Propulsion chain optimization

  • Engineering / Software
  • Toulouse, France
  • Job posting: October 05, 2015
  • Job ID: 2015_JOB-FLG-03
  • Type: Internship

Business description

As the propulsion is the most ennergy consuming part of the UAV, it is critical to optimize it to make it the most efficient possible.

This can be achieved after a careful assessment of each component (propeller, controler, engine and battery), leading to an optimal organization of them.

Job description

Taking advantage of the existing documentation, you will be responsible for assessing the full propulsion chain to reach the optimum eficiency.

You will develop an internal tool allowing to visualize any change / update impact on the UAV performances.


  • Physics degree, flight mechanics
  • Sound knowledge in power electronics
  • Familiarity in Matlab and Excel

And a fluent english !

Sunbirds presentation

Sunbirds is a young innovative start-up designing, manufacturing and marketing long-endurance solar drones, flying all day long.

Our market is mainly abroad coporate clients (both civilian and military), for uses ranging from nature protection to industrial surveillance and precision agriculture.

Other job offers:

2015_JOB-FLG-01. Flight controler conception.

2015_JOB-FLG-02. Flight system specification & Embedded flight system development.

2015_JOB-GND-01. Ground station software development.

2015_JOB-OPR-02. UAV operator