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GoalsAtmospheric effects on data transfer will be studied using the existing 7-km laser path between Fraunhofer IOSB site in Ettlingen and the KIT. The student will use existing, or develop new, theoretical models to predict the effects that turbulence will have on various experimental observables. One of the goals is better understanding of the requirements placed by turbulence on the performance of AO. Nevertheless, real-time AO correction of atmospheric turbulence is not foreseen in this project.
- Characterization of the effects of atmospheric turbulence on the already running experiments: prediction and analysis of beam wander, beam profiles in the pupil-, and in the focal plane, temporal power spectral density of scintillation and angle of arrival
- Modelling of the probability density function of the received signal
- Prediction and measurement of the bit-error rate of the data transmission
What we expect from you
- You are enrolled in a college or university and study electrical engineering, physics, computer science or a similar subject
- You know the principles of optics and laser physics
- You are not afraid of delving into higher mathematics
What you can expect from us
- The laser link, the transmitter and the receiver and other equipment are all set up and at your disposal; focus of this master’s thesis is theoretical modelling of laser propagation through the atmosphere and analysis of experimental results
- You will have access to exceptionally equipped laboratories, with several unique, not commercially available devices
- You will be supervised by experts in the fields of: turbulence, telecommunications and laser physics
We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.
Employing about 700 men and women at five locations, Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB is one of the largest Fraunhofer Institutes. Our range of competences includes physics and computer science as well as geoscience and engineering. These are the domains where we convert the latest insights into innovations. To this end, our DNA includes both scientific and technological excellence as well as customer-orientation and reliability for clients from industry and the public sector.
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With questions about this thesis please contact:
Dr. Szymon Gladysz
Adaptive Optics Group Leader
Phone: +49 7243 992-120
Have we aroused your interest?
Then send your application (short cover letter, CV, certificates and transcript of grades) until 31.12.2020.
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|Job Reference: IOSB-2020-67||Closing Date: 31.12.2020|