This studentship is part of an on-going project between UCL and Airbus to develop low cost imaging systems capable of the high accuracy non-contact measurement (optical metrology) of aircraft wing components during manufacture. The proposed research and its anticipated technology outcomes support Airbus’s strategy for step-increases in productivity and rate through their legacy wing builds and Wing of Tomorrow (WoT) programme
The successful applicant should possess a good honours degree (1st Class or 2: 1 minimum) in any of the following disciplines: Computing/Robot Vision, Photogrammetry, Optical Metrology, Mechatronics, Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and should have a strong interest in devising practical engineering solutions to manufacturing challenges
PhD Studentship in optical metrology for next generation digital aircraft wing manufacture, - Ref:1745851 Click here to go back to search results UCL Department / Division Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering Location of position London Duration of Studentship 4 Years Stipend The studentship covers UCL registration fees and provides a stipend of ?16,777 per annum tax free (rate for 2018-19, the amount may increase according to UCL?s guidelines). Vacancy Information Applications are invited for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship covering UK fees and stipend /EU fees only, as part of an EPSRC CASE PhD studentship. The project aims to develop new 3D image based metrology capabilities needed for next generation aircraft wing manufacture. Studentship Description This studentship is part of an on-going project between UCL and Airbus to develop low cost imaging systems capable of the high accuracy non-contact measurement [optical metrology] of aircraft wing components during manufacture. The proposed research and its anticipated technology outcomes support Airbus?s strategy for step-increases in productivity and rate through their legacy wing builds and Wing of Tomorrow (WoT) programme. Working with Professor Robson?s established research group in optical metrology this PhD project will develop highly accurate automated 3D image feature recognition necessary for the metrology of manufactured aircraft components and assemblies needed to support next generation digital factory production systems. Photogrammetric grade images will be captured using networks of low cost cameras attached to factory infrastructure, industrial robots and drone technologies already developed within the research group. PhD outcomes will provide Airbus with the opportunity to achieve a staged approach to de-risk the implementation of new ideas by developing and testing lab-scale demonstrators first, followed by validation at industrial-scale. Airbus will be supporting this project through industrial supervision, access to facilities and case studies. The expectation is that the student will work both at UCL?s new Robotics Institute Facility at HereEast on Olympic Park to benefit from fundamental science and engineering capabilities and at Aribus?s manufacturing R&D facility in Broughton. Person Specification The successful applicant should possess a good honours degree (1st Class or 2:1 minimum) in any of the following disciplines: Computing / Robot Vision, Photogrammetry, Optical Metrology, Mechatronics, Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and should have a strong interest in devising practical engineering solutions to manufacturing challenges. Eligibility Applications are invited from UK and EU members, residing in UK. Applicants must meet EPSRC eligibility requirements found here http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/studentships/help/eligibility/ Eligible applicants should contact Professor Stuart Robson, [email@example.com] for an informal discussion. Please attach your current CV and a transcript of your degree level exam results (listing all subjects taken and their corresponding grades/marks) and a cover letter stating how the project meets your research interests. The shortlisted candidates will be notified for an interview in December. The successful applicant will then have to apply online to UCL by submitting the PhD application form, via https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/research-degrees/civil-environmental-geomatic-engineering-mphil-phd and clicking on the Apply now button. Please name Prof. Stuart Robson as the proposed supervisor. Contact name Professor Stuart Robson Contact details firstname.lastname@example.org UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 9 Dec 2018 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date December Studentship Start Date 4th February 2018
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