PhD position (f/m/d) for mmW radio channel and waveform analysis for cooperative communications and radar systems in automotive (TV-L E13)

The Chair of Electrical Smart City Systems at the Faculty of Engineering is looking for a PhD student in channel characterization/modeling and investigating different waveforms based on the obtained channel models. The work will be done within the BMBF-funded project 6G-ICAS4Mobility ( in close cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH, DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH, TU Ilmenau, and international cooperation partners.

Das Aufgabengebiet umfasst

  • Conduct original research in the field of radio channel characterization and waveform investigations for future cooperative radar and communications systems (ICAS systems: Integrated Communications and Sensing)
  • Participation in vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure radio channel measurements at mm-wave frequencies
  • Validation and further channel characterization using channel simulation tools (e.g., 3D-Ray Tracer WinProp, Altair) based on the measured data
  • Analysis and evaluation of different antenna characteristics/positions
  • Development and implementation of concepts for ICAS related extension of the 3GPP channel model
  • Investigation of different waveforms (integration of channel models and evaluation of waveforms)
  • Collaborate with other researchers and engineers
  • Publish research findings in high-quality conferences and journals
  • Participate in grant writing and proposal development to secure funding for research projects


Notwendige Qualifikationen:

  • Above-average university degree (master's or diploma) in engineering or suitable, related fields
  • Relevant fields of study with regard to the university degree: electrical engineering, computer science, mechatronics, business informatics
  • Ability and willingness to work independently as well as in a team in a goal- and solution-oriented manner
  • Strong background in wireless communications, radio channel propagation, signal processing in communications and/or radar.
  • Strong programming skills in Matlab, Python, or C/C++.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Positive attitude, strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, willingness to perform, high sense of responsibility and creativity

Ergänzende Beschreibung

We offer a collaborative and supportive work environment, and the opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects in a fast-paced and exciting field.

  • The possibility of a doctorate (if not already available/completed)
  • A fully funded position (100%, 40 hours/week) in a young, dedicated, and innovative team that addresses important technical, societal geopolitical/strategic challenges using scientific methods
  • A creative and inspiring work environment in which you can develop, implement, and analyze innovative projects in collaboration with reputable partners from research and industry
  • Interdisciplinary project work and a first-class national and international network
  • An excellent starting position for an academic career or a career in leading industrial companies
  • Possibilities to combine home office and university office

If you are passionate about advancing the state-of-the-art in ICAS, please apply today!


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Veröffentlichungsdatum: 18.09.2023