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PhD on Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) for Remote Robots

PhD on Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) for Remote Robots

Highly assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology makes feasible the opportunity for remote-operation of robots in real time, intuitively, and with the ability for tactile precision control at a distance. The types of robots and their applications are broad and may include indoor (house/factory/hospital) Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) used for movement of goods/patients/supplies, Air and Sea Drones for environmental monitoring and/or exploration, Automated Vehicles and Trucks for National Distribution and Logistics

WMG, in partnership with the UK based R&D team of Spirent Communications (https://www.spirent.com/) are offering a rare opportunity to someone with a to be part next generation technology development with a fully funded PhD Scholarship.

We are actively seeking an enthusiastic individual to join our team with the following:

  • An undergraduate (BEng, MEng) and/or postgraduate masters qualification (MSc) in a science and technology field. e.g. Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, etc.
  • An understanding and/or experience in either, or a combination of: embedded systems, sensor technologies, communications systems, resilient systems, electronic systems, algorithm design and/or systems engineering. This list is neither exhaustive, or required, but we would hope the candidate could provide a breakdown of their degree by module and/or interests to provide us with a general picture of their knowledge and experience.
  • Is keen to work alongside researchers and engineers from within Spirent both at the WMG, and at their UK offices.
  • A passion and enthusiasm to challenge the state of the art in a rapidly changing technology space!

Informal enquires can be addressed to Dr Matthew Higgins (M.Higgins@warwick.ac.uk)

Essential and desirable criteria

Prospective applicants are expected to have a minimum 2.1 undergraduate (BEng, MEng, BSc, MSci) and/or postgraduate masters’ qualification (MSc) with 65% or above.

An understanding and/or experience in either, or a combination of: embedded systems, sensor technologies, communications systems, resilient systems, electronic systems, algorithm design and/or systems engineering.

Funding and Eligibility

Stipend - £17,668

Funding is available to eligible Home fee statusLink opens in a new window and UK domicile EU students.

To apply

To apply please complete our online enquiry form and upload your CV.

Please ensure you meet the minimum requirements before filling in the online form.

Key Information:

Funding Source: WCPRS and Spirent Communications

Stipend: £17,668

Supporting company: Spirent Communications

Supervisor: Dr Matthew Higgins

Available to UK nationals and Home fees students

Start date: February 2023