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Quantum Navigation

Quantum Navigation

Development of atomic sensors for navigation in dynamic environments. Sensor fusion concepts, simulations and tracking of real trajectories.


  • Development of atomic sensors for the application in navigation
  • Sensor fusion concepts between classical and quantum sensors
  • Simulations enabling tracking of platform trajectories


  • Vibration noise analysis/cancelation
  • Compact quantum sensors
  • Opto-mechanical sensor design readout (with external partners)


Albers H, Corgier R, Herbst A, Rajagopalan A, Schubert C, Vogt C et al. All-optical matter-wave lens using time-averaged potentials. Communications Physics. 2022 Mär 16;5(1). 60.




Frye K, Abend S, Bartosch W, Bawamia A, Becker D, Blume H et al. The Bose-Einstein Condensate and Cold Atom Laboratory. EPJ Quantum Technology. 2021 Jan 4;8(1). 1.




Gebbe M, Siemß J-N, Gersemann M, Müntinga H, Herrmann S, Lämmerzahl C et al. Twin-lattice atom interferometry. Nature Communications. 2021 Mai 5;12(1). 2544.


Hensel T, Loriani S, Schubert C, Fitzek F, Abend S, Ahlers H et al. Inertial sensing with quantum gases: a comparative performance study of condensed versus thermal sources for atom interferometry. European Physical Journal D. 2021 Mär 22;75. 108.


Kanthak S, Gebbe M, Gersemann M, Abend S, Rasel EM, Krutzik M. Time-domain optics for atomic quantum matter. New journal of physics. 2021 Sep 1;23(9). 093002.


Lachmann MD, Ahlers H, Becker D, Dinkelaker AN, Grosse J, Hellmig O et al. Ultracold atom interferometry in space. Nature Communications. 2021 Dez;12(1). 1317.


Schubert C, Abend S, Gersemann M, Gebbe M, Schlippert D, Berg P et al. Multi-loop atomic Sagnac interferometry. Scientific Reports. 2021 Dez;11(1). 16121.


Tennstedt B, Schön S. Integration of atom interferometers and inertial measurement units to improve navigation performance. in 28th Saint Petersburg International Conference on Integrated Navigation Systems, ICINS 2021. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2021. 9470809




Canuel B, Abend S, Amaro-Seoane P, Badaracco F, Beaufils Q, Bertoldi A et al. ELGAR: a European Laboratory for Gravitation and Atom-interferometric Research. Classical and Quantum Gravity. 2020 Okt 28;37(22). 225017.


Gersemann M, Gebbe M, Abend S, Schubert C, Rasel EM. Differential interferometry using a Bose-Einstein condensate. European Physical Journal D. 2020 Okt 1;74(10). 203.


Richardson LL, Nath D, Rajagopalan A, Albers H, Meiners C, Schubert C et al. Opto-mechanical resonator-enhanced atom interferometry. Communications Physics. 2020 Nov 13;3(1). 208.


Siemß J-N, Fitzek F, Abend S, Rasel EM, Gaaloul N, Hammerer K. Analytic theory for Bragg atom interferometry based on the adiabatic theorem. Physical Review A. 2020 Sep 10;102(3). 033709.


Tennstedt B, Schon S. Dedicated Calculation Strategy for Atom Interferometry Sensors in Inertial Navigation. in 2020 IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium, PLANS 2020. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2020. S. 755-764. 9110142. ( IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium).


Bongs K, Holynski M, Vovrosh J, Bouyer P, Condon G, Rasel E et al. Taking atom interferometric quantum sensors from the laboratory to real-world applications. Nature Reviews Physics. 2019 Okt 28;1(12):731-739.


Christ M, Kassner A, Smol R, Bawamia A, Peters A, Wurz M et al. Integrated Atomic Quantum Technologies in Demanding Environments: Development and Qualification of Miniaturized Optical Setups and Integration Technologies for UHV and Space Operation. in Sodnik Z, Karafolas N, Cugny B, Hrsg., International Conference on Space Optics, ICSO 2018. SPIE. 2019. 1118088. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).


Involved QF Members
Members Institution Relevant Expertise
Sven Abend, LeaderLUHQuantum Gravimeters
Alexander KassnerLUHAtom-Chip Based Gravimeters and Inertial Sensors
Christian SchubertLUHAtom-Chip Based Gravimeters and Inertial Sensors
Ernst M. RaselLUHQuantum Gravimeters; Atom-Chip Based Gravimeters and Inertial Sensors
Marc Christopher WurzLUHDevelopment of compact vacuum pumps, pressure measurement devices and miniaturized Rb sources; Atom-Chip Based Gravimeters and Inertial Sensors
Steffen SchönLUHGNSS based frequency transfer towards relativistic geodesy
Claus LämmerzahlZARMQuantum Sensors in Free Fall; Relativistic Geodesy; Quantum Objects in Gravity
Dennis Schlippert LUH
Waldemar Herr LUH
Yueyang Zou LUH
Ashwin Rajagopalan LUH
Mouine Abidi LUH
Philipp Barbey LUH
Hendrik Heine LUH
Matthias Gersemann LUH
Maike Lachmann LUH
Sebastian Bode LUH
Knut Stolzenberg LUH
Alexander Herbst LUH
Benjamin Tennstedt LUH
Nicolai Weddig LUH
Martina Gebbe ZARM
Dennis Philipp ZARM
Christian Pfeifer ZARM
Christian Vogt ZARM
Sven HerrmannZARM
Christoph KünzlerLUH
Nina HeineLUHQuantum Navigation