Internship / Ionospheric modelling for high accuracy Low-Earth Orbit GNSS Navigation (m/f)

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Internship / Ionospheric modelling for high accuracy Low-Earth Orbit GNSS Navigation (m/f)

Internship / Ionospheric modelling for high accuracy Low-Earth Orbit GNSS Navigation (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 at the edge of technology on robust and precise navigation solution for space applications. Satellites on Low-Earth Orbit rely on GNSS to perform their orbit determination. One of the greatest challenge to achieve both robustness and precision is the modelling of the ionospheric delay on the GNSS signal propagation and its impact on measurements.

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

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Tasks & accountabilities

The shape of the ionosphere is still the subject of exploratory research, you will thus be in charge of summarizing the state of the art of the field, and correlate the results with analysis of flight data.

Based on the knowledge gathered during this first phase, and with the help of the expertise of the GNC team, this intern will then propose and benchmark models compatible with on-board requirements of computational capability and autonomy.

The successful applicant will be working with the GNC & Planetary Exploration team in Toulouse.

Required skills

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

You ideally have an initial experience in this domain.

You have knowledge of:

·  Matlab Simulink, C/C++
·  Interest in GNSS, orbit determination, space weather.

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

English: negotiation level,
French: negotiation level.

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