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Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH

Booth number: 6114N-2

About us

Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH is a global leader in inertial rate and acceleration sensors, navigation and reference systems.

For over 50 years, the company’s broad product range has been a stable player in the aviation, land, marine and space sectors, and was the first company to introduce fiber optic gyroscopes in commercial aviation.

Our portfolio covers mechanical, fiber-optical and micromechanical sensor systems and specifically programmed software to determine accurate and error-free position and reference data.

We develop and manufacture customer-specific solutions for stabilization, inspection, survey, guided drilling (MWD), condition monitoring and other tasks that require maximum precision, safety and reliability.

All of our core processes are certified according to international standards with strict accuracy and quality tests applied to every step of development and manufacturing.

Products and services

Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH provides unique product solutions for drilling, tunneling and geo-applications.
The Drill-Pilot® NG is the newest generation of measurement-while-drilling navigation system. It is designed to be used directly behind the drill bit and provides inertial propagated orientation, heading and position data for guided drilling and borehole inspection.
With the new LiPAD-100®, NG LITEF introduces an innovative and economical concept of a portable alignment device for precise survey, monitoring and alignment tasks. The compact, battery driven system contains the LCI-100N gyro compass and delivers accurate north direction, roll and pitch angle in a short time.
A robust and compact inertial measurement solution based on the latest MEMS-technology is provided with our µIMU which supplements our portfolio for cost efficient applications.
All systems are designed to highest safety standards, equipped with extensive built in tests and fully compensated output data.
Drill-Pilot® NG (Inertial Navigation MWD System)

Drill-Pilot® NG (Inertial Navigation MWD System)

• Dead reckoning navigation with gyro compassing functionality
• Independent of magnetic interference
• No inclination limitation
• Auto-leveling and auto-alignment
• Moving and resting detection

µIMU (Inertial Measurement Unit in MEMS technology)

µIMU (Inertial Measurement Unit in MEMS technology)

• Complete inertial measurement unit based on the latest MEMS technology
• Robust and compact housing
• High reliability and good performance stability

LiPAD® -100

LiPAD® -100

• Compact, battery driven alignment device in ergonomic design
• High performance LCI-100N gyro compassing inertial measurement unit
• Accurate real-time output of north direction, roll and pitch angle.
• Robust design with wireless control and software app
• Fast, economical and reliable


Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH
Loerracher Str. 18
79115 Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 49010
Fax: +49 761 4901480

Andrea Kempf
Phone: +49 761 4901633

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