Inholland Applied Sciences Labs Delft 2022 internships 

For students who are looking for an internship or graduation research assignment, this page may offer exactly what you are looking for. We are currently recruiting for a new round for internships and graduation projects starting in February 2022, which are listed below. In case you are interested in joining the Inholland Applied Sciences Labs in Delft for a research project, please follow the application instruction at the bottom of this page. Please ensure to apply before December 6th 2021.  

Note: in some cases, we may be able to deviate from the indicated level (3rd year internship of graduation project). 

Future of zero emission flight 

To reach climate goals, the European unit set goals to transition aviation into zero emission propulsion. This transition has a significant impact on developments within the aviation industry. Most assignments are related to support a future of zero emission flight and are part of our research project, Project DragonFly (http://projectdragonfly.nl). Other asssignments contribute indirectly to sustainabily or other advancements within Aerospace.  

Assignments 

Project Dragonfly 

Project DragonFly is gaining momentum in its sustainable aviation developments: Electric Propulsion. The aim is to complete the conversion to electric propulsion within 2022 together with our partners. 

Topic  Description  Level 

Positions 

Open 

Hoop landing gear development  landing gear modification validation and integration  Graduation Project  1 
Retrofit study  Analysis of retrofit requirement for most common piston engine 2-6 seaters to electric propulsion  Graduation Project  1 
Thermoplastic composite development Development of a thermoplastic composites structure.  Graduation Project 1
Wing construction  development and construction of new high load capacity wings  3rd year internship  2 
Retrofit and integration  Complete the conversion of the Dragonfly brakes, control systems, avionics, etc  3rd year internship  1 
Cooling integration  Integration and testing of cooling system into the engine cowling   3rd year internship   1 
Battery support pod  Design and manufacturing of a battery support structure pod on the Dragonfly bottom fuselage 3rd year internship  1 
Scale model  Development of a scale model of the Dragonfly to be used for wind tunnel testing  3rd year internship  1 
Electric test vehicle  System design and solar panel integration for an electric drivetrain conversion project in a car 3rd year internship  1

 

FlightSimDelft 

For decades flight simulation has been part of the Aeronautical Engineering program within the University of Applied Sciences of Inholland. In the last half year a team of students has successfully developed a simulator of the Pipistrel Velis Electro for the first Dutch flight school E-flight academy. Using motion base and VR technology the simulator provides for a very realistic flight experience at a fraction of the cost of conventual certified flight simulators. Flight Sim Delft aims to continue to make improvement to this advanced flight sim.  

Topic  Description  Level 

Positions 

Open 

Motion system  Development of a new motion system for the flight simulator  3rd year internship  1 
Dragonfly simulator  Develop a simulator for the Dragonfly using the Electro Velis simulator as a basis  Graduation Project  1 

  

Other 

Besides Dragonfly and Flight Sim Delf other activities within the Applied Science lab focus on Space, Biomimicry and rocket technology (Aquilo student team) 

Topic  Description  Level 

Positions 

Open 

Optical SatCom  Further development and prototyping of an optical SatCom system designed for next generation ground to satellite communication.  3rd year internship  1 
Biomimicry  Insect like mini drones for detecting plant diseases in greenhouses: Experiments of flapping wing actuation mechanisms, analysis of the results, designing of improvements 

3rd year internship 

 

1 
Biomimicry  Robots for harvesting fruits based on mimicking the soft human gripping. Experiments of a (soft) gripper for harvesting of fruits, analysis of the results, designing of improvements. 

3rd year internship 

 

1 
Guided parachute system Aquilo 6 rocket 

Further development and programming of the computer guided parachute control system prototype 

 

3rd year internship  1 
Guided parachute system Aquilo 6 rocket  Prototyping and testing of the (recently) custom designed parachute that will be used for the guided parachute system in the Aquilo 6 rocket. 

3rd year internship 

 

1 

 

 

How to apply 

Apply for your internship/graduation before December 6th 2021. Please send your application to projectdragonfly@inholland.nl, which at least includes: 

  • your name, education, study year and type of internship (e.g. 3rd year internship, 4th year graduation); 
  • The assignments where you are interested in; Please include a top 3
  • A short motivation for the chosen assignments.
  • Your CV

After December 6th we will invite a selection of students to an information afternoon where we will present the topics in more details and hope to get to know each other. We will make the final selections soon thereafter. We will provide more details in the comings weeks.