Open Position(s)

Research Assistants (m/w/d) at the Faculty of Computer Science at the Research Institute CODE

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The University of the Bundeswehr Munich is firmly anchored in the national as well as international research landscape. The staff members conduct research together with external partners from science and industry within the framework of the funded research project Air Mobility Integration U-Space (AMIUS) under the leadership of Airbus Defense and Space. The research project is concerned with the development of a real-world laboratory to demonstrate the operation of air cabs and drones in urban space in conjunction with a model-based assessment platform. The work of UniBw M will be carried out at the Hamburg site in close cooperation with the Institute for Air Transport Systems at the TU Hamburg. The tasks are specifically adapted to the employees within the framework of the cooperation.

We want to make a difference with you and show new ways in aviation!

Your Tasks:

  • Collaboration in the research project Air Mobility Integration U-Space (AMIUS)
  • Management of work packages; reporting, work coordination
  • Development of a techno-economic model to determine and evaluate Communication Navigation Surveillance (CNS) infrastructure model
  • Execution of scenario-based variation calculations to determine cost structures and sensitivities
  • Enhancement and development of a distributed model environment to represent drone and air taxi operations in regional space
  • Execution of scenario-based simulation studies to evaluate feasibility and utility in the use case
  • Publication of the results at recognized conferences and/or in renowned journals

Qualification Requirements:

  • Very good scientific university education (master/diploma) in aerospace engineering, transportation engineering, computer science, electrical/communications engineering or a comparable university degree
  • Good knowledge in modeling of sensor and communication systems
  • Experience and knowledge in setting up and operating model systems
  • Good programming skills, preferably in MATLAB, C++, Java or Python
  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills are essential

We expect:

  • Willingness to cooperate in university teaching
  • Willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation, here especially high interest in the topics of flight guidance, modeling, communication and guidance systems,
  • Ability to work in a team, openness and interest in scientific exchange
  • Initiative, ability to work on one's own responsibility, independence and enthusiasm
  • Willingness to work in a multinational team with external collaborations
  • Analytical thinking, creativity and careful work

We offer:

  • optimal research and supervision environment for doctoral studies
  • active promotion of your scientific development and the possibility to do a doctorate
  • opportunity for further education and certification in higher education didactics
  • independent work, creative and varied activities in a committed, highly motivated and competent environment with a pronounced team spirit and appreciative, respectful interaction
  • familiarization with a complex, technologically highly relevant subject area that offers diverse, lucrative and long-term career opportunities in industry, research or at space agencies
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • Involvement in teaching and supervision of student research projects
  • flexible working hours
  • mobile working is possible after consultation with project management
  • excellent hardware equipment for workstations, server and lab rooms, state-of-the-art IT and lab equipment
  • attractive sports and leisure facilities on a family-friendly campus (including in-house crèche and kindergarten (parent initiative))
  • Grouping into pay group 13 is carried out in compliance with § 12 TVöD with regard to the actual activities to be performed and the fulfillment of the personal and collective agreement requirements.

The office is located in Hamburg. The possibility of partial work in the home office is given. The employment can also be part-time if desired. The University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich aims to increase the proportion of female scientists and employees; applications from women are expressly welcomed. Persons with disabilities will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified.

Have we aroused your interest?

Then send your application with the usual documents (cover letter, resume, certificates, certificates) in PDF format by e-mail with the subject line: "Job advertisement AMIUS" to: Dr. Corinna Schmitt (Contact)

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Aeronautical Communications at the DLR

Nowadays, digitization is all around us and is moving further and further into a wide variety of areas (including transportation, smart home, eHealth and knowledge transfer). Due to the enormous data exchange, the question arises whether the available resources (bandwidth, data formats, radio standards) are still adequate. This is particularly questionable in the field of aviation, where a lot of data has to be produced, evaluated and distributed in a very short time, and this data is usually very sensitive, sometimes involving critical actions. In the case of safety- related actions protection from unauthorized access, misuse, and manipulation is absolutely essential. Various statistics show that the systems used in aviation are very interesting for cyber-attacks and the collected or exchanged data are mostly inadequately secured.

Thus, YOU are needed to inverstigate secure communication in aeronautic! Not yet convinced, check out the following publications from us:

  • N.Mäurer, T.Gräupl, C. Gentsch, C.Schmitt: Comparing Different Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange Flavors for LDACS. 9th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 2020 - Best Paper Award in Track Cyber Security and Software (CSS) and Best Paper Award in Session Cybersecurity (CSS-3)
  • N.Mäurer, T.Gräupl, C.Schmitt: L-band Digital Aeronautical Communications System (LDACS). IETF Internet Draft, Informational Draft, Fremont, CA, USA, Version 05, draft-ietf-raw-ldacs-05, November 1, 2020
  • C.Perner, C.Schmitt: Security Concept for Unoccupied Aerial Systems. 9th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 2020
  • C.Perner, C.Schmitt, G.Carle: Dynamic Network Reconfiguration in Safety-Critical Aeronautical Systems. 39th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 2020
  • N.Mäurer, T.Gräupl, C. Schmitt: Evaluation of the LDACS Cybersecurity Implementation. IEEE 38th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DACS), San Diego, CA, USA, September, 2019 - Best Paper Award in Session Secure Communication (CSS-3)
  • N.Mäurer, C. Schmitt: Towards Successful Realization of the LDACS Cybersecurity Architecture: An Updated Datalink Security Threat- and Risk Analysis. Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS), IEEE, Washington, DC, USA, April 2019 - 1st Place - Best Professional Paper Competition
  • N.Mäurer, T.Gräupl, C. Schmitt: FACTS2: Framework for Aeronautical Communications and Traffic Simulations 2. 22nd ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), Miami Beach, FL, USA, November 25-29, 2019

To join us, check out the job offer "Cyber Security for Aeronautical Communication" from the DLR.