Master thesis: LiDAR Control System

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Master thesis: LiDAR Control System

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We are looking for a student with the willingness to work in a challenging environment within a highly motivated international team. This specific job is suitable for students within technical studies in the field of maths, informatics or similar.

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LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is an innovative depth sensing technology which measures the time difference of emitted and received light signals. A MEMS mirror is used to deflect the emitted laser pulses. Photodiodes detect the reflected light. The light's time-of-flight is determined with time-to-digital converters. Finally, post processing units provide point cloud information of the scenery which is then employed by use-case applications (e.g., assisted/automated driving applications).
The aim of this diploma thesis is to explore and develop novel control system approaches for controlling the MEMS mirror and the shooting of the laser. This topic is of particular importance, because the more accurate the MEMS and laser controlling, the more accurate the environment perception. R&D activities include algorithm exploration in Matlab / C / C++ and a prototypical implementation of the control system with the help of an FPGA prototyping platform.
Infineon Technologies Austria and Graz University of Technology offer a paid diploma thesis in this innovative field of research:

  • Exploration of novel LiDAR control system concepts
  • HW/SW co-design and prototypical implementation with the help of an FPGA platform

Start: 01.12.2018
Employment: Full-time

This position is subject to the collective agreement for workers and employees in the electrical and electronics industry. The salary for this position is 1.885,-- Euro gross p.m.(full-time basis) for Bachelor students and 2.210,-- Euro gross p.m. (full- time basis) for Master students.


You are best equipped for this task if you have:

  • VHDL/Verilog and Matlab / C / C++
  • Interests in control systems and embedded systems

Please attach the following documents to your application:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Certificate of matriculation at a university
  • Transcript of records
  • Copy of your final Matura certificate

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