Internship: Low-Gravity Fuel Sloshing Data Analysis and Modelling for Agile Spacecraft

  • Airbus
  • 88090 Immenstaad am Bodensee, Germany
  • 06/11/2021
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Job Description

Airbus ist ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen im Bereich Luft- und Raumfahrt sowie den dazugehörigen Dienstleistungen. Der Umsatz betrug € 70.5 Mrd. im Jahr 2019, die Anzahl der Mitarbeiter rund 134.000. Airbus bietet die umfangreichste Verkehrsflugzeugpalette. Das Unternehmen ist europäischer Marktführer bei Tank-, Kampf-, Transport- und Missionsflugzeugen und eines der größten Raumfahrtunternehmen der Welt. Die zivilen und militärischen Hubschrauber von Airbus zeichnen sich durch hohe Effizienz aus und sind weltweit gefragt.
Mit Leidenschaft und Entschlossenheit arbeiten unsere Mitarbeiter jeden Tag daran, die Welt zu vernetzen, mit hoher Priorität auf Sicherheit und Fortschritt. Wir sind stolz auf unsere Arbeit und teilen unsere Fachkenntnisse und Erfahrungen, um gemeinsam Spitzenleistungen zu erfüllen. Unsere kulturelle Vielfalt und Zusammenarbeit ermöglicht es uns, Außergewöhnliches zu erreichen – auf dem Erdboden, im Luft- und im Weltraum.

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 (d/f/m) at the AOCS, GNC & Flight Dynamics department ( 35 hours/week, flexi-time).

Location: Friedrichshafen

The AOCS, GNC & Flight Dynamics department is in charge of control engineering for all kinds of spacecraft. Fuel sloshing is an important aspect in the frame of dynamics plant modeling.
As an intern you will learn about
Fuel sloshing experiment data analysis and exploitation, including tools generation. Transfer of the results into suitable physical models.

Topic
Low-gravity fuel sloshing dynamics for agile spacecraft applications represent a challenge for analysis and physical modelling, due to a low Bond number fluid regime and unknown starting conditions. Still, these effects have to be taken into account during AOCS / GNC system and control design. Despite performing CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) simulations, real flight experiments on-board the ISS have been conducted since several years to gain insight into the fluid motion within satellite tanks under rotations. The recorded experiment data (force / torque measurements and camera videos) is used to improve existing models or develop new ones. The internship will address both the data exploitation (first half) as well as the modelling aspects (second half). Special emphasis shall be laid on so-called Reduced Order Models (ROM).

Task
a) Generation of a tools suite (in Matlab) to post-process and exploit ISS experimental data
b) Based on a), mathematical/physical data analysis and identification of characteristics suitable for (simplified) physical modeling
c) Review & analysis of ROM theory
d) Implementation and test of a ROM prototype (in Matlab) based on b), alternatively based on CFD simulation data
e) Results and tools documentation

Your offer:

  • Enrolled student (Master) within Aerospace engineering or similar field of study
  • Software skills (programming languages) and technical skills:

Excellence in Matlab / Simulink and general programming

Excellence in data analysis and physical modelling / identification of complex systems

Proven experience in video data processing and exploitation

Experience in fluid dynamics for spacecraft and CFD is an asset

  • Languages: English (fluent) mandatory; German (fluent) is an asset

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

Does this job description fit your objectives and profile? Take the next step in your career and come and join us!

How to apply:
Online via www.airbus.com/careers
Please provide the following documents: cover letter, C.V., relevant certificates, current certificate of enrolment, excerpt from your study regulations/guidelines if it is a compulsory internship)