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PhD on Definition of a space based system of system architecture for Safety Critical applications (d/m/f)

Job Description:

In order to support our Navigation Solutions department, Airbus Defence and Space is looking for a

PhD student on Definition of a space based system of system architecture for Safety Critical applications (d/m/f)

You are looking for a PhD thesis and want to get to know the work of our team? Then apply now! We look forward to you supporting us in the Navigation Solutions department as a Doktorand (d/f/m)!

Location: Ottobrunn
Start: 1.10.2024
Duration: 3 years

Your location
Our site is just a stone's throw away from Munich, the beautiful capital of Bavaria. Are you into sports and other outdoor activities? The Alps and Lake Starnberg are within an hour’s reach, offering a multitude of recreational options.

Your benefits

  • Attractive salary and work-life balance with an 35-hour week (flexitime).

  • International environment with the opportunity to network globally.

  • Work with modern/diversified technologies.

  • At Airbus, we see you as a valuable team member and you are not hired to brew coffee, instead you are in close contact with the interfaces and are part of our weekly team meetings.

  • Opportunity to participate in the Generation Airbus Community to expand your own network.

Your tasks and responsibilities
The objective of this PhD is to develop System Architecture Engineering capabilities required
to define future System of Systems (SoS) Satellite Navigation architectures. This includes the following steps:

1) Requirement Identification
This step aims at identifying the requirements of the navigation (Precision, Safety, Availability) for each key users

The work will be carried out in cooperation with various representative users within and outside the satellite navigation department of Airbus Defence and Space.

2) Components definitions
This steps will capture the different Satellite Navigation solutions, existing (GNSS, SBAS) or in development (LEO PNT, 5G/6G.) and package them in term of components which can be instantiated in an MBSE modeler.

3)Architecture definition
This step aims at defining in the MBSE modeler candidate architectures for Satellite Navigation SoS which can be then assessed from a Multi-Criterion Optimisation point of view.
4) Multi-Criterion Optimisation
This step aims at building the gateways with different domains, while the MBSE architecture definition allows to manage in configuration the architecture

Desired skills and qualifications

  • Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a similar field

  • Strong knowledge of System Engineering/System Architecture, MBSE, and MBSE modelers, Ontologies

  • Good knowledges of Navigation, Safety and Embedded systems

  • Fluent English is mandatory, German and French would be a plus

Please upload the following documents: cover letter, CV, relevant transcripts, enrollment certificate. 
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Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

Employment Type:

PHD, Research


Experience Level:

Entry Level

Job Family:

Support to Management

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PhD on Definition of a space based system of system architecture for Safety Critical applications (d/m/f)

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