Take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme!
Have you (almost) completed your degree studies? Are you inspired by space exploration and keen to pursue a career in this exciting field? If so, perhaps you should take a closer look at the German Trainee Programme. Organised by DLR, it offers you the chance to work shoulder to shoulder with experts from the 20 member states of ESA - keeping your finger on the pulse of Europe‘s space programmes. Over a period up to 24 months, you will actively contribute to the latest research and/or technology projects. This is complemented by a generous scholarship. What better way to launch your career in international space business? The next GTP commences on 01.02.2015.
Radio Frequency Systems, Payload and Technology Division (TEC-ET) is part of Electrical Engineering Department and of Technical and Quality and Management Directorate. The Division is responsible for systems having a Radio Frequency space/ground interface and covers payloads, instruments, user ground/space subsystems and technologies definition, requirement specification, design, performance evaluation, development, integration, testing and associated laboratory facilities which are to be defined, specified, developed and procured either for ESA projects and technology programmes or external customers. The Payload Engineering Section (TEC-ETP), within the Radio Frequency Systems, Payload and Technology Division covers the research, design, development and testing of telecommunication payloads (transparent and regenerative), microwave and millimetre wave remote sensing instruments, and navigation payloads exploiting analogue, digital and optical on-board technologies.
The ever increasing demand for higher quality TV transmissions and broadband connectivity for interactive services via satellite has generated the need to define new communication standards for broadcast and broadband satellite systems, aiming at making the satellite link more efficient. Of particular criticality is the on-board traveling-wave tube amplifier (TWTA) which provides efficient and high power amplification from L- to Ka-band, but whose nonlinearity may strongly affect the performance of the communications link particularly in the presence of high-order modulations. In addition, in interactive broadband satellite communications systems, smaller antenna beams allow supporting increased throughput and higher data rates but imply higher load and beam variability in space and time. A flexible allocation of bandwidth and power to beams would allow serving the hot spots without resulting in wasted capacity/power/bandwidth in the cold spots and Flexible Traveling Wave Tubes (Flex-TWTAs) are employed to help coping with the variation of traffic pattern distribution during the long satellite lifetime by allowing appropriate power and bandwidth variations.
Applications received until 7th September 2014 will be considered.
Look forward to a fulfilling job with an employer who appreciates your commitment and supports your personal and professional development.
Our unique infrastructure offers you a working environment in which you have unparalled scope to develop your creative ideas and accomplish your professional objectives.
Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.
Duration of contract:
12 up to 24 months
Type of employment:
Strategy and International Relations
As a child she dreamt of adventures in space; as a teenager she attended space conferences; she went on to become a trainee at ESA; and today she is a...