Assignment type: Graduation
Start date: February 2024
Assignment duration: 5 months
Education level: Bachelor
Desired study: Applied physics; Applied mathematics; Vehicle Systems & Control (Automotive); Mechatronics
How can a standardized methodology be established to efficiently validate AV calculations, including static load calculations for AVs, ensuring accuracy and reliability in the design and operation of AV systems, and how can this methodology be applied to real-world testing and historical data validation? This research topic focuses on optimizing the validation process for AV sales tools, specifically calculation sheets used to determine AGV quantities required for desired capacities. The objective is to develop a standardized and efficient validation methodology encompassing validation standards, testing procedures, and real-world testing, ultimately enhancing the accuracy and reliability of AV system calculations' intern's goal will be to define a clear methodology for validating these sales tools, ensuring that they produce dependable results. This methodology should include guidelines for setting validation standards, designing effective testing procedures, and incorporating simulation techniques when applicable. Moreover, the research should emphasize the practical implementation of this methodology, which involves conducting real-world tests and validating tools using historical data. By formulating a robust methodology and actively applying it to validate sales tools, as intern you will contribute to ensuring the accuracy and reliability of AV system calculations, consequently enhancing the quality and trustworthiness of the tools used by the department.
The traineeship/graduation will be part of the Module Deployment Group AV (Automated Vehicles), a pivotal team responsible for ensuring the successful sales support and delivery of cutting-edge AV projects within the FLEET product line. The FLEET product portfolio boasts an impressive array of solutions, including those tailored for airports (FLEET Bag, FLEET Batch) and warehouses (FLEET Move). Noteworthy projects previously executed by the Module Deployment Group AV include Chengdu Airport (FLEET Bag) in China, the optimization of Kaufland operations in Germany and Walmart in Canada (both FLEET Move). As a part of this team, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of automated vehicle technology in diverse industrial settings, gaining invaluable experience along the way.
1. Develop Research Methodology: – The graduate student should develop a research methodology for efficiently validating AV calculations, including static load calculations for AVs. This involves identifying the relevant validation standards and methods to be applied.
2. Establish Validation Standards: – The graduate student is responsible for establishing guidelines for defining validation standards for the sales tools used to determine AGV quantities. This includes identifying critical parameters and performance indicators for validation.
3. Design Testing Procedures: – It is the responsibility of the graduate student to design effective testing procedures that comply with the established validation standards. They should consider the nature of the calculations and ensure that the tests are representative of real-world scenarios.
4. Apply Simulation Techniques: – Where applicable, the graduate student should consider and integrate simulation techniques into the validation process to improve the accuracy and reliability of the sales tools. This may involve using software tools to simulate scenarios.
5. Perform Real-World Tests: – The graduate student must conduct practical real-world tests to validate the performance of the sales tools. This may involve setting up and conducting test environments and experiments, as well as collecting relevant data.
6. Historical Data Validation: – The graduate student should also investigate how historical data can be used to enhance the validation of the sales tools. This includes analyzing historical data and comparing it to the calculations to assess accuracy.
7. Reporting and Recommendations: – Finally, the graduate student should document the findings and results of the research in a report. They should make recommendations for improving the validation processes and increasing the accuracy and reliability of AV system calculations.
1. **Technical Writing Skills:** Strong technical writing skills are essential for documenting research methodologies, findings, and recommendations in a clear and structured manner. This is critical for effective communication of results to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
2. **Data Analysis and Modeling Tools:** Depending on the complexity of the validation and simulation tasks, proficiency in specific data analysis and modeling tools may be required.
3. **Statistical Analysis and Experimentation Design:** Proficiency in statistical analysis and experimental design is crucial for conducting robust real-world tests and analyzing the results effectively.
4. **Collaboration and Communication:** Effective collaboration and communication skills are vital for working with cross-functional teams and stakeholders, including engineers, project managers, and potentially clients or customers
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