Internship Fuel Sloshing Engineering and Analysis

  • Airbus
  • PRAKTIKUMSPLÄTZE, Am Rathaus, Kamp-Lintfort, Germany
  • 03/06/2019
Full time Data Engineering Machine Learning Data Management Software Engineering

Job Description

Airbus DS GmbH

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

Are you looking for an internship? Would you like to discover the work of an Engineer? Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us as an intern (m/f) at the AOCS/GNC & Flight Dynamics department (35 hours/week, flexi-time).

Location: Friedrichshafen
Start: flexibel
Duration: 4-6 months

Fuel sloshing effects have to be analyzed - and sometimes mitigated - for a variety of spacecraft, since they may represent a driving disturbance to the attitude pointing and control stability. The AOCS/GNC & Flight Dynamics department conducts the required engineering and analyses for the running and future programs.

Tasks & accountabilities

In this framework, this internship is meant to support all running activities on fuel sloshing, such as

  • conduction and analysis of tests on the existing Microslosh experiment hardware in the lab
  • upgrade of existing fuel sloshing simulators and conduction of sensitivity and performance analyses
  • set-up of fuel sloshing simulators for new programs and technology studies (for DLR, ESA and EU)
  • support for new proposals (for DLR, ESA and EU)

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.

Required skills

You offer:

  • Enrolled student within Aero Space Engineering or similar field of study
  • Very good knowledge in Matlab/Simulink
  • Very good knowledge in spacecraft dynamics
  • Good knowledge in fuel sloshing and flexible modes analyses (incl. related tools)
  • Good knowledge in control engineering for space applications (AOCS/GNC)
  • Knowledge of Labview is an asset
  • Knowledge of Embedded software generation is an asset
  • English: fluent


You are a good team player, have excellent communication skills, and are able to work independently