Finished Research Projects

  • Regional gravity field modeling & relativistic geodesy (CRC 1128, C04)
    Led by: Dr.-Ing. Heiner Denker
    Team: Dr.-Ing. Miao Lin
    Year: 2014
    Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
    Duration: 01.07.2014 – 30.06.2018
  • The recovery of Earth’s global gravity field from GOCE observations
    The ESA’s GOCE (Gravity field and steady-state Ocean Circulation Explorer) mission was the first to jointly apply SGG (satellite gravity gradiometry) and SST-hl (satellite-to-satellite high-low tracking) techniques to map the Earth’s gravity field. It delivered hundreds of millions of observations in four years’ lifetime, from 2009 to 2013. My Ph.D work is to recover a global gravity field model that is described by 62,997 spherical harmonic coefficients (up to degree/order 250) from the huge amount of GOCE observations.
    Led by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Müller
    Team: Dr.-Ing. Hu Wu
    Year: 2011
    Funding: Stipendium
    Duration: 2011-2016
  • GOCE-GRavitationsfeldANalyse Deutschland – GOCE-GRAND II WP220 – Regionales Validierungs- und Kombinationsexperiment
    Within the framework of the project, high-quality validated terrestrial gravity field data sets (in particular deflections of the vertical and gravity data) were generated in Germany and Europe for the external validation of GOCE products. These data were used for the validation of existing satellite gravity models on the one hand and for the calculation of corresponding combined quasigeoid solutions for Germany and Europe on the other hand.
    Led by: Dr.-Ing. Heiner Denker (WP220 - IfE)
    Team: Dr.-Ing. Christian Voigt
    Year: 2005
    Funding: Research and development programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG), Förderkennz. 03F0421D
    Duration: 01.09.2005 – 31.08.2008