EngD position Development of multi-sensory positioning system for pavement equipment
Interested in contributing to better roads in the Netherlands and passionate about high-end technological design? Consider the EngD program at the University of Twente. It's a 2-year post-master's degree focused on technological design. Work with ASPARi network companies on a design project to develop a creative solution for improving the construction process of asphalt roads.
Dutch construction firms need to extend warranty periods for asphalt roads, driving a push for better road quality. The ASPARi research unit, along with 10 contractors and Rijkswaterstaat, aims to develop technology-driven solutions for monitoring and enhancing asphalt construction. A challenge is the reliance on GPS, which has limitations in urban areas, tunnels, and wooded regions.
The project's mission is to develop a sensor fusion method for accurate real-time positioning of paving equipment. The goal is to achieve consistent <50 cm accuracy without RTK bridge assistance, minimal sensitivity to site conditions, and near-real-time positioning.
The project aims to create a working prototype that improves the accuracy, reliability, and robustness of the real-time paving monitoring system. This enhancement will lead to better road quality, reduced material usage, and improved productivity.
Information and application
If you have any further questions about this vacancy of the EngD programme in Civil Engineering, please contact Farid Vahdati at firstname.lastname@example.org or Seirgei Miller at email@example.com or telephone: 053 489 4254.
Please send your application, with a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications you may have done. An interview will be part of the selection process. The application deadline is 15 March 2024.
About the organisation
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.