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Master Thesis within Efficient Algorithms for Safety Critical Large Data Structures

  • Manching (Upper Bavaria)
  • Conception / Génie civil / Génie industriel

Description de l'offre

Master Thesis within Efficient Algorithms for Safety Critical Large Data Structures

Airbus Defence and Space Manching

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

Are you looking for a master year project? Would you like to discover the work within Efficient Algorithms for Safety Critical Large Data Structures? Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us at Airbus Defence and Space in Manching.

Location: Manching
Start: autumn (October; November)
Duration: 4- 6 months

The Flight Management System of an unmanned aircraft has to perform a set of safety checks in real time which are based on relatively large data sets given in data bases.

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Tasks & accountabilities

Your exciting topic:

·  Verification that the altitude is safe by comparing the actual altitude against the altitudes given in geographic databases
·  Prediction of the remaining flight distance with the on board fuel taking into consideration the wind / temperature fields given in the weather information data bases

These functions are usually implemented within the Flight Management Computers and thus have to fit into the hard real time and resource constraints of the flight management functions.

The flight management functions are implemented using the modelling language SCADE, which is a kind of “graphical programming language”.

The goal of the project is to analyse whether it is feasible to implement the handling of relatively large data sets with SCADE such that it can be easily integrated into a flight management system.

The project is divided into the following steps:

1. Perform an internet research about the availability of digital flight weather data (wind direction and speed, temperature) and the corresponding data formats
2. Produce some examples of the weather data in a file or ideally download some weather data from the internet
3. Develop a simple simulator which packages the data of the weather data file, transfers them to the Flight Management Computer and stores them in appropriate data structures (ideally a set of arrays only plus some additional scalar parameters). The receiving part in the Flight Management Computer should be implemented in SCADE. (The simulator corresponds to the data transfer from a ground control station to the unmanned aircraft)
4. Develop a prototype for the corresponding query functions in SCADE such that the real time and memory constraints of a Flight Management System are obeyed
5. Provide a basic documentation for the developed programs
6. Optionally it should be analysed how the same approach can be used for minimum altitude data

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

You offer:

·  Enrolled student (m/f) within Information Technology, Engineering / Avionics, Electrical Engineering or similar field of study
·  Practical Experience within Information Systems
·  Very good Know-How in the field of Microsoft Office (MS-Word, MS-Excel, etc.)
·  German / English: negotiation level

You are a good team player, have excellent communication skills, and are able to work independently.