Internship | MSc project "Sense of urgency in VR flight simulation"
Education typeuniversity (wo)
TypeInternship and graduation project
Hours a weekFulltime – 40
Are you interested in the effect of a moving-base on the "sense of urgency" perceived inside a Virtual Reality (VR) flight simulator? TNO and multiSIM B.V. are developing flight simulation in VR, so that a pilot can fly the aircraft through a virtual environment presented inside VR goggles, while seated on a chair. We want to find out how physical motion increases the pilot's “sense of urgency” by combining VR with a moving platform. In 2022 we expect to have access to a moving platform, so that we can make a moving-base VR simulator.
What will be your role?
Your internship will take place at the Human Performance department, in collaboration with the co-located simulator company, multiSIM B.V. Our department exists of 30 enthusiastic researchers who focus on improving human performance in adverse and demanding environments, either physical (e.g., aircraft, ships), or virtual (simulators).
Our department is located at TNO Soesterberg, which regularly organizes activities such as drinks, laser-gaming, etc. You will have the opportunity to work with TNO researchers and other interns who may be involved in completely other research projects than you.
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: Eric Groen
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 65926