Internship | Integrated radome for lens antenna array systems
How can low-profile radome be designed for lens antenna array system with a quasi-hemispherical field of view?
What will be your role?
Wide scanning-angle phased array antennas are widely applied in radars and communication (SATCOM, 5G, etc.) systems. TNO developed a low profile lens phased antenna array, which allows to cover quasi-hemispherical field of view. This antenna system when mounted in the operative environment (aircraft, boats, satellite, etc…) needs to be protected by a radome. The current radome designs for hemispherical field of view result bulky solutions, making them unpractical in several applications where low drag and weight are crucial issues (air terminal, satellite, etc…). The main goal of this project is to study a low profile radome solution for lens antenna array without affecting its wide field of view.
The Department of Radar Technology is a passionate and creative group of professionals (60 people) dedicated to the specification, development and evaluation of innovative, high-performance MMICs, miniaturised and integrated RF subsystems, antennas and front-ends. The department is at the heart of novel, game-changing radar system and signal processing concepts for the military, space and civil domains.
What we expect from you
You are in the final stages of your degree in electrical engineering or a similar degree and have some track record in the field of applied electromagnetism and antennas. You have experience in programming in Matlab, you are pragmatic and focused on making things work. Next to technical expertise we value communication skills and a results-driven attitude.
What you'll get in return
You want to work on the precursor of your career; an internship gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your internship and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable internship compensation.
TNO as an employer
TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations.
The selection process
For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.
Has this job opening sparked your interest?
Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
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.