PhD - Gent | About a week ago
The trend towards autonomous drones is currently driving the integration of an increasing number of sensors for safe navigation under all circumstances, forcing algorithms and hardware to be energy efficient and fast. When drone technology continues to mature, deploying swarms of them will enable even more advanced use cases, for example in precision agriculture. Swarms also offer the possibility of sharing both sensory and compute resources, making the swarm act and respond as a single collaborative entity with overall better performance.
In this PhD project, you will work with real-world multi-sensory data collected by multiple drones and develop communication and collaborative sensor fusion solutions running on commercial compute hardware.
More specifically, you will focus on following research questions:
Required background: Engineering science, computer/data science
Type of work: 60% modeling/simulation, 30% experimental, 10% literature
Supervisor: Bart Dhoedt
Co-supervisor: Heidi Steendam
Daily advisor: Ilja Ocket
The reference code for this position is 2021-123. Mention this reference code on your application form.