(MmWave Communication And Sensing For Drone Swarms)
Tampere University Of Technology
Job (project) description
In the project, a multifunction millimetre wave (mmWave) radio concept is proposed to enable the scalable autonomous drone swarm without the need for external positioning and connectivity infrastructures, pre-programmed routine, and human intervention. The integrated mmWave sensing and communications functions are underpinned by the synergy between signal and system-level innovations.
The Postdoctoral Researcher’s position focuses on 3D mmWave channel modelling in high dynamic environments, fast converging time-spatial alignment mechanisms, joint sensing and communications waveform design, high-resolution signal steering and estimation algorithms to enable reliable low latency intra- and inter-swarms communications simultaneously with the high accuracy drone position and motion capturing during swarming tasks with the partial or full absence of external support.
The delivery of the project will enable drone swarm applications in a variety of scenarios, where the communications and positioning facilities are missing. The scenarios include search and rescuing in remote forests, disaster relief, 3D modelling of the indoor and outdoor landscape etc. The deliverables of the project will bring economic and social benefits to the safety, security and digitization of municipal services.
Essential Requirements (for postdoctoral Fellow): The candidate should have a PhD degree (or near PhD completion), knowledge and research experience in wireless communications, radar, radio signal processing, estimation and detection, machine learning, mmWave signal modelling, excellent technical and academic writing and presenting skills
Essential Requirements (for Doctoral Researcher): The candidate should have an MSc degree in related subjects such as electronic engineering, signal processing, communication engineering, computer science with an excellent academic track record, available English test certificates (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS etc.).
Desired Requirements: proficient oral English, open-minded in multiple culture environments and international research community, good interpersonal skills, ability to supervise M.Sc. and PhD students (for the postdoc fellow applicants), the experience of participating in research projects (for the doctoral researcher applicants).
Tampere University is a unique, multidisciplinary and boldly forward-looking, evolving community. Our values are openness, diversity, responsibility, courage, critical thinking, erudition bildung, and learner-centredness. We hope that you can embrace these values and promote them in your work.
The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of 2 years (for postdoctoral fellow). The PhD study period follows the university policy (usually 4 years ). The preliminary planned starting date is 01 November 2021 or as mutually agreed. A trial period of six months applies to all our new employees.
The salary will be based on both the job requirements and the employee’s personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System. The position of a Postdoctoral Researcher is placed on the job demands levels 5-6 (teaching and research staff). The salary of the Postdoctoral fellow is around 40000~45000 EUR per year (according to experience). The salary of the Doctoral Researcher follows the university policy (usually 26000~32000 EUR per year).
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, such as occupational health care, flexible working hours, excellent sports facilities on campus and several restaurants and cafés on campus with staff discounts. Please read more about working at Tampere University.
How to apply
Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 30September 2021 (at 23.59 EEST / UTC+3). Please write your application and all accompanying documents in English and attach them in PDF format.
Please note: The deadline has been extended to 30September 2021!