Development of ultrasonic sensors for the process control of fiber composite components

Company Details

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures. DLR is also responsible for the planning and implementation of Germany’s space activities on behalf of the federal government. DLR is also the umbrella organisation for one of Germany's largest project management agencies.

Student thesis, internship

Student in mechanical engineering, automation technology, electronics or similar


Your mission:

  • Work in the area of ​​sensors in the autoclave
  • Ultrasound, optical and dielectric sensors
  • Carrying out tests with newly developed piezo sensors for the ultrasonic measurement of small signals at high process temperatures
  • Extension of the existing ultrasound research platform, connection to full-scale tools from industry and transfer of the technology into the research autoclave BALU
  • Execution of test and validation measurements as well as the preparation of test reports
  • Further development and construction of measuring technology and measuring equipment
  • Further development of ultrasonic sensors for industrial use in CFRP production

Your qualification:

  • Ongoing studies in the field of mechanical engineering, automation technology, electronics or mechatronics
  • Knowledge of fiber composite plastics and electrical engineering desirable
  • Interest in practical work (building / converting test benches, carrying out tests)
    high motivation and interest in independent work
  • Traveling

Your start:

Look forward to an employer who appreciates your commitment and promotes your development through a wide range of qualification and training opportunities. Our unique work environment offers you design freedom and an incomparable infrastructure in which you can achieve your mission. Compatibility of private life, family and work as well as equal opportunities for people of all genders (m / f / d) are an important part of our personnel policy. We prefer applications from severely disabled people if they are suitably qualified.

Beginning to be negotiated
Duration 4-6 months
level of employment Full time

Technical contact person
Philipp Zapp
Institute for Composite Structures and Adaptronics
Tel .: +49 531 295-3765

Code 47275

Personnel support Braunschweig

DLR site in Stade

DLR Institute for Composite Structures and Adaptronics

“Top research needs excellent minds at all levels – especially more women! Start with us, we look forward to your application”Your Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund – Chairman of the Board

Tagged as: student thesis, autoclave, high process temperatures, cfrp, balu

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