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.
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.
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.
· 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.
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Constructeur aéronautique, Airbus est aujourd’hui le leader mondial de la construction d’avions de ligne. Créé à la fin des années 1960 avec le projet A300, lancé à l’initiative de plusieurs pays européens, il fabrique des avions de 100 places (A318) à plus de 500 places (A380). Il appartient au groupe EADS, renommé « Airbus Group » en 2014, et présent sur 170 sites dans le monde. 6000 avions Airbus sont aujourd’hui en exploitation, avec une volonté du constructeur aéronautique de mettre l’accent sur la réduction de l’empreinte carbone (réduction de la quantité de CO2 produite par avion).
Airbus, dont le siège est situé près de Toulouse, compte 59 000 employés dans le monde et 15 sites principaux situés en France, Allemagne, Espagne et Royaume-Uni (ainsi que d’autres sites aux Etats-Unis, en Chine, au Moyen-Orient et au Japon).