This opportunity is based in Lausanne

(Master thesis) Rover Digital Twin


In this role

A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world entity or system. It reflects a single physical object, person, process, organisation, or other abstraction.

Backed by data, digital twins provide valuable insights on the state of a system which can be extremely useful for the monitoring of space vehicles and decision making during a space mission.


In the context of this internship, we aim at implementing a digital twin for the 2023 Xplore Rover.

The idea is to have a 3D representation of the rover displayed on the control station to monitor the state of all electronical and mechanical components. Activities include:

  • Study of Digital Twin solutions and selection of the most appropriate in the Rover context
  • 3D modelling of the Rover using the selected solution
  • Definition of critical components to model
  • Design and implementation of fault detection and alerting for a subset of critical components

What we offer

  • A dynamic work and collaborative environment with a highly motivated multi-cultural and multiples international sites team
  • Personal development through training and coaching
  • A flat hierarchy and a culture of collaboration across all disciplines
  • The chance to make a difference in peoples’ life by building innovative solutions
  • High innovation and research backed up by collaboration with universities like EPFL
  • Various internal coding events (Hackathon, Brownbags), see our technical blog
  • Monthly After-Works organized per locations
  • Good life balance (41 working hours per week and possibility to work 2 days per week from home)

About your profile

  • Software development: Python, C++, C, C#
  • Interest for space mission definitions and analysis (requirements, risk analysis, systems engineering etc).
  • Interest for Internet of Things technologies and Digital Twin

If you are INTERESTED in applying for this position, please send us your complete application (CV, cover letter, letter of reference, diplomas and certificates).

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