TECNUN, belonging to the University of Navarra,
intends to contribute to the professional, scientific and human training
of future engineers. Since our creation, in the spring of 1961, we
maintain a balance between teaching, research and service to society,
making these activities complement each other. Currently we are looking
for a engineer to do a thesis about V2V LF communication system development for autonomous driving in San Sebastian (Guipuzkoa). The choseen candidate will be work in a electronic and electrical
engineering department, reporting to thesis director. In order to do
this thesis, the selected engineer will have to enroll in our PhD Programme. We
will subsidized most of the program. PhD student only pay 65€ for
program admision also an annual fee of 95€ for secretarial duty, until
the defense of the thesis.
Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication is attracting significant attention as it promises to drastically reduce road fatalities, improve mobility and enable a high-level of vehicle autonomous driving. Supporting safety critical applications is at the core of V2V communication, and for years, the main technology of choice has been IEEE802.11p. However, in some scenarios (tunnels, adverse climate events, crowded traffic…) the fast and direct localized communication with the car behind is not ensured.
To face this problem, University of Navarra, Ceit-IK4, and PREMO have joined to develop a new LF communication system that will make a direct communication with Low Frequencies (kHz) between successive cars possible. In this context, the present PhD will build on the following research challenges:
- Study of the use scenario and definition of the communication system specifications. Considering the LF emission regulation and the maximization of the communication range the system specifications will improve the State of the Art.
- Design, fabrication and testing of the analog module of an LF emitter that accomplishes with the system specifications and of a high sensitivity LF receiver that accomplishes with the system specifications. This last design will be done first using commercial components and second in an ASIC using a CMOS fabrication process.
- Integration and testing of the whole communication system together with PREMO (antenna designer) and Ceit (digital protocol implementer).
- Implementation and testing of the whole communication system demonstrator in the Electric Formula Student Car developed by the students of the University of Navarra.
- Three year project: Two-year fellowship (with Social Security as
established by RD 1493/2011) + training contract for third year.
- Remuneration of fellowship: 15.050 euros gross annual salary (in the first two years).
- Training plan: the candidate will receive straining in analog ASIC design using EDA tools.
- Doing a thesis in a new field of electronic engineer.
- Bachelor Degree industrial engineering branch or Degree in
Technical Industrial engineering electronic specialty.
- It is essential to have an official master's degree in a similar field to the offer.
- Degree completed by: 2014 or after (excluding the final project).
- Solid knowledge in electronic design is required. The candidate must be familiar with electronic elements such as current sources, amplifiers, ADCs, voltage references,…
- Handle of EDA design tools is required.
- Good knowledge of english (minimum B2).
- Competences: candidate used to the specification driven problem solving, ready to apply those methodologies in the design phases of the project.
- Knowing Cadence IC design flow.
- Basic knowledge of data transmission/reception. The candidate should be familiar with concepts as SNR, BER, attenuation, transmitted power, magnetic coupling,…
People who have interest in this offer have to send the
following documentation by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (copy to
email@example.com), subject "ProEmpleoIngenieros - V2V LF communication system development for autonomous driving":
- Cover letter.
- Current CV with photograph.
- Academic Transcript, which should include grade point average.