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Final Thesis within Engineering: Development of a Modular Mission Analysis Framework for De-Orbiting Performance Analysis




Frühester Einsatztermin: 

01. Mai 2017


für 6 Monate




Werkstudentenstelle, Masterarbeit, Diplomarbeit


Wartung, Instandhaltung & Reparatur, Fertigung & Montage, Avionik & Elektrik, Elektronik, Design & Konstruktion, Antriebe, Triebwerke, Struktur, Materialwesen, Kunststoffe & Lackierung, Labor, Messtechnik, Tooling, Produktionsleitung, Mechanik, Flugzeugtechnik/Betriebstechnik (LH), Steuerung & Regelung, Zertifizierung, Validierug & Testing, Forschung & Entwicklung, Engineering & Production


10344174 NU EN EXT 11

Are you looking for a final year project? Would you like to discover the work in the field of Analysis? Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us at Airbus Defence & Space in Friedrichshafen.

Location: Friedrichshafen
Start: 01.05.2017
Duration: 6 Months

Mission-Analysis is a crucial discipline for all phases of the space-mission design process, ranging from an early phase study to the operational phase of a satellite system. To support the detailed mission analysis of future earth-observation satellite missions in an early design phase the Future Programs Department of Airbus Defence and Space at Friedrichshafen uses a variety of numerical simulation tools. To be able to utilize the entire spectrum of legacy in-house tools, open-source libraries for mission analysis (e.g. Orekit, JAT) and commercial off-the-shelf-tools (e.g. ASTOS, STK) a new modular mission analysis framework will be developed. This framework shall utilize modern software development methodologies in order to allow easy maintainability, extensibility and interoperability with a variety of tools using different software technologies.
Within this thesis the new mission analysis framework shall be used to analyze the performance of de-orbiting maneuvers for earth-observation missions utilizing a high-fidelity model of the involved physics.


Your exciting topic:

  • Definition of a modular, easy maintainable, extensible and interoperable framework using a meta/script-language (e.g. Python or Matlab) to utilize existing mission analysis tools
  • Transformation of a legacy in-house mission analysis tool into the new framework
  • Development of verification methods (e.g. regression check) for the core-components of the framework
  • Integration of post-processing and visualization tools (e.g. NASA Cosmographia) into the new framework
  • Implementation of a module for de-orbiting performance analysis
  • Demonstration of the new mission analysis framework for a generic earth-observation mission.

You offer:

  • Very Good knowledge in orbit dynamics is required
  • Basic knowledge in mission analysis would be a plus
  • Good knowledge in modern software development methodologies
  • Practical Experience in code development would be a plus (Fortran, Python, Matlab, Java)
  • Good knowledge of numerical methods
  • English: fluent
  • German would be a plus

You are eager to work in an interdisciplinary environment linking mission analysis with software development and visualization.

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