karlsruhe's local micro brewery, provided many opportunities for networking of the participants and deepening personal relations.
Prof. Trommer expressed his deep gratitude to the programme committee for selecting the high level papers, to the staff of the ITE for their perfect technical and logistic support, and especially to the conference manager M. Wankerl for organizing and running this event. A very special thank was expressed to the sponsors Acutronic, Actidyn and Sensonor for their helpful financial support.