The Gyro Technology Committee

The expert committee „Inertial Sensors“ deals with the entire spectrum of inertial-based navigation systems. On the component level, this includes the various technologies of rotation rate and acceleration sensors, multi sensor aided navigation systems on system level and their applications in the domains of aerospace, space, land and sea.

The expert committee understands itself as a mediating forum on the neutral ground of the DGON in order to promote dialogue between competing industrial companies, government and research institutions.

In this context the expert committee organizes the annual conference „Inertial Sensors and Systems“ looking back at a tradition of over 50 years. The conference is hosted by the Institute of Flight Guidance of Technische Universität Braunschweig (

In addition to the technical presentations, the aim of the conference is to promote the possibility of establishing new contacts, intensifying existing networks and providing an opportunity for informal discussions and further contractual talks.

With more than 190 participants and 65% visitors from more than 20 different countries, the conference proves a high international acceptance. Visitors from Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America attend the conference.

Main objective of the conference are dissemination and exploitation of new scientific achievements and industrial innovations. In addition researchers and engineers from academia, research organisations and industry are brought in contact. The conference offers excellent conditions to support establishing new contacts, intensifying existing networks and initiating informal discussions and further contractual talks

Thus, the expert committee for Gyro Technology represents an essential element for the international networking of this important aspect of navigation technology in Germany.

Chairman:Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Hecker
Institute of Flight Guidance, Technische Universität Braunschweig
Vice Chairman:Dr. Steffen Zimmermann 

Source of pictures: Technical University of Braunschweig, Institute of Flight Guidance