Course paper / final thesis

Improvement of the time-tracking of measured values

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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.

When researching questions relating to autonomous driving, widely varying software frameworks and network structures are utilized in order to obtain answers. As part of the measurement chain, these software and hardware configurations can exert an influence on the quality of the collected data. In order to determine the quality of these configurations, a data plausibility check must be performed.

Your tasks can include:

  • conception and implementation of generation scripts for the creation of metadata for runtime variables (time stamp)
  • quantification of the actuality of the values
  • (investigation of the database regarding suitability for runtime environment analysis)
  • evaluation of the influence of these metadata on a benchmark test for comparison with other frameworks
  • preparation of the results in textual and presentation form

Your qualifications:

  • ability to work independently
  • knowledge of network communication, in particular UDP
  • knowledge of C++ and Java
  • experience with the Eclipse Modeling Framework is desirable
  • basic knowledge of model-based software development is desirable

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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Institute of Transportation Systems

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