BOKU supports DLR flight trials for satellite based precision approach guidance

Between the 23rd and 25th of May 2018, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) is conducting flight trials in Wiener Neustadt, investigating innovative navigation systems for aeronautics. The activity is supported by the Technical University of Munich, Diamond Aircraft, the European Space Agency (ESA) and two Institutes of the BOKU.

Both, the Institute of Surveying, Remote Sensing and Land Information (IVFL) and the Forest Demonstration Centre have supported the installation, and are hosting Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) reference stations, one at its main campus (see picture) and one at the Forest Demonstration Centre Rosalia. The data from these stations are used in a network generating corrections for precision approach guidance.