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ICARUS research internships (spring semester 2017)

Find here 3 new offers for research internships at ICARUS research group.

The amount of working hours can be negotiable with the candidate. The initial duration of the internship is 6 months and it is not paid. After this period, if both parties agree, the internship could be extended (or a final degree project or master thesis can follow). For the extension, the student could be eventually paid.

All the 3 internships can be used by the student to earn credits (pràctiques curriculars) if he/she wants. Some of them could be arranged as final master thesis or final degree projects. Please, check the details below. 

Use the form at the end of this page to submit your candidature. You can apply for only one internship or for more than one, specifying your priority list. A first selection of candidates will be mainly based on your academic records and taking also into account your priorities if more than one internship is selected. Selected finalists may be interviewed in person (or by teleconference).

The intern should start in Mar 1st 2017 at the latest. The deadline for receiving candidatures is February 17th 2017. All applicants will receive an answer by the end of February. 

Description of the 3 internships offered for Spring Semester 2017:

 

Aircraft fuel estimator based on surveillance data.

One of the most active lines of research within the Icarus research group is in air traffic management (ATM) and in particular assessing ATM performance and the complex relationships between its different key performance areas. In the framework of a SESAR project, the Icarus research group has developed an algorithm capable of estimating the aircraft fuel consumption observing only automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) and selective mode transponder (Mode S) data. So far, this algorithm is working for the descent phase of the flight and has been prototyped in Matlab. The main objective of this internship is to extend the algorithm for the whole phase of the flight and to code it in C++ or Phyton. 

The candidate should have a good knowledge (and/or the motivation to learn) in aircraft operations, air traffic management and flight mechanics. Good programming skills will be also considered. 
Instead of an internship, this work could be used for a final degree project or a master thesis. 

Internship CODE: INT-2017-QP_FUEL

 

Flight mechanics model for an helicopter

In the framework of a national research project, the Icarus group is involved in the development of new tools to improve the operations of helicopters used for wild fire fighting campaigns. In this context, a small simulator of an helicopter performing aerial firefighting manoeuvres is developed. The objective of this internship is to develop a six degree of freedom model for an helicopter in order to enable some specific operational studies, such as non return points to release the water bucket. 

The candidate should have a good knowledge (and/or the motivation to learn) in control and guidance and flight mechanics. Good programming skills will be also considered.  

Instead of an internship, this work could be used for a final degree project or a master thesis.

Internship CODE: INT-2017-QP_HELI

 

Communication technologies improvements for mobile embedded computing devices, such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS)

The objective of this internship is to evaluate existing technologies and approaches for mobile embedded computing and propose improvement strategies. The main tasks to be carried out are the evaluation of existing technologies (i.e. WiFly) and protocols focusing on TCP/IP; the development of a performance benchmark; and the evaluation of SDN (Software Defined Networking) as a possible candidate for the improvement of communications between mobile embedded computing devices.

The candidate should have a good knowledge (and/or the motivation to learn) in telematics, networking and computing. 

Instead of an internship, this work could be used for a final degree project or a master thesis.

Internship CODE: INT-2017-QP_COMM

 

 

 

The deadline for receiving candidatures is February 17th 2017.