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Student placement, Internship

Development of Graphical User Interfaces for Optical Ground Stations

Starting date

17 May 2021

Duration of contract

6 months


up to German TVöD 5

Type of employment


Free Space Optical (FSO) communications not only overcome the bandwidth limitations of RF systems, but also offer better power efficiency, security and higher data rates compared to their traditional RF counterparts. The Institute of Communications and Navigation has developed flight terminals and ground stations to demonstrate FSO in aeronautical and Space applications. Currently, the ground stations are running several software applications which control and monitor various aspects of their operation.

The main goals for the advertised work are:

  • Updating of the underlying GUI Library
  • Evaluate usability of current GUI layouts and improve accordingly
  • Update unit tests which are affected by these changes
  • System tests with the Insitute’s Optical Ground Station(s)

Your qualifications:

  • Study of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar
  • hands-on experience in C++ programming, the Linux operating system and graphical user interfaces.
  • Familiarity with the Qt library is advantageous

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 unparalleled 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 (f/m/x). Individuals with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in the event their qualifications are equivalent to those of other candidates.

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Alexandru-Octavian Duliu
Institute of Communications and Navigation

Phone: +49 8153 28-2892

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