Internship | AI in Counter-UAS: threat assessment & decision support
Will you help safeguard civilians, police and armed forces by using AI to create a predictive classification model to estimate the threat and suggest an optimal weapon assignment for countering UAS?
Education typeuniversity (wo)
TypeInternship and graduation project
Hours a weekFulltime – 40
What will be your role?
To counter UAS, a Threat Evaluation and Weapon Assignment (TEWA) process needs to be conducted. The research questions for this project are: Can AI be used to develop a predictive classification model that estimates the threat and an optimal weapon assignment of a UAS given its observed characteristics and the context and physical environment in which it is flying? Which UAS characteristics are critical in determining whether a UAS is a threat or not, also dependent on the context and physical environment?
Key components for this study are:
- Combining context and environmental information with UTM (unmanned traffic management) information to provide effective features and or indicators that can provide valuable information for the model (feature engineering).
- A carefully developed validation process that can provide a model that generalizes well to unseen data.
- A transparent model that can provide information about the UAS characteristics that are critical for the classification.
How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.
What we expect from you
What you’ll get in return
TNO as an employer
The selection process
After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.
For this internship vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance (VGB) after conducting a security screening. Take into account that this process may take about 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 6 consecutive months, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, it may take longer. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.
Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.
Has this job opening sparked your interest?
Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.
Contact: Lotte Konings
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 62259