Master Thesis: LiDAR – Compressed Sensing

Infineon Technologies Austria AG
  • Graz
  • Vollzeit, Diplomarbeit, Dissertation
  • Einsteiger
  • 19.4.2019

Master Thesis: LiDAR - Compressed Sensing

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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, information or computer engineering or similar.

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Job description

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).
State-of-the-art LiDAR systems generate raw data rates of more than 100 GBit/s. Therefore, the aim of this diploma thesis is to explore compressed sensing techniques for Infineon's MEMS-based LiDAR approach. Compressed sensing is a method that enables a considerable reduction of the LiDAR's raw data. R&D activities include the development of the mathematical compressed sensing methods and the prototypical implementation of the algorithms in Matlab / C / C++.
Infineon Technologies Austria and Graz University of Technology offer a paid diploma thesis in this innovative field of research:

  • Prototypical algorithm implementation in Matlab based on recorded LiDAR raw data
  • Exploration of compressed sensing for MEMS-based LiDAR

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 1.380,-- Euro gross p.m.(full-time basis) for Bachelor students and 1.810,-- Euro gross p.m. (full- time basis) for Master students.


You are best equipped for this task if you have:

  • Matlab / C / C++ and VHDL/Verilog
  • Interests in mathematics

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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