Course paper / final thesis, Student placement, Internship

Further development of a software tool enabling the aircraft design

Starting date

16 september 2019

Duration of contract

2 - 5 months

Type of employment

Full-time (part-time possible)

"Cutting-edge research requires excellent minds – particularly more females – at all levels. Launch your mission with us and send in your application now!" Prof. Pascale Ehrenfreund - Chair of the DLR Executive Board

The Institute of system architectures in aeronautics models aviation as a complete system, from the transport system via the aircraft itself to the production of individual components. One building block in this overall system is the aircraft design.
In this work, a software tool will be developed further, which will enable the aircraft design to be embedded in the overall air transportation system. This internship will deal with the subtask to model the infrastructure (e.g. airports). Hereby not only the existing infrastructure shall be modelled but there shall also be the possible to investigate the impact of changes in the infrastructure on the overall system.

The tasks will be:

  • modelling of the travel demand between cities
  • modelling of access times to train stations and airports
  • modelling of alternative means of transportation (e.g. long distance busses)
  • modelling of costs for new infrastructure (building of airports or railway lines)

In addition, you are also very welcome to contribute and implement your own ideas within this research area. Together with experienced DLR staff members, you can then help to better illustrate the interaction between the different subsystems in aviation.

Your qualifications:

  • independent way of working and can do attitude
  • studies in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, industrial engineering, road traffic engineering, decision-making sciences or similar
  • enjoy programming
  • very good English and/or German language skills
  • Python skills are beneficial, but not essential

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. Our human resources policy places great value on a healthy family and work-life-balance as well as equal opportunities for persons of all genders (m/f/non-binary). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Technical contact

Dr. Karin Dietl
Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics

Phone: +49 40 2489641-303

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