Master Thesis “Electronic Beamforming for Reliable UAV Communication Links”

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 24 Dec 2022

We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Digital Safety & Security in Vienna invites applications for a:

Master Thesis “Electronic Beamforming for Reliable UAV Communication Links”


  • Our wireless communication group  is investigating new technologies to increase reliability and safety of wireless communications for a variety of transportation systems as well as the digitization of time-critical applications in many industries.
  • Throughout your master’s thesis project, you will have the opportunity to support our colleagues within the development of state-of-the-art technologies for wireless communications links with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).


  • As part of our research team, you will work with our 5G software defined radio (SDR) massive multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) system and will deal intensively with antenna group design and beamforming based on UAV tracking data from different sensor modalities
  • You will carry out a literature search for beamforming, extend them for a reliable use on mobile platforms, and test them on the AIT SDR massive MIMO system under the guidance of our team.
  • You will learn to evaluate the results obtained from the antenna group simulation and compare it with measurement data from the AIT SDR testbed.


  • You will train scientific working and can discuss experiences with scientific experts.
  • You will gain experience in multi-antenna communication systems.
  • You will obtain a working implementation of the electronic beamforming algorithm in our SDR massive MIMO testbed and perform a proof-of-concept demonstration.

Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:

  • Ongoing master’s studies in the field of telecommunication engineering or computer science.
  • Good knowledge in MATLAB and/or LabVIEW.
  • Enjoyment of application-oriented questions from industry
  • High level of commitment and team spirit
  • Good knowledge of English or German in word and writing

What to expect:

EUR 827,56 gross per month for 20 hours/week based on the collective agreement. There will be additional company benefits. You will be part of our international Young AIT network. As a research institution, we are familiar with the supervision and execution of master theses, and we are looking forward to supporting you accordingly.

At AIT, the promotion of diversity is important to us - that's why we are especially looking forward to applications from female students!

Please submit your application documents including CVcover letter and certificates online.

For further information please contact:

Dr. Thomas.Zemen,

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