Working Student Flight Control System/Law (m/f/d)

Über uns

Wir bei Volocopter bauen die ersten bemannten, voll-elektrischen und sicheren Lufttaxis der Welt. Damit werden wir die Art wie Menschen sich in Städten fortbewegen neu definieren und jedem den Traum vom Fliegen ermöglichen. Wir sind Pioniere der Luftfahrt und schrieben 2011 mit dem ersten bemannten Flug eines Multicopters Luftfahrtgeschichte. Es folgten Meilensteine wie die erste Fluglizenz und der weltweit erste autonome Flug in einer Megacity.

Deine Verantwortung

Within a highly motivated, multi-disciplinary core team you are in charge of managing the development and prototyping of Volocopter’s next generation aircraft. Reporting to our Chief Engineer Volo Next Generation, you are a key member of the development team located in Oberpfaffenhofen (near Munich).

In the Volo Next Generation Team you will work under direct supervision of the Chief Engineer in order to implement/integrated/test software components related to the flight control system and autonomy (position control, full state estimation, mission supervision,…) and interface with off-the-shelf components in a first approach. The hardware components (e.g. drone, flight control computer) will be available and shall be adapted and extended to the specific needs of Volocopter’s next generation aircraft configuration.
You will have the role to simulate and test a scaled flight vehicle and to implement new flight control laws according to the vehicle's unique characteristics. You will participate to the implementation for some functionalities and will take part in HiL (Hardware in the Loop) tests.

Deine Aufgaben

  • Software design, implementation, integration and test for a new type of e-VTOL
  • Dynamics and stimulating environment on the forefront of scale e-VTOL applications
  • Optimization of flight states in order to improve the aircrafts aeromechanics, performance and failure-cases over representative missions

Dein Profil

  • Master or Bachelor student in the field of robotics, flight dynamics or control technologies or similar
  • Excellent (flight) control algorithm implementation skills
  • Experience in flight control systems (e.g. PixHawk)
  • Hand-on attitude, Drone piloting experience (is an asset)
  • Aerodynamics background (is an asset)
  • Able to work independently and self-driven

Unser Angebot

  • Fast-growing high-tech company with a supreme network of investors and partners
  • Shaping the Volocopter organizational setup right from the start
  • Personal responsibility, growth and learning opportunities, based on your personal strengths
  • Inspiring working environment with modern work spaces, flexible work time, short lines of communication, flat structures, positive leadership, great team spirit