Institute of Communications and Navigation
Area of research:
Scientific support staff,Work placement
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 of a Receiver Front End (RFE) testbed to characterize their operation at different data rates. The results from this study will contribute to the definition of the system architecture of upcoming Electronic Ground Support Equipment for free space optical satellite downlinks.