In general, the GNSS physical layer receives the sampled satellites signal through an RF receiver and performs signal processing and communication algorithms to calculate measurements which are used for obtaining the receiver's position and velocity. The PHY development process usually begins in research, theoretical analysis and a literature survey of the different methods for solving the relevant problems. Simulations are developed for the purpose of analysis and testing of the different methods. After this stage the chosen algorithms are implemented in HW by VLSI engineers or in firmware over different types of processors like DSPs. When the implementation is done, it is integrated on a platform. Ultimately, the algorithms and implementations are tested on a platform in a dedicated GNSS lab and in the field. The role of the student is taking part in the development process by working on simulations and tools as well as taking part in integration, testing and lab work. All this is done through learning and understanding the GNSS system, the signal processing and communication algorithms and their implementation in hardware and firmware.
Inside this Business Group
- B.Sc student in 2nd or 3rd year of Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or Computer Science with experience / interest in signal processing and communication.
- MSc student - advantage.
- Knowledge in programming at least one programing course is required. Preference to C / C++.
- Knowledge in Matlab.
- Knowledge in lab work - advantage.
- Availability of 20 weekly hours.
The Platform Engineering Group (PEG) is responsible for the design, development, and production of system-on-a-chip (SoC) products that go into Intel’s next generation client and mobile platforms. PEG strives to lead the industry moving forward through product innovation and world class engineering.