Control Engineering Internship

Fusion Engineering is looking for enthusiastic Bachelor or Master students for the following internship!  

What we do

At Fusion Engineering, we work on the forefront of flight control technology. Our company was founded in 2018 with the vision to make drone flight so safe that it can become part of our everyday lives. We will achieve this by developing specialized drone flight control system software in the Rust programming language using novel control techniques such as INDI. 

The Internship

We are currently developing a Fault Tolerant Control (FTC) architecture that allows a multi-rotor drone to continue flying after experiencing a mechanical failure, such as losing a propeller. This strategy is based on research done at TU Delft (see this video). The FTC strategy is well described in the literature, but our first experiments showed that the success of this strategy depends on many factors.  

The internship focuses on performing experiments with a flying quadcopter to determine the effect of relevant factors on the success of FTC. Some relevant factors include inertia, air-resistance, tuning, weight, height-above-ground, etc. In addition, you will have the freedom to explore other areas of our technology as well and contribute to where your interest lies. 

The internship is intended to be around 3 or 4 months long but can be extended in mutual agreement. We don’t have starting/ending dates set in stone but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

We offer you

During this internship, you will gain 

  • Theoretical insight into designing and preparing flight tests and analysing results; 
  • A deep knowledge of novel control techniques such as Incremental Non-linear Dynamic Inversion (INDI) 
  • Practical working experience with drones (yes, you will get to actually fly them 😊 ) 
  • Crazy smart people to mentor you and help you learn and grow 
  • €500 per month internship allowance and travel costs reimbursed 

You are

  • Interested in drones 
  • A Bachelor or Master student in Aerospace, Control & Simulation, Control Engineering or similar 
  • Enthusiastic to learn and be part of a young team and growing business! 

So, what are you waiting for?

Does this sound like a challenge you want to pick up? Send us your CV and a short (max half page) motivation. Not entirely convinced? Or got any remaining questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to talk to you. 

Contact me about this internship opportunity.

Mathijs Crone – Business development