Il y a 30 joursAirbus

PhD – Use of public commercial networks for safety related communications (m/f).

  • Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)
  • Conception / Génie civil / Génie industriel

Description de l'offre

Airbus France

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

An Phd Thesis dealing with the use of public commercial networks for safety related communications has arisen within Airbus to be based on the Toulouse site in France.
You will join the EYAC department dedicated to Communication and Surveillance systems and more specifically EYAC3 group in charge of Airborne Communication Systems.
Aircraft safety-critical communications are supported using old fashioned legacy systems (e.g. Aviation VHF, HF and authorized L-band satellite systems), hinging on limited wireless technology from past decades, operating within dedicated and protected spectrum bands. The evolution of these systems is intrinsically slow, given the time necessary for international standardization, implementations and deployment.
On the other hand, public, non-safety commercial communication systems like public 4G cellular networks, or commercial Ku/Ka-band satellite communication services are being increasingly used on Aircraft to support non-safety critical communications, for instance passengers internet browsing, or pilots-airline interactions for optimization of the aircraft operations. And these systems are regularly evolving toward enhanced and cheaper services, as they can timely benefit from any technological advances.
The aircraft safety-critical communication systems can cope with current needs, but with increasing difficulties. While standardization of future replacement systems is under way, these will not be deployed on a worldwide basis before long time. Furthermore, the evolution of these safety-related communication systems is planned in regard to projected (long term) evolutions of the global Air Traffic Management (ATM)) system, and face risk to be unsuitable or too late for meeting potential shorter term safety related communication requirements arising from new unanticipated aircraft concepts.
Hence, questions naturally arise on if and how it could become acceptable and beneficial in the future to use public non-safety commercial communication systems as part (e.g. as a secondary system) of the aircraft safety communications. The resolution of these questions is the topic proposed to be addressed in the Thesis.

Tasks & accountabilities

It is a prior known that many obstacles would need to be overcome before concretely envisaging that aircraft safety-related communications could have some reliance on commercial (non-safety) services. These challenges span over multiple various areas, which comprise notably the following topics:

·  Regulatory and strategical constraints

·  Safety assurance constraints

·  Security (or cyber security)

·  Performances, including reliability

·  Technological aspects and architectural impacts

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.

Required skills

·  Master Degree in Aeronautics or Engineering (telecommunication)

·  Radio Communication systems

·  Open minded & agile

·  Collaborative mind set

·  Innovation oriented and Business driven

·  English negotiation level