The International Association for the Exchange
of Students for Technical Experience



Ref. No:  BE-2019-102KUL
Country: Belgium
Company information

Employer: Septentrio
Address: --
Business or product: Septentrio designs, manufactures and sells highly accurate GPS/GNSS receivers
Official responsible: --
Phone number: --
Fax: --
E-mail: --
Website: http://www.septentrio.com
Working place: Heverlee
Nearest internat. airport: Brussels
Nearest public transport: Heverlee
Number of employees: 100
Working hours per week: 39.0
Daily working hours: 7.8

Student required

General discipline: Computer and Information Sciences
Field of study: --
Study level:
Previous training: No
Language required for training:
English excellent
Other requirements:
Student status is obligatory: please attach a Certificate of Enrolment to your nomination.
If trainee has non-EEA/Swiss nationality: maximum duration is 90 days.

Work offered

Kind of work:
High level description:
o Newer Mobile phones are capable of tracking dual frequency GNSS signals which would allow for better accuracy. The newer phones are also giving access to the raw measurements so that Apps can be build to provide higher accuracy. Having positioning as a service (e.g. via cloud) is a concept which seems more and more interesting.
o The internship has 2 main objectives:
▪ See how Septentrio algorithms can be used in order to provide higher accuracy using off-the-shelf chips embedded in mobile phones.
▪ See how our algorithms (or our PPSDK – postprocessing SW) could be run in the cloud for serving either mobile applications or other systems
• Tasks:
o Algorithm search:
▪ Obtain test data of mobile phones (capable of DF tracking) in different environments and make use of Septentrios post-processing engine in order to process all the data from the mobile phones
▪ Create a report based on the results obtained
o Running on cloud:
▪ Make a simple prototype App (either mobile or desktop) which can process mobile phone data from the phone. The data would be sent to a server where PPSDK (post-processing SW) can be run in a cloud like system and data can be returned back to the mobile app.
Category: Research and development
Number of weeks offered: min. 12 | max. 20
Within period: from 25.01.2019 to 31.12.2019
Work closed:
Gross pay: 200 EUR per week
Max. deduction to be expected: 0


Lodging will be arranged by: IAESTE
Canteen facilities available at work: No
Estimated cost of lodging: 100 EUR per week
Estimated cost of living incl. lodging: 200 EUR per week

Additional information

Deadline for nomination: 21.04.2019
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