43122: Student Informatics, Electrical Engineering or similar - FPGA Implementation of on board networking and data processing for Low Earth Orbit Free-Space-Optical Communications

Updated: 22 days ago

The optical communication groups of DLR’s Institute of Communications and Navigation develops experimental laser communication systems for optical data links between airborne carriers such as airplanes or satellites and optical ground stations. The system development covers several disciplines such as optics, mechanics, electronics and programming.

The successful applicant will support our team in the development on FPGA of high speed data processing algorithms and communication protocols. Furthermore he/she will perform system verification tests in the laboratory and will support the team during scientific measurement campaigns. It is an excellent opportunity to work in a cutting edge topic, gain experience on real optical hardware, and improve your engineering skills.

The main topic of this internship is the integration and verification of data communication protocols in compliance with the SpaceFibre standard as well as the design and development of novel processing algorithms and data protocols for enabling its operation on an optical satellite modem optimized for free space optical data downlinks.


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