46658: Master Student Optical, Electrical Engineering or Communications - Development of a high resolution optical ranging system loop

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Work group:

Institute of Communications and Navigation



Area of research:

Diploma & Master Thesis



Job description:


The optical communication group of DLR’s Institute of Communications and Navigation develop 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 of optical and optomechanical systems. Furthermore he/she will perform system tests and possibly 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 subject contains tasks like:


analysis and of the system and further development of post processing units with respect to the scenario requirements theoretical analysis of the requirements for a satellite mission signal processing, algorithm and control design of the optical ranging loop using an FPGA design, implementation, verification and performance analysis of algorithms for the optical ranging evaluation of measurements and analysis of the results

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