Are you looking for an internship? Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us as an intern (d/f/m) at the Autonomous Systems & Robotics department.
You will support the department in Design & Development of a Smart Vision-based Hazard Detection & Avoidance Sensor (SV-HDA) for safety landing on lunar surface. Safety landing on the moon is a key technology function for future lunar exploration. The landing area should be free of critical slopes, big boulders and shadowless to guarantee a safety landing and immediately recharging of the battery power by the irradiated solar panels. For commercial lunar transportation systems cost-efficient solutions for avionics equipment and sensors are required.
In the frame of the internship, a Smart Vision-based HDA Sensor shall be developed. It consists of a camera and the processing unit (SVU). The SVU shall be based on a commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) processor board (with space flight heritage) from company XIPHOS. It shall acquire a single camera image, which shall be processed by a passive HDA function to obtain a hazard map regarding shadows, texture (e.g. boulders) and slopes. Based on the hazard map the HDA function shall provide the coordinates of the safe landing site.
The internship can be split into three exciting phases:
This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.