Engineer Aerospace Engineering, Geodesy, Electrical and Information Engineering or similar (f/m/x)

The Navigation Department works on a wide range of selected topics in the field of navigation such as design of new antenna systems, novel receiver and transmitter technologies, system evolution of existing and signal design of future global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) and many more.

In addition to Oberpfaffenhofen, the department's staff is also involved in the Innovation Center for Small Aircraft Technologies (INK) in Aachen, where the vacant position is located. At the INK, work is being carried out together with other project partners on the development of autonomous aircraft types that are intended to meet special requirements in terms of flight safety, flight performance and noise emissions.
Our contribution as the Navigation Department at INK is the development of a novel integrity concept for global navigation satellite systems, which is needed for autonomous operation of small aircrafts (e.g. air cabs, drones, etc.).

Your future position is assigned to the research group "Integrity of Integrated Navigation Systems". Together with us, you will develop a novel global augmentation architecture from low earth orbit (LEO) for existing navigation satellite systems, especially with respect to their integrity.

You will be responsible for the design of the corresponding signal monitoring, the processing as well as the analysis of the detected signals, in particular for misbehavior of individual GNSS satellites and the subsequent distribution of the obtained information to the GNSS operator as well as selected user groups. You will validate the integrity concept in a cube-sat demo mission.

You will also develop a feasibility study for the integrity concept and decisively drive the realization of the demo mission in space. In close exchange with scientists from different disciplines (signal design, optical communication, antenna design, receiver design, etc.) you will realize this strategically important research and development project together with the French staff of CNES.

Do you enjoy working in interdisciplinary project teams? Then complement our team with your skills in coordinating and organizing scientific projects.  

We will support you from day one - from IT equipment to our structured onboarding in the patent system. This will ensure your successful start with us as part of the team. Opportunities for professional development and a doctorate (e.g. PMP Project Management, DLR Doctoral Program, etc.) are available.

Flexible working hours and an individual agreement on mobile working are a matter of course for us.

Your qualifications:

  • completed scientific university studies (Master / Diploma Uni) in engineering (e.g. aerospace engineering, geodesy, electrical engineering and information technology) or other courses of study relevant for the job
  • in-depth knowledge in the field of navigation satellite systems or satellite geodesy
  • practical experience with processing GNSS measurement data from receiver measurements and GNSS ground stations (e.g. IGS)
  • knowledge of orbital mechanics and precise determination of satellite orbits
  • basic knowledge of GNSS augmentation systems and integrity monitoring such as SBAS, ARAIM and their message transmission
  • very good knowledge of the programming languages Matlab / Simulink / Python
  • experience in project work
  • willingness to work on international projects including travel activities
  • good knowledge of English

Your benefits:

Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development. Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalleled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (f/m/x).Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

DLR - Helmholtz / Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

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Deadline: 2023-06-30
Location: Germany, Aachen
Categories: Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, geodesy, Information, information sciences, Information Technology,


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