Internship / Hybridization of Heuristic and Deterministic Optimization in Spacecraft Trajectory Design (m/f)

  • Par Airbus
  • Stage
  • Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)
2016-10-17T17:53:57+0200

Description de l'offre

Internship / Hybridization of Heuristic and Deterministic Optimization in Spacecraft Trajectory Design (m/f)

Airbus Defence & Space Toulouse (ex Astrium SL)

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group, formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. This new division is the leading aerospace and defence company in Europe, it represents the second largest company in the space field and is among the ten best international defence companies. It employs some 40,000 people and records a turnover of approximately 14 billion euros per year.

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group - comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

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

Airbus Defence and Space (Toulouse) is looking for an intern for a 6 month internship.

Airbus Defence and Space is currently investigating several GNC solutions for the upcoming challenging space missions, involving one or more spacecraft flying in a complex dynamical environment.
Ongoing studies in the GNC Advanced Studies team in Toulouse allowed developing several phase 0/A tools for both heuristic and deterministic parametric optimization. These tools are currently used to analyze the feasibility of advanced mission concepts.

This internship will start on 3 rd April 2017 (subject to some flexibility).

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Tasks & accountabilities

Your purpose is to contribute to the expansion, design and validation of the in-house optimization tools. The hybridization of heuristic and deterministic optimization methods will also be analyzed, in order to take advantage of both approaches.

Eventually, you will contribute to the design of the optimal guidance laws for a set of challenging mission scenarios, adapting the proposed algorithms to the limited computational resources available onboard the spacecraft.

Required skills

You are in the 2nd year of a master's or the 5th year of engineering school, university or equivalent specializing in Engineering / Aerospace Engineering.

You ideally have an initial experience in this domain.

You have knowledge of:

·  Matlab, Simulink
·  Spacecraft Dynamics
·  Optimal Control Theory
·  Mathematical Programming.

You are a strong team player and have excellent interpersonal skills.

English: negotiation level,
French: negotiation level.
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