SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services.
We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from PhD candidates in the general area of Computer Science, Mechatronics, Electronics, and Robotics.
SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners.
The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking highly motivated PhD candidates who wish to pursue research in close cooperation with our partners.
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This PhD thesis will count with the supervision of Prof. Miguel Olivares-Mendez (SpaceR).
We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!
The successful candidate will join a young, strong and motivated SpaceR research group focused on increasing the autonomy of aerial, planetary and orbital robotics for on-earth applications, space exploration, on-orbit servicing and manufacturing and space resource utilization.
This innovative research group is led by Prof. Miguel Olivares-Mendez. The candidate will carry out research to pursue a PhD in the following topic : Systematic approach to implementing robot autonomy in core flight software
The candidate will be part of a partnership agreement between the SnT and Made In Space Europe. Made In Space Europe is developing robotic technologies to enable commercial activity in Earth orbit, on other planets, and beyond.
One of the key advantages of using robots in space is their capability of operating autonomously with higher level operations.
The ability to prepare for autonomy ready operations for future iterations of robotics flight operations is central to Made in Space Europe’s technology roadmap.
Achieving baseline autonomy with simple yet fundamental robotics operations will drive maturity of the autonomy framework on a pre-defined software architecture composed by the Made in Space Europe SW team.
The PhD thesis must emphasize the following plan to introduce autonomy inside an original software stack :
Output : Specific autonomy level (TBD) reached for fundamental on-orbit manipulation robotics tasks in simulated reality.
The candidate will be responsible of :
The candidate should possess an MSc degree or equivalent in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science (with experience in space).
Basic qualifications :
Preferred skills and experience :
Here’s what awaits you at SnT