Implementation of NLP interfaces for Optimal-Control tool

Starting date

1 August 2017

Duration of contract

3 months


according to German TVöD 05

Type of employment


Your mission:

The department Navigation and Guidance Control has fullfilled various projects within the past years to develop and verify modern and classical procedures of guidance and control systems for optimal entry,  analyzation of  landing approach and landing.

For EDL application we would employ an intern for the following work packages:

  • Improvement the code for optimization tool
  • Development of NLP Interface for existing OCP solvers

The task of this work is to develop and test NLP interfaces for DLR´s SPARTAN (Shefex-3 Pseudospectral Algorithm for Reentry Trajectory Analysis) tool in order to generate optimal trajectories. Strong programming skills with Matlab are needed. Moreover, a strong background in space systems is desired, with a particular emphasis in guidance. The job position is located in Bremen, Germany at DLR’s Institute of Space Systems.

Your qualifications:

  • Master student enrolled in a university course looking for an internship in aerospace engineering
  • advanced knowledge of Matlab and Simulink and mathematical programming is needed
  • advanced knowledge of Guidance and Control is an asset
  • interest in numerical optimization is desired
  • fluent in written and spoken English

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

Marco Sagliano
Institute of Space Systems

Phone: +49 421 24420-1161

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Vacancy 09563

HR department Braunschweig

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DLR site Bremen

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DLR Institute of Space Systems

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