Internship / Innovative attitude estimator robustness analysis based on real flight data (m/f)

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Internship / Innovative attitude estimator robustness analysis based on real flight data (m/f)

Internship / Innovative attitude estimator robustness analysis based on real flight data (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.

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Description of the job

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

Whenever a major anomaly is detected in flight, the onboard software switches to safe mode. Traditionally, attitude control in safe mode aims at returning to sun pointing and relies only on a subset of simple, rugged sensors: sun sensors, magnetometers (and occasionally gyroscopes).

However, in terms of optimal reliability, it may be desirable to use all available sensors. Airbus Defence and Space have recently developed a versatile and robust attitude estimation filter which is capable of using measurements from all kinds of sensors: sun sensor, Earth sensor, star tracker, magnetometer, gyroscope, etc.
Preliminary simulations are encouraging, and the nex
t step is to verify the robustness with data from real hardware, ideally flight data, and to simulate sensor malfunctions (measurement gaps, reboots, erroneous measurements, etc.).

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

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Tasks & accountabilities

The objective of the internship is to test the new estimation concept on realistic data, including real flight data to consolidate the performance and the tuning of the algorithms.

The trainee shall handle the telemetry data and convert them in the suitable format; then the data will be fed to the MATLAB/Simulink prototype of the estimation algorithm. After defining some evaluation criterion of the estimates, the performance of the filter will be assessed, including its robustness to a variety of anomalous scenarios. Updates and improvements of the concept will be investigated.

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:

·  Filtering and estimation
·  Space dynamics
·  Matlab / Simulink.

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

English: negotiation level,
French: negotiation level.

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