PostDoc (f/m/d) Aircraft development for real-time adaptive surveying with UAV swarm

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
May 30, 2023
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Place of work: Freiberg

Working hours: 39 h/week

Deadline: 30 May 2023

Online application English / German Job-Id: 2023/95 (1679)

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PostDoc (f/m/d) Aircraft development for real-time adaptive surveying with

UAV swarm

Through cutting-edge research in the fields of ENERGY, HEALTH and MATTER, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) solves some of the pressing societal and industrial challenges of our time. Join our 1.500 employees from more than 50 nations at one of our six research sites and help us moving research to the next level!

The Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) is a German-Polish research center for data-intensive digital systems research. CASUS was founded in 2019 in Görlitz and conducts digital interdisciplinary systems research in various fields such as earth systems research, systems biology and materials research.

CASUS together with the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HZDR-HIF) is looking for a PostDoc (f/m/d) Aircraft development for realtime adaptive surveying with UAV swarm. The position will be available at the earliest possible date. The employment contract is limited to two years.

The Scope of Your Job:

Within the scope of the advertised position, methods for autonomous multi-UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) for the characterization of inaccessible targets are to be researched. The research work is carried out in close cooperation with the Center for Advanced System Understanding (CASUS), Görlitz, and the Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie, Institute of Industrial Information Technology (KIT-IIIT).

The Post-Doc will be financed by CASUS Open Projects program and will work closely with HZDR-HIF, KIT-IIIT and CASUS (including long term visits) carried out mainly from Freiberg.

Your tasks:
  • Development of an autonomous multi-UAV system for real-time target detection, localization, and characterization
  • Implementation of on-board processing, data transfer, drone communication, and automated flight planning
  • Design and optimization of respective code packages
  • Validation first on simulation data, later on field studies including flying platforms
  • Linking the research at the hosting institutions, including repeated visits at the institutes
  • Your profile:
  • PhD degree in Robotics, Computer Vision, Information Technology, or related fields
  • Experience with automation/robotics, in particular drone technology (communication, navigation, flight planning, data transfer)
  • Experience with ROS, Simulation of Multi Drone operation and respective coding skills
  • Advantageous are experience within the fields of spectral imaging, geophysical exploration, geology/resources or remote sensing
  • Our offer:
  • A vibrant research community in an open, diverse and international work environment

  • Scientific excellence and extensive professional networking opportunities

  • A wide range of qualification opportunities and individual career counseling provided by the Postdoc Center HZDR-TUD
  • Salary and social benefits in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund) including 30 days of paid holiday leave, company pension scheme (VBL)
  • We support a good work-life balance with the possibility of part-time employment, mobile working and flexible working hours
  • Numerous company health management offerings
  • Employee discounts with well-known providers via the platform Corporate Benefits
  • Kindly submit your completed application (including cover letter, CV, diplomas/transcripts, etc.) only via our Online-application-system.

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