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Course paper / final thesis

Comparison of software frameworks in the field of robotic middleware

Starting date

immediately

Duration of contract

max. 1 year

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

At the DLR Institute of Transportation Systems (TS), Dominion is the basis middleware for numerous testing facilities, such as automotive laboratories, test vehicles, AIM and a number of railway laboratories. Dominion enables the fast data-exchange between applications and services in real time, both locally on a computer and distributed within a network. One application focus lies in vehicle automation and simulation, where data from sensors/actuators (e.g. steering angle, accelerator-pedal position, etc.) through environment detection and traffic simulation and on to driver-condition recognition (ECG, EEG, facial recognition) are exchanged with high proficiency. Through automatic code generation in Dominion, the application developer is provided with an application framework for differing development environments and operating systems (Windows, Linux, Raspbian), in which all the necessary input and output data are already available.

Within the scope of your master/bachelor thesis/internship, you will be involved in ensuring the quality and further development of our Dominion middleware. Through your investigative spirit and your sound knowledge of software development, preferably in C++, you will provide a valuable contribution towards the improvement of this software framework for current and future research questions in this field.

In order to find out more about Dominion's strengths and weaknesses, a systematic catalogue of criteria for comparison with other middleware will be developed as part of this work. On the basis of these criteria, Dominion will subsequently be compared with other relevant middleware.

Your tasks can include:

  • establishing evaluation criteria for middleware
  • researching which middleware is freely or commercially available
  • selection of middleware relevant for comparison
  • collection of criteria via Dominion and the comparison-relevant middleware through research and practical experiments
  • evaluation and demonstration of results

Your qualifications:

  • ability to work independently
  • basic knowledge of middleware functionality
  • basic knowledge of network and interprocess communication
  • handling of different operating systems

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

Michael Kürschner
Institute of Transportation Systems

Phone: +49 531 295-3475

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