Flying a Communication System Prototype

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Duration of contract

3-6 months

Type of employment


Your mission:

Over the course of last several years DLR has been actively developing a new L-band digital aeronautical communication system (LDACS) for civil aviation. Together with industry partners DLR is currently implementing the first LDACS prototype.

Your mission will be to be part of the team realizing world’s first demonstration of LDACS in a flying aircraft. To this end you will help with the setup of the measurement campaign, both for the airborne and ground system. Your help is required either on the hardware or the software side of the demonstration.

Your internship should take place between late summer 2017 and early fall 2018. Preferred minimum duration is three to six months.It is possible to extend the contract as a working student.

Your qualifications:

  • you should either have a strong background in communication hardware or communication software
  • hardware: Practical skills to work in a lab
  • software: Skills in the implementation of network software
  • experience in scientific programming (Matlab, Python) is advantageous
  • independent working

Your benefits:

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. Reconciling family and working life as well as equal opportunities for women and men are an integral part of our HR policy. We therefore strongly encourage applications from women. Disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Technical contact

Nicolas Schneckenburger
Institute of Communications and Navigation

Phone: +49 8153 28-2852

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Vacancy 09214

HR department Oberpfaffenhofen

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DLR site Oberpfaffenhofen

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