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La Universidad de Navarra es una Research University de referencia internacional que desarrolla una investigación interdisciplinar, internacional y con un alto grado de implicación social. El objetivo es que la mejora en la investigación repercuta positivamente en la calidad de la docencia.

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    04/03/2019

    Descripción

    Modelación y Simulación de Procesos de Recubrimiento (Coating)

    La presente oferta está destinada a jóvenes graduados interesados en realizar un proyecto de investigación industrial. El trabajo se realizará en colaboración con una empresa multinacional líder en su sector.

    El principal objetivo del proyecto es la Modelación Matemática y la Simulación Numérica (con técnicas de CFD) de diferentes aplicaciones industriales de recubrimiento con adhesivo fundido (coating).

    Se Requiere

    Máster en Ingeniería Industrial o Mecánica, en Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería o Similar.

    En función del CV del candidato se considerará también Grado en Ingeniería Mecánica.

    Fin carrera: posterior a 2015 (excluido el pfc)

    Idiomas: Buen nivel de inglés

    Experiencia:

    • Conocimientos básicos de Mecánica de Fluidos Computacional (CFD).

    • Se valorará manejo de ANSYS.

    Otros:

    • Capacidad de trabajo en equipo multidisciplinar.

    Se Ofrece

    Contrato durante 1 año y medio prorrogable

    19.400.-€ (bruto/año).

    Formación:

    • Simulación mediante CFD avanzada de flujos multifásicos con reología no newtoniana.

    • Proyecto industrial con objetivos prácticos y aplicables.

    • Actividades formativas para el desarrollo científico, profesional y personal.

    Documentos

    Remitir por correo electrónico la siguiente documentación:

    ofertastecnun@tecnun.es:

    Carta de presentación.

    Currículum actualizado con fotografía.

    Expediente académico que incluya el nº de convocatorias por asignatura y nota media de la carrera.

     

    04/03/2019

    Descripción

    Desarrollo de una herramienta basada en la hemodinámica para la toma de decisiones durante el tratamiento de tumores hepáticos

    La presente oferta está destinada a jóvenes graduados interesados en realizar una tesis doctoral enfocada en el estudio de tratamientos transcatéter intraarteriales (TTIs) para tumores hepáticos desde el punto de vista de la Mecánica de Fluidos. En concreto, se desarrollará una herramienta que permita al radiólogo intervencionista tomar decisiones basadas en los resultados de simulaciones numéricas de la hemodinámica de cada paciente.

    El trabajo se realizará en el marco de un proyecto en colaboración con la Clínica Universidad de Navarra. Se emplearán las siguientes herramientas:

    • Modelización matemática para:

       - La hemodinámica durante los TTIs.

       - Perfusión arterial del tejido sano y del tejido tumoral.

    • Simulación numérica de los TTIs mediante dinámica de fluidos computacional (CFD).

    • Validación de los modelos matemáticos con:

      - Experimentos in vitro (en laboratorio).

      - Datos tomados de los tratamientos de pacientes reales.

    Se Requiere

    Máster en Ingeniería Industrial

    Fin carrera: posterior a 2015 (excluido el pfc)

    Idiomas: Buen nivel de inglés

    Informática:

    • Código de Dinámica de Fluidos Computacional (CFD). Se valorará experiencia en simulación CFD.

    • Matlab.

    Otros:

    • Experiencia en trabajo experimental de laboratorio.

    • Capacidad de trabajo en equipo multidisciplinar.

    Se Ofrece

    Beca con Seguridad Social 2 años + Contrato al tercer año, cabe prorrogar por 1 año más

    15.050€ brutos/año (beca), 19.400 € (contrato).

    Formación:

    • Simulación avanzada de la hemodinámica mediante código CFD.

    • Implementación de modelos físicos en código CFD.

    • Técnicas experimentales en bancos de ensayos hidráulicos.

    • Actividades formativas para el desarrollo científico, profesional y personal.

    Documentos

    Remitir por correo electrónico la siguiente documentación:

    ofertastecnun@tecnun.es

    Carta de presentación.

    Currículum actualizado con fotografía.

    Expediente académico que incluya el nº de convocatorias por asignatura y nota media de la carrera.

     

     

    07/02/2019

    Description

    Optimización de estrategias para la fabricación híbrida (aditivo+mecanizado) de componentes industriales

    La presente oferta está destinada a jóvenes graduados interesados en realizar una tesis doctoral enfocada al desarrollo de estrategias de diseño óptimas para la combinación de tecnología aditiva metálica y post-procesado mediante mecanizado (fabricación híbrida). Se emplearán las siguientes herramientas:

    • Modelación de piezas mediante software CAD.

    • Estudio de optimización topológica del modelo de pieza mediante software de optimización topológica.

    • Software de análisis por elementos finitos para la predicción de deformaciones de la pieza teniendo en cuenta los esfuerzos de amarre y las fuerzas de corte durante el mecanizado.

    • Desarrollo de estrategias de mecanizado óptimas mediante software CAM.

    • Análisis de precisión dimensional y calidad superficial previas y posteriores al mecanizado empleando MMC y escáner 3D.

    El proyecto se desarrolla en el Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Materiales, área de Fabricación.

    Se Requiere:

    Máster en Ingeniería Industrial.

    Fin carrera: posterior a 2015 (excluido el pfc).

    Idiomas: Buen nivel de inglés.

    Informática:

    • Software CAD.

    • Software CAM.

    • Matlab.

    Otros:

    • Experiencia en trabajo experimental en fabricación de piezas metálicas.

    • Capacidad de trabajo en equipo multidisciplinar.

    Se Ofrece:

    Beca con Seguridad Social 2 años + Contrato al tercer año, cabe prorrogar por 1 año más.
    15.050.-€ brutos/año (beca), 19.400.-€ (contrato).

    Formación: 

    • Modelado de piezas mediante software CAD.

    • Estudio de optimización topológica de piezas metálicas.

    • Diseño de estrategias de mecanizado mediante software CAM.

    • Análisis de la precisión y del acabado superficial de piezas fabricadas mediante aditivo y mecanizadas (uso de MMC, máquina de medir redondez, rugosímetro, escáner 3D, etc.).

    • Actividades formativas para el desarrollo científico, profesional y personal.

    Documentos:

    Remitir por correo electrónico la siguiente documentación:

    Carta de presentación.

    Currículum actualizado con fotografía.

    Expediente académico que incluya el nº de convocatorias por asignatura y nota media de la carrera.

    CONTACTO

    ofertastecnun@tecnun.es

    Centralita: (+34) 943 212800

    Fax: (+34) 943 213076

     

     

    07/02/2019

    Description

    Desarrollo de un wearable instrumentado para monitorizar las actividades de la mano en relación a presiones y movimientos

    La presente oferta está destinada a jóvenes graduados interesados en realizar una tesis doctoral enfocada en el desarrollo de un dispositivo wearable para la monitorización de los movimientos y presiones que se ejercen con la mano. El trabajo se realizará en el marco de un proyecto en colaboración con la Universidad Jaume I de Castellón. Se emplearán las siguientes herramientas:

    • Metodologías Human Centred Design.
    • Programación en Arduino y Matlab para la sensorización.
    • Fabricación Aditiva con tecnología de extrusión e inyección.
    • Impresión digital 3D sobre materiales textiles.

    El proyecto se desarrolla en el Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica y Materiales, área de Diseño Industrial.

    Se Requiere:
    Máster en Ingeniería Industrial o Máster en Diseño Industrial o similar

    Fin carrera: posterior a 2015 (excluido el pfc)
    Idiomas: Buen nivel de inglés

    Informática:
    • Matlab.
    • Office a nivel usuario (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    Se valorarán:
    • Experiencia en trabajo experimental en el diseño de smart products.
    • Conocimiento básico en programación de sistemas de captura de movimiento (cuaterniones, matrices rotación, etc.).
    • Capacidad de trabajo en equipo multidisciplinar.
    • Capacidad de iniciativa y adaptación a nuevos retos.

    Se Ofrece:

    Beca con Seguridad Social 2 años + Contrato al tercer año, cabe prorrogar por 1 año más
    15.050.-€ brutos/año (beca), 19.400.-€ (contrato).

    Formación:
    • Metodologías Human Centred Design.
    • Conocimiento avanzado en sistemas de captura de movimiento con sensores inerciales.
    • Fabricación Aditiva avanzada con materiales conductores en sustratos flexibles.
    • Actividades formativas para el desarrollo científico, profesional y personal.
    • Actividades formativas relativas a la ergonomía.

    Documentos:
    Remitir por correo electrónico la siguiente documentación:

    Carta de presentación.
    Currículum actualizado con fotografía.
    Expediente académico que incluya el nº de convocatorias por asignatura y nota media de la carrera.
    Portfolio de proyectos desarrollados en Grado, Master y experiencia laboral previa.

     

    13/12/2018

    Description
    Call for Applications: PhD position on “Wireless Sensors Radar Technology”

    Internet of Things (IoT) is pushing research towards increasing connectivity up to unknown levels. RFID, Bluetooth and NFC are good candidates to set a network of tagged elements as they are consolidated technologies. However, the price of tagging millions of objects often makes the final application unaffordable. In this manner, the intelligence of the network sometimes can be concentrated on smart nodes, reducing the electronics in tags to virtually zero (“chipless tags”).
     
    Plus, environment restrictions, such as high temperature, makes electronics fail in certain harsh scenarios and therefore chipless tags would exhibit a competitive advantage respect to their active counterparts. In this context, the combination of identification plus sensing functions will be studied for chipless wireless sensors based on radar technology (backscattered signals).
     
    Several strategies have been employed for radar technology: Impulse Radio based on Ultrawideband (IR-UWB) in time domain and Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar (FMCW) in frequency domain, among others. The application of these technologies in the present piece of research is moved from localization towards identification and sensing.
     
     The present PhD will build on the following research challenges:
    • System analysis for resolution study of wireless chipless sensors within current legal restriction on transmitted power for Short Range Devices (SRD).
    • Designing and implementing a smart customized reader that could discriminate among different reflected signals by radar technology. 
    • Compare time domain pulse technology with frequency domain frequency sweep technology. Commercial test-beds could be adopted for time domain.
    • Include the necessary signal processing to make the system robust to environment changes by making use of, e.g. but not restricted to, the polarization of antennas.
    Deadline: 31/05/2019
    Department: Electronic & Electrical Engineering
    Requirements
    Degree: Telecommunications Engineering or Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering.
    Date of degree: 2013 or later 
    Language: English
    Software: Matlab, C++, CST Microwave Studio
    Other: In the technical side, the candidate should have certain experience with
    • Vector Network Analyzers and Spectrum Analyzers
    • General Signal Processing
    • Radio Frequency Electronics (ability to program off-the-self evaluation kits for PLLs, UWB modules etc)
    • General propagation and backscattering problems
    It would be desirable certain knowledge of VHDL.
    In the performance side, the candidate is expected to select the right strategy to approach the challenge.
    Offer Conditions: Two-year fellowship with Social Security + contract for third year 
    Training: The candidate will receive support in RF electronics implementation and measurements, antennas (CST), propagation and programming.
    Salary: Commensurate with candidate profile and position type 
    Timetable: 9:00–14:00 and 15:30–18:15
    Start date: Immediate 
    Vacation: 23 days + Christmas holiday (24 Dec–2 Jan) 
     
    Documentation: Send the following documentation by email to ofertastecnun@tecnun.es:
    • Cover letter 
    • Current CV with photograph
    • Academic Transcript, which should include grade point average 
     

     

    16/01/2019

    Description

    Desarrollo de un proceso novedoso de tratamiento de aguas con microalgas alimentadas por microburbujas

    La presente oferta está destinada a jóvenes graduados interesados en realizar una tesis doctoral enfocada en el desarrollo de un proceso novedoso de tratamiento de aguas con microalgas alimentadas por microburbujas. El trabajo se realizará en el marco de un proyecto en colaboración con el centro tecnológico CEIT-IK4. Se emplearán las siguientes herramientas:

    • Modelación matemática de las reacciones bioquímicas producidas en fotobiorreactores.
    • Simulación CFD del flujo multifásico en fotobiorreactores. Se incorporarán las reacciones bioquímicas modeladas.
    • Diseño, construcción y operación de plantas piloto experimentales de fotobiorreactores.

    Se Requiere
    Máster en Ingeniería Química o Máster en Ingeniería Industrial (con conocimientos en Tecnologías del Medio Ambiente)

    Fin carrera: posterior a 2015 (excluido el proyecto).
    Idiomas: Buen nivel de inglés.

    Informática:
    • Código de Dinámica de Fluidos Computacional (CFD). Se valorará experiencia en simulación de flujos multifásicos.
    • Matlab.

    Otros:
    • Experiencia en trabajo experimental sobre plantas piloto o de laboratorio.
    • Capacidad de trabajo en equipo multidisciplinar.

    Formación:
    • Simulación avanzada de flujos multifásicos mediante código CFD.
    • Implementación de modelos físicos en código CFD.
    • Técnicas experimentales en flujos multifásicos (líquido-sólido-gas).
    • Actividades formativas para el desarrollo científico, profesional y personal.

    Incorporación en abril.

    Se Ofrece

    Beca con Seguridad Social 2 años + Contrato al tercer año, cabe prorrogar por 1 año más.
    15.050.-€ brutos/año (beca), 19.400.-€ (contrato).

    Documentos
    Remitir por correo electrónico la siguiente documentación:

    Carta de presentación.
    Currículum actualizado con fotografía.
    Expediente académico que incluya el nº de convocatorias por asignatura y nota media de la carrera.

     

    13/12/2018

    Description
    Call for Applications: PhD position on “Wireless Sensors Radar Technology”

    Internet of Things (IoT) is pushing research towards increasing connectivity up to unknown levels. RFID, Bluetooth and NFC are good candidates to set a network of tagged elements as they are consolidated technologies. However, the price of tagging millions of objects often makes the final application unaffordable. In this manner, the intelligence of the network sometimes can be concentrated on smart nodes, reducing the electronics in tags to virtually zero (“chipless tags”).
     
    Plus, environment restrictions, such as high temperature, makes electronics fail in certain harsh scenarios and therefore chipless tags would exhibit a competitive advantage respect to their active counterparts. In this context, the combination of identification plus sensing functions will be studied for chipless wireless sensors based on radar technology (backscattered signals).
     
    Several strategies have been employed for radar technology: Impulse Radio based on Ultrawideband (IR-UWB) in time domain and Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar (FMCW) in frequency domain, among others. The application of these technologies in the present piece of research is moved from localization towards identification and sensing.
     
     The present PhD will build on the following research challenges:
    • System analysis for resolution study of wireless chipless sensors within current legal restriction on transmitted power for Short Range Devices (SRD).
    • Designing and implementing a smart customized reader that could discriminate among different reflected signals by radar technology. 
    • Compare time domain pulse technology with frequency domain frequency sweep technology. Commercial test-beds could be adopted for time domain.
    • Include the necessary signal processing to make the system robust to environment changes by making use of, e.g. but not restricted to, the polarization of antennas.
    Deadline: 31/12/2018
    Department: Electronic & Electrical Engineering
    Requirements
    Degree: Telecommunications Engineering or Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering.
    Date of degree: 2013 or later 
    Language: English
    Software: Matlab, C++, CST Microwave Studio
    Other: In the technical side, the candidate should have certain experience with
    • Vector Network Analyzers and Spectrum Analyzers
    • General Signal Processing
    • Radio Frequency Electronics (ability to program off-the-self evaluation kits for PLLs, UWB modules etc)
    • General propagation and backscattering problems
    It would be desirable certain knowledge of VHDL.
    In the performance side, the candidate is expected to select the right strategy to approach the challenge.
    Offer Conditions: Two-year fellowship with Social Security + contract for third year 
    Training: The candidate will receive support in RF electronics implementation and measurements, antennas (CST), propagation and programming.
    Salary: Commensurate with candidate profile and position type 
    Timetable: 9:00–14:00 and 15:30–18:15
    Start date: Immediate 
    Vacation: 23 days + Christmas holiday (24 Dec–2 Jan) 
     
    Documentation: Send the following documentation by email to ofertastecnun@tecnun.es:
    • Cover letter 
    • Current CV with photograph
    • Academic Transcript, which should include grade point average 
     

     

    13/12/2018

    Description
    PhD position on “Design and optimization of a UHF RFID temperature sensor for IoT applications”

    RFID sensors are becoming more and more popular in IoT applications in which low-cost and long-range small sensors are desired. Tecnun has been working in the design of analog RFID front-ends for sensing applications for more that 10 years and currently we are looking for a PhD student to make our analog ASIC design team grow.

    Specifically, at this moment we are planning a new evolution for our tags, in the context of a publicly funded 3-year project in collaboration with Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria. In this project we will focus on the following aspects:

    • Adapt our tags for automatic testing and characterization of the device.
    • Integration of UHF and LF RFID transducer in a single chip.
    • Reduction of PVT variation effect in the system reference modules: Bandgap reference and current source.
    • Development of a low-power and low-voltage configurable CMOS temperature sensor.
    • Migration and optimization of the current designs to a new CMOS fabrication technologies compatible with microcontroller IPs.

    The Phd student be focused on the last two objectives of the project but will be involved all the aspects of the design process in close collaboration with the design and team and the project partners being possible a research stay in Canarias.

    We offer a challenging project in the dynamic environment of the University of Navarra, one of the best Spanish universities according to QS ranking (https://www.topuniversities.com/where-to-study/europe/spain/guide). The research will be performed in the Engineering Campus, named Tecnun, located in San Sebastian. The PhD advisors will be Dr. Andoni Beriain and Dr. Roc Berenguer, both Telecommunication Engineers with a solid background in the design and implementation of adhoc communication circuits and ASIC designs, especially in the passive RFID sensor field.

    By doing your PhD with us:

    • You will complete your formation in an applied research project with great potential in collaboration with reference companies and research centers.
    • You will acquire skills in ASIC design which are really demanded in the job market.
    • You will publish you research results in international journals and conferences.
    • You will obtain a PhD in a top-class university.
    • You will live in San Sebastian, a top European touristic location famous for having one of the best beaches in the world and an outstanding gastronomy.

    Requirements
    Telecommunications Engineering or Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering.

    Degree completed by: 2014 or after (excluding the final project).
    Languages: Good knowledge of English.

    Software: EDA tools.

    Other:
    • A candidate used to the specification driven problem solving, ready to apply those methodologies in the design phases of the project.
    • A solid knowledge in electronic design is required: The candidate must be familiar with electronic elements such as current sources, amplifiers, ADCs, voltage references…
    • Experience in Cadence IC design flow is required.
    • Basic knowledge of data transmission/reception is desired: The candidate should be familiar with concepts as SNR, BER, attenuation, Transmitted power, magnetic coupling…

    Offer
    2 year Fellowship with Social Security + contract for the third year.
    15.050.- (euros per year).

    Training: The candidate will receive training in analog ASIC design using EDA tools.

    Documents
    Please submit the following documents via email: ofertastecnun@tecnun.es

    Cover letter.

    Current curriculum vitae with photograph.
    Academic transcript, which should include grade point average.

     
    13/12/2018

    Description
    Call for Applications: PhD position on “V2V LF communication system development for autonomous driving”

    Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communication is attracting significant attention as it promises to drastically reduce road fatalities, improve mobility and enable a high-level of vehicle autonomous driving.

    Supporting safety critical applications is at the core of V2V communication, and for years, the main technology of choice has been IEEE802.11p. However, in some scenarios (tunnels, adverse climate events, crowded traffic…) the fast and direct localized communication with the car behind is not ensured.

    To face this problem, University of Navarra, Ceit, and PREMO have joined to develop a new LF communication system that will make a direct communication with Low Frequencies (kHz) between successive cars possible.

    In this context, the present PhD will build on the following research challenges: 
    • Study of the use scenario and definition of the communication system specifications. Considering the LF emission regulation and the maximization of the communication range the system specifications will improve the State of the Art.
    • Design, fabrication and testing of the analog module of an LF emitter that accomplishes with the system specifications.
    • Design, fabrication and testing of the analog module of a high sensitivity LF receiver that accomplishes with the system specifications. This design will be done first using commercial components and second in an ASIC using a CMOS fabrication process. 
    • Integration and testing of the whole communication system together with PREMO (antenna designer) and Ceit (digital protocol implementer).
    • Implementation and testing of the whole communication system demonstrator in the Electric Formula Student Car developed by the students of the University of Navarra.

    Requirements
    Telecommunications Engineering or Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering.

    Degree completed by: 2014 or after (excluding the final project).
    Languages: Good knowledge of English.

    Software: EDA tools.

    Other:
    • A candidate used to the specification driven problem solving, ready to apply those methodologies in the design phases of the project.
    • A solid knowledge in electronic design is required: The candidate must be familiar with electronic elements such as current sources, amplifiers, ADCs, voltage references…
    • Experience in EDA design tools is required and knowing Cadence IC design flow is desired.
    • Basic knowledge of data transmission/reception is desired: The candidate should be familiar with concepts as SNR, BER, attenuation, Transmitted power, magnetic coupling…

    Offer
    2 year Fellowship with Social Security + contract for the third year.
    15.050.- (euros per year).

    Training: The candidate will receive training in analog ASIC design using EDA tools.

    Documents
    Please submit the following documents via email: ofertastecnun@tecnun.es

    Cover letter.
    Current curriculum vitae with photograph.

    Academic transcript, which should include grade point average.

     

    13/12/2018

    Description
    Call for Applications: PhD position on “Wireless Sensors Radar Technology”

    Internet of Things (IoT) is pushing research towards increasing connectivity up to unknown levels. RFID, Bluetooth and NFC are good candidates to set a network of tagged elements as they are consolidated technologies. However, the price of tagging millions of objects often makes the final application unaffordable. In this manner, the intelligence of the network sometimes can be concentrated on smart nodes, reducing the electronics in tags to virtually zero (“chipless tags”).
     
    Plus, environment restrictions, such as high temperature, makes electronics fail in certain harsh scenarios and therefore chipless tags would exhibit a competitive advantage respect to their active counterparts. In this context, the combination of identification plus sensing functions will be studied for chipless wireless sensors based on radar technology (backscattered signals).
     
    Several strategies have been employed for radar technology: Impulse Radio based on Ultrawideband (IR-UWB) in time domain and Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar (FMCW) in frequency domain, among others. The application of these technologies in the present piece of research is moved from localization towards identification and sensing.
     
     The present PhD will build on the following research challenges:
    • System analysis for resolution study of wireless chipless sensors within current legal restriction on transmitted power for Short Range Devices (SRD).
    • Designing and implementing a smart customized reader that could discriminate among different reflected signals by radar technology. 
    • Compare time domain pulse technology with frequency domain frequency sweep technology. Commercial test-beds could be adopted for time domain.
    • Include the necessary signal processing to make the system robust to environment changes by making use of, e.g. but not restricted to, the polarization of antennas.
    Deadline: 31/05/2019
    Department: Electronic & Electrical Engineering
    Requirements
    Degree: Telecommunications Engineering or Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering.
    Date of degree: 2013 or later 
    Language: English
    Software: Matlab, C++, CST Microwave Studio
    Other: In the technical side, the candidate should have certain experience with
    • Vector Network Analyzers and Spectrum Analyzers
    • General Signal Processing
    • Radio Frequency Electronics (ability to program off-the-self evaluation kits for PLLs, UWB modules etc)
    • General propagation and backscattering problems
    It would be desirable certain knowledge of VHDL.
    In the performance side, the candidate is expected to select the right strategy to approach the challenge.
    Offer Conditions: Two-year fellowship with Social Security + contract for third year 
    Training: The candidate will receive support in RF electronics implementation and measurements, antennas (CST), propagation and programming.
    Salary: Commensurate with candidate profile and position type 
    Timetable: 9:00–14:00 and 15:30–18:15
    Start date: Immediate 
    Vacation: 23 days + Christmas holiday (24 Dec–2 Jan) 
     
    Documentation: Send the following documentation by email to ofertastecnun@tecnun.es:
    • Cover letter 
    • Current CV with photograph
    • Academic Transcript, which should include grade point average 
     

     

     

    13/12/2018

    Description
    Call for Applications: PhD position on “Wireless Sensors Radar Technology”

    Internet of Things (IoT) is pushing research towards increasing connectivity up to unknown levels. RFID, Bluetooth and NFC are good candidates to set a network of tagged elements as they are consolidated technologies. However, the price of tagging millions of objects often makes the final application unaffordable. In this manner, the intelligence of the network sometimes can be concentrated on smart nodes, reducing the electronics in tags to virtually zero (“chipless tags”).
     
    Plus, environment restrictions, such as high temperature, makes electronics fail in certain harsh scenarios and therefore chipless tags would exhibit a competitive advantage respect to their active counterparts. In this context, the combination of identification plus sensing functions will be studied for chipless wireless sensors based on radar technology (backscattered signals).
     
    Several strategies have been employed for radar technology: Impulse Radio based on Ultrawideband (IR-UWB) in time domain and Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar (FMCW) in frequency domain, among others. The application of these technologies in the present piece of research is moved from localization towards identification and sensing.
     
     The present PhD will build on the following research challenges:
    • System analysis for resolution study of wireless chipless sensors within current legal restriction on transmitted power for Short Range Devices (SRD).
    • Designing and implementing a smart customized reader that could discriminate among different reflected signals by radar technology. 
    • Compare time domain pulse technology with frequency domain frequency sweep technology. Commercial test-beds could be adopted for time domain.
    • Include the necessary signal processing to make the system robust to environment changes by making use of, e.g. but not restricted to, the polarization of antennas.
    Deadline: 31/05/2019
    Department: Electronic & Electrical Engineering
    Requirements
    Degree: Telecommunications Engineering or Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering.
    Date of degree: 2013 or later 
    Language: English
    Software: Matlab, C++, CST Microwave Studio
    Other: In the technical side, the candidate should have certain experience with
    • Vector Network Analyzers and Spectrum Analyzers
    • General Signal Processing
    • Radio Frequency Electronics (ability to program off-the-self evaluation kits for PLLs, UWB modules etc)
    • General propagation and backscattering problems
    It would be desirable certain knowledge of VHDL.
    In the performance side, the candidate is expected to select the right strategy to approach the challenge.
    Offer Conditions: Two-year fellowship with Social Security + contract for third year 
    Training: The candidate will receive support in RF electronics implementation and measurements, antennas (CST), propagation and programming.
    Salary: Commensurate with candidate profile and position type 
    Timetable: 9:00–14:00 and 15:30–18:15
    Start date: Immediate 
    Vacation: 23 days + Christmas holiday (24 Dec–2 Jan) 
     
    Documentation: Send the following documentation by email to ofertastecnun@tecnun.es:
    • Cover letter 
    • Current CV with photograph
    • Academic Transcript, which should include grade point average 
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    13/12/2018

    Description
    Call for Applications: PhD position on “Wireless Sensors Radar Technology”

    Internet of Things (IoT) is pushing research towards increasing connectivity up to unknown levels. RFID, Bluetooth and NFC are good candidates to set a network of tagged elements as they are consolidated technologies. However, the price of tagging millions of objects often makes the final application unaffordable. In this manner, the intelligence of the network sometimes can be concentrated on smart nodes, reducing the electronics in tags to virtually zero (“chipless tags”).
     
    Plus, environment restrictions, such as high temperature, makes electronics fail in certain harsh scenarios and therefore chipless tags would exhibit a competitive advantage respect to their active counterparts. In this context, the combination of identification plus sensing functions will be studied for chipless wireless sensors based on radar technology (backscattered signals).
     
    Several strategies have been employed for radar technology: Impulse Radio based on Ultrawideband (IR-UWB) in time domain and Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar (FMCW) in frequency domain, among others. The application of these technologies in the present piece of research is moved from localization towards identification and sensing.
     
     The present PhD will build on the following research challenges:
    • System analysis for resolution study of wireless chipless sensors within current legal restriction on transmitted power for Short Range Devices (SRD).
    • Designing and implementing a smart customized reader that could discriminate among different reflected signals by radar technology. 
    • Compare time domain pulse technology with frequency domain frequency sweep technology. Commercial test-beds could be adopted for time domain.
    • Include the necessary signal processing to make the system robust to environment changes by making use of, e.g. but not restricted to, the polarization of antennas.
    Deadline: 31/05/2019
    Department: Electronic & Electrical Engineering
    Requirements
    Degree: Telecommunications Engineering or Industrial Electronics and Control Engineering.
    Date of degree: 2013 or later 
    Language: English
    Software: Matlab, C++, CST Microwave Studio
    Other: In the technical side, the candidate should have certain experience with
    • Vector Network Analyzers and Spectrum Analyzers
    • General Signal Processing
    • Radio Frequency Electronics (ability to program off-the-self evaluation kits for PLLs, UWB modules etc)
    • General propagation and backscattering problems
    It would be desirable certain knowledge of VHDL.
    In the performance side, the candidate is expected to select the right strategy to approach the challenge.
    Offer Conditions: Two-year fellowship with Social Security + contract for third year 
    Training: The candidate will receive support in RF electronics implementation and measurements, antennas (CST), propagation and programming.
    Salary: Commensurate with candidate profile and position type 
    Timetable: 9:00–14:00 and 15:30–18:15
    Start date: Immediate 
    Vacation: 23 days + Christmas holiday (24 Dec–2 Jan) 
     
    Documentation: Send the following documentation by email to ofertastecnun@tecnun.es:
    • Cover letter 
    • Current CV with photograph
    • Academic Transcript, which should include grade point average