Name Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Eissfeller
Position Professor für Navigation

Universität der Bundeswehr München
Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
85577 Neubiberg

Tel.: +49 89 6004 3017
Fax: +49 89 6004 3019

email: bernd.eissfeller(at)unibw.de


1980 Dipl.-Ing., University of Darmstadt
1989 Dr.-Ing. Bundeswehr University Munich
1996 Habilitation (Dr.-Ing. habil.) and "Privatdozent"
2000 Professor of "Navigation" at Bundeswehr University Munich



Research Associate at the Institute of Physical Geodesy, TH Darmstadt

1984-1989 Research Associate at the Institute of Astronomical and Physical Geodesy, Bundeswehr University Munich

Head of the Navigation group "Mission analysis and navigation", Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich

1994-2000 Head of Laboratory and Vice-Director of the Institute of Geodesy and Navigation, Bundeswehr University Munich
since 2000 Full Professor of Navigation at Bundeswehr University Munich
Since Dec 2008 Director of the Institute of Geodesy and Navigation at Bundeswehr University Munich



Bundeswehr University Munich

  • Satellite Geodesy and Orbital Mechanics
  • Processing and Modelling of GPS Data
  • Kalman Filtering in Inertial Geodesy
  • System Studies on INS/GPS Integration

Kayser-Threde GmbH Munich

  • GPS Navigation of Raumkurier Capsule
  • PRAREE Phase A and Phase AE studies (DARA)
  • System & Software Development MAXUS ARCS (MBB/ERNO)
  • Study Manager NAVSAT B1 Study (ESA)
  • Study Manager Experimental HMU (ESA)
  • Study Manager Experimental HMU Rider (ESA)
  • Project Manager Reference Station DIRES (DLR)
  • Project Manager MOMS-NAV (DARA)
Since 1994

Bundeswehr University Munich

  • Preparation of WGS 84 Training Course (Eurocontrol)
  • Study TOPOSYS Navigationsystem (TOPOSYS GmbH)
  • Integrity Analysis for GNSS2 (Alcatel ANS)
  • Leading investigator for the GPS-Experiment on the EQUATOR-S Satellite (DARA)
  • Interactive Optimisation of GNSS2-Receivers (DLR)
  • Intersatellite-Links and Autonomous Navigation (ESA/DLR)
  • NAFEX Flight Experiment Phase 2 (NAFEX user receiver architecture and requirements) (DORNIER GmbH/ESA)
  • DYSAF (Dynamic Safety of Railways (DGPS/INS Track Survey System (ERRI/EU)
  • Galileo Signal Design
  • Preparation of GNSS Training Course (Tripartite Group)
  • RIPA I/II Pseudolite Developments (Alcatel ANS)
  • Tightly Coupling GPS/INS (DLR)
  • Future RTK GNSS Receivers (DLR)
  • BAICES (GNSS2 end-to-end-simulator) (Astrium GmbH)
  • Radio Compass for Train and Cargo Control (Kayser-Threde, ESA)
  • GNSS S/W-Receiver (DFG)
  • HIGAPS GALILEO Chipset (Bavarian Ministry of Economy)
Publications & Teaching
  • More than 215 technical and scientific publications in Geodesy and Navigation (see Publication list since 1998)
  • Best Paper Award 1988 (ION), 2000 (ION) of the U.S. Institute of Navigation
  • Wacker Chemie Research Award (1991)
  • Lecturer in Inertial Geodesy, Navigation and Signal Processing at Bundeswehr University Munich
  • Lecturer at German Carl-Cranz Gesellschaft for GPS, GNSS Land Vehicle Applications, GPS Receiver Hardware
  • Lecturer at NavTech Seminars (1996-2006), Lecturer at SMi on Military GPS Modernisation (Receiver Technology) in 1998/1999
  • Lecturer for Eurocontrol and Tripartite Group in GNSS Training Courses (1996, 97, 98)
  • Lecturer at TU Delft Toptech Studies on Inertial Navigation
  • Technical Chair at ION GPW 2002