Institute of Communications and Navigation
Area of research:
Diploma & Master Thesis
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.
This master thesis aims to create the required libraries to protect an existing VHDL design with triple modular redundancy (TMR) at an HDL code level. This implies the analysis of legacy code, the identification of sensible points in the design which require modifications, enhancement of the system at a code level with the created libraries and, if required, enhancement at an architectural level. Finally, a verification test procedure the functionality of the system must be verified comparing to the "original not-enhanced" implementation.