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Studentship opportunity in Space Technology

Crab Nebula in bright neon colours

Interested in Space Technology? 

Graduated from an Electronic Engineering degree or similar course? 

Then the Optical Communication and Image Processing for Space Applications (OCIPSA) engineering funded studentship with STAR-Dundee, The University of Dundee, Heriot-Watt University and EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Applied Photonics is for you! 

The OCIPSA project will research and develop optical communication technology and image processing technology for space applications. It will explore the use of fibre optics in high-availability SpaceFibre networks, considering lane and link redundancy to provide the high reliability and high availability capabilities required on-board a spacecraft. Experimentation is expected to include the design (in VHDL for FPGAs) of digital communication protocol engines driving fibre optics, the construction of fault tolerant networks, the integration of an image sensor and image processing application, and the overall evaluation of the performance of the fibre optic network in the event of transient, persistent and permanent lane and link failures.

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The featured image shows the Crab Nebula in bright neon colours. The unusual image was produced by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves to X-rays. Find out more here: Copyright: NASA, ESA, G. Dubner (IAFE, CONICET-University of Buenos Aires) et al.; A. Loll et al.; T. Temim et al.; F. Seward et al.; VLA/NRAO/AUI/NSF; Chandra/CXC; Spitzer/JPL-Caltech; XMM-Newton/ESA; and Hubble/STScI, CC BY 4.0