Internship / Design and production of an "Envelope Tracking" PMR radio transmission system (m/f)
Airbus DS SLC Elancourt
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Description of the job
Airbus Defence and Space (Elancourt) is looking for an intern for a 5 to 6-month internship.
The secure Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) networks used by the French law enforcement agencies or the fire service are migrating to wideband technologies to provide, in addition to voice, a wireless high-speed data transfer service.
The Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard was chosen for its new radio communication systems. Consequently, the transmission systems of the PMR devices are becoming increasingly complicated to design, in particular the power amplifier, due to the use of non-constant envelope modulation. The LTE modulation uplink with a Peak-to-Average Power Ratio (PAPR) of 6-7 dB involves a compromise between efficiency, linearity and bandwidth for the power amplifier.
Mobile phones supporting LTE technology integrate functions used to optimise the consumption of this RF (Radio Frequency) amplifier.
The technique used in commercially available mobile phones which seems to be the most promising for PMR devices is referred to as "Envelope Tracking" architecture.
You will analyse, and then implement an Envelope Tracking structure to optimise the efficiency of an RF power amplifier that has already been designed, while complying with the linearity constraints for LTE PMR applications.
This internship will start on 2nd January 2017 (subject to some flexibility).
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