FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FOR HIGH FREQUENCY PHYSICS AND RADAR TECHNIQUES FHR
INTERESTED IN SPACE? JOIN OUR TEAM IN DEVELOPING AN INNOVATIVE RADAR FOR SPACE RECONNAISSANCE. THE DEPARTMENT “RADAR FOR SPACE OBSERVATION” OF THE FRAUNHOFER INSTITUTE FHR OFFERS A POSITION AS
SCIENTIST* / ENGINEER* – ANTENNA AND FRONT-END DESIGN FOR SPACE OBSERVATION RADAR
The Fraunhofer-Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR in Wachtberg near Bonn is part of the large Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and one of the leading and largest European research institutes in the field. We develop concepts, methods and systems for electromagnetic sensor technology, particularly for radar and radiometry.
The department “Radar for Space Observation” (RWB) focuses on the development of innovative methods and technologies for the detection and reconnaissance of space objects – from active satellites to space debris. The department RWB operates the Tracking and Imaging Radar TIRA, which is unique in Europe and provides valuable support for space situational awareness. In order to improve the imaging capabilities of the TIRA system, a new imaging radar in the Ka-band will replace the current imaging radar. You will join the team in designing, developing and integrating this new imaging radar into the TIRA system.
Your tasks are:
Design of an optimum arrangement of an L-band / Ka-band / W-band radar configuration under the constraints of the primary and the secondary reflector of TIRA
Investigating a quasi-optical beam steering versus a classical wave-guided arrangement for the Ka-band radar system and comparison of the two concepts
Design and realization of an optimum beam steering for the Ka-band radar system
Breadboarding, assembly and testing of the system
Integration and commissioning into the TIRA system
What we expect from you:
Completed university degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics
Profound knowledge in the theory of electromagnetic waves and high-frequency engineering
Ideally, professional experience in high-frequency engineering, communications engineering or radar technology
Good programming knowledge in MATLAB, Python or another comparable programming language
Good language skills (spoken and written) in German and English
You are dedicated to your work, motivated, able to work under pressure and capable to manage complex scientific and technical problems both self-initiated and in a team.
What you can expect from us
Open and collegial working environment in a professional research facility equipped with modern machinery
Additional performance- and profit-related variable compensation components
Room for innovative ideas within the own research area as well as promotion of publications to build reputation and visibility in science and industry
Above-average, promoted educational culture with a wide range of opportunities for personal development, e.g. through participation in specialized fairs, conferences, workshops and seminars as well as internal support programs
Family-friendly culture, co-child office, support from external service providers in emergency care for children and relatives
Flexible working hours for a good work-life balance (39-hour-week, flex-time system and bridge day regulation)
Supplementary pension (VBL) and job ticket
Canteen and nearby shopping facilities
Appointment, remuneration and social security benefits based on the public-sector collective wage agreement (TVöD).
The weekly working time accounts for 39 hours. If circumstances will allow, it is possible to share the position between two part-time employees.
The position will be filled preliminary for a period of 3 years.
In case of identical qualifications preference will be given to severely disabled candidates. We would like to point out that the chosen job title also includes the third gender. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft emphasises gender-independent professional equality.
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