Aircraft noise annoyance is not sufficiently explained by current Lden-based noise exposure metrics. In this project, you explore potential new candidate metrics that are sensitive to the temporal distribution of events, such as a minimal period of calmness (respite) between subsequent events. To create maps of these metrics is computationally challenging.
In close collaboration with the NLR, on NLR facilities, you set up and implement a modelling study to explore these new metrics, based on historical flight data.
Tasks to be foreseen and project goals
- Assessing implementation strategies for time-sensitive metrics into current aircraft models. This includes a review of candidate metrics and user requirements, for example for fast and fine-time course evaluation.
- Implementing and evaluating new metrics into the current aircraft noise model(s).
- Analysis of where candidate metrics differ from Lden, of what maximizes the differences and how valid the results are.
- Documentation of results. Your outcome helps train metrics on historic observer data or choose interview locations.
This internship starts preferably as soon as possible. The start date can be negotiated as well as fulltime or part time employment. The duration of this assignment will be 5 to 6 months (shorter or longer is possible). We offer an inspiring high-tech aerospace-oriented working environment and an informal culture with room for personal initiative although you have to work remotely (because of COVID-19). You will receive a compensation for general expenditures.
During your internship you live in the Netherlands. It is not possible to do your internship from abroad. We do not support the intern in finding a place to stay during the internship.
- Higher professional education (HBO or WO) student
- Good programming skills (Matlab, Python, etc)
- High level of motivation
- Good communication and writing skills
- Team player
For more information, please contact Dr Barbara Ohlenforst, (Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org; +31 88 511 31 44).
What we offer
- A challenging graduation project in a high-tech result orientated work environment
- Weekly supervision and availability of the technical staff for support
- An internship allowance
The royal NLR is a leading international research centre for aerospace. Its mission is to make air transport safer, more efficient, more effective and more sustainable. Bolstered by its multidisciplinary expertise and unrivalled research facilities, NLR provides innovative and comprehensive solutions to the complex challenges of the aerospace sector. NLR’s operator performance group has a wide range of both academic and practical knowledge on operator performance and human factors (HF) in complex environments. Operator-in-the-loop studies are performed to measure the manner in which personnel conduct themselves in an operational setting (either simulated or realistic). The assessment includes operator performance aspects such as (crew) workload, (team) situation awareness, usability, visual perception, vigilance, and (eye) fatigue. Data is gathered objectively (e.g. heart rate and eye-tracking) and subjectively (e.g. through interviews, workshops and questionnaires).
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Send your application, together with your motivation letter and CV to Barbara.email@example.com, attn. Dr Barbara Ohlenforst. A first selection of candidates will be made ASAP. However more internships related to, and in continuation of, the current one are foreseen. Therefore late responses are also appreciated.
Locatie : Amsterdam
Uren : 40
Opleidingsniveau : HBO-WO
Werkniveau : Stage
Achtergrond : HBO-WO