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Internship within Engineering: Auto-Pilot Control Impact on Helicopter Ride




Frühester Einsatztermin: 

01. Mai 2017


für 6 Monate






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


10358446 DB EN EXT 1

Are you looking for an internship? Would you like to discover the work a helicopter designing engineer? Then apply now! We look forward to you joining us as an intern (m/f) at the Structural Dynamics/Vibrations department (35 hours/week, flexi-time).

Location: Donauwörth
Start: May 2017
Duration: 5-6 months

Gusts are a major contributor to discomfort in helicopters. In the framework of comfort enhancement, the impact of gusts on ride quality has to be determined using flight tests and simulation. Low frequency vibrations acting on rotorcraft vehicles are caused either by pilot or auto-pilot control inputs or by atmospheric turbulences i.e. gusts. In order to improve ride quality by design, these sources need to be investigated in more detail. For this purpose, flight test data shall be reviewed in order to check for potential correlations between helicopter control inputs and low frequency vibrations. Also it shall be checked, whether correlation exists between turbulence levels as assessed by the flight test team in the flight test protocols and measured control activities on rotorcraft primary controls – composed of both pilot and AFCS (Automatic Flight Control System) inputs.
The exploitation of flight test data shall be complemented by related flight mechanics simulations in order to identify the relationship between control inputs and gusty conditions under laboratory and thus reproducible conditions. The simulation results shall be assessed using the ISO2631-1 standard.


Flight test analysis of rotorcraft control motions for calm and turbulent flights

  • Spectral analysis of control inputs by pilot and autopilot
  • Cross-check with pilot assessment of turbulence level in flight test protocol
  • Comparison of control inputs with vibration measurements

Review of an existing flight dynamics simulation model including gusts
Simulation and analysis of rotorcraft control motions for calm and turbulent flights
Conclusions on rotorcraft control input activities on ride Quality
Literature research on gust models, passenger comfort and helicopter gust response


You offer:

  • Enrolled master student within Aeronautics, Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or similar field of study
  • Sound knowledge in the field of Aerodynamics advantageous
  • Simulation software skills helpful
  • English: fluent, negotiation level

You are a good team player, have excellent communication skills, and are able to work independently. Afterwards there is the possibility for writing a final thesis, upon agreement with the department.

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