2017

PostDoc proposal

Contexte


IMT Atlantique est un établissement d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche issu de la fusionrécente entre l’École des Mines de Nantes et Télécom Bretagne.
Au sein du département d’Optique et dans le cadre de projets ANR (Agence National de laRecherche)   et   Européens   (H2020)   regroupant   des   partenaires   industriels   et   académiques,   la
mission proposée vise à contribuer à l’étude, conception, montage et application d’un « nano-imprimante   3D »   prototype.  Plus   précisément,   le   démonstrateur   vise   à   valider   une   solution
technologique   à  très   haute   vitesse   de   tracé,   basée   sur   la   combinaison   des   techniques   depolymérisation   multi-photon   avec   celles   de   la   photo-inscription   massivement   parallélisée   parmodulateur spatial de lumière (SLMs).


Mission


Dans le cadre des prestations fournies par IMT Atlantique dans les projets et sur une durée de 24 mois, vous contribuerez à :
─ définir l’architecture du prototype de la nano-imprimante 3D;
─ choisir et négocier l’achat des composants et sous-systèmes clés, assembler le prototype,
développer le logiciel de pilotage et mettre au point/optimiser ses performances (résolution
~100nm et vitesse de tracer >10Mvoxels/s … ) ;
─ contribuer à la gestion des projets ANR/EU : participer aux réunions d’avancement, liaison avec
les partenaires, rédaction de rapports techniques … ;
- fabriquer à l’aide du système prototype, des structures et composants nanotechnologiques tests
pour les partenaires industriels ;
- disséminer/valoriser les résultats techniques (conférences, brevets, publications … )
Doté de capacités d’analyse et d’expertise en photonique/mécatronique/informatique, vous serez
force   de   proposition   et   saurez   faire   preuve   d’innovation   dans   le   développement   de   nouveaux
concepts et dispositifs pour la nano-fabrication ultra-rapide. Votre travail s’effectuera en équipe avec
des chercheurs du département d’optique et des partenaires extérieurs académiques et industriels.
Profi l recherché
- Docteur   et/ou   Ingénieur   avec   une   première   expérience   et   un   socle   de   compétences
pratiques solides en photonique/mécanique/électronique.
- Connaissances   en   développement   informatique :   algorithmique,   méthodes   numériques,
pratique du codage (de préférence en C) particulièrement pour le pilotage de périphériques
(caméra, platines de translation, micro-afficheurs ...)
- Expérience du travail en salle blanche et de la photolithographie/photochimie un avantage
- Goût pour le travail expérimental en équipe et un bon sens pratique.
- Bonnes qualités rédactionnelles et d’organisation.
- Capacité de travailler en anglais (projet EU).


Informations pratiques
- lieu : Institut Mines-Télécom Atlantique, campus de Brest
- date de démarrage : 1 er  trimestre 2018

- durée : 24 mois
- date limite de dépôt des candidatures : 15 décembre 2017


Merci d’adresser votre candidature à kevin.heggarty@imt-atlantique.fr

 

2016

PhD proposal

Augmented reality to optimize industrial production line

 

Augmented Reality head-up display technology presents strong potential to assist manufacturing and control processes in industry. In this context, an industrial partner has initiated a collaboration with the Institute Mines-Télécom to identify the appropriate AR technologies (both soft and hardware), contents options, training and user instructions to avoid visual troubles and fatigue.

Applications are thus invited for a PhD studentship starting in October 2016 to work at Telecom Bretagne (Brest, France) under the direction of Prof. JL. De Bougrenet and Dr Vincent Nourrit and in collaboration with the industrial partner. This position is an opportunity to join a multidisciplinary environment (including the ophthalmology department of Brest’s hospital, INSERM U1101) and to gain experience in several aspects of virtual reality and visual perception. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work both in a business and academic environment.

The ideal candidate would combine good programming skills (e.g. Matlab, C#) and experience with gaming engines (e.g. Unity) or 3D programming in general.  Some knowledge in virtual reality is expected and familiarities with visual perception and/or visual optics would be an asset, as would experience with statistical methods. The candidate should be able to demonstrate independence and curiosity and be able to lead the project forward.

Funding Notes: This studentship is available to EU nationals (due to funding criteria) and provides fees and stipend subject to eligibility. Applicants should hold (or be about to obtain) a Master degree in a related area. EU Applicants will need to demonstrate adequate proficiency in English Language skills.

For further details please email Vincent.Nourrit@telecom-bretagne.eu

Telecom Bretagne is one of the top French “grande école” and an international research centre in the fields of engineering and digital technology. The campus is located by the Atlantic ocean and considered as one of the most beautiful in Europe. It offers a wealth of extracurricular activities in a multicultural environment. The cost of living in Brest is well below those of other western European cities.

 

 

PhD proposal

Immersive technologies for multiple users sharing complementary data. Application to command and control systems

 

Technical background:

During his PhD, a former PhD student created a visualization platform allowing several viewers (up to four) to watch on the same screen, different video contents. In its current form, the platform includes two 3D projectors positioned above a metallic screen located on a work table. The image decoding for each viewer is obtained thanks to goggles combining functionalities of both active and passive 3D glasses. The images are calculated by a computer and sent via a graphics card (Quadro type) to projectors that run synchronously. The glasses are synchronized using an IR illuminator.

The set-up is completed by a touchscreen (to endow user interactivity) and a system detecting the location of the users (by geolocation) to ensure they get the proper perspective at any time of the displayed objects. The system management is currently done by combining several programs; some were created in C, others use OpenGL functions. We plan to gather all in a dedicated software capable of generating images of objects (with image processing to correct the ghosting effect) and manage both the touchscreen and the geolocation system.

Research objective of the PhD :

The main objective of the PhD deals with the study of technological improvements of the previous platform and to apply it to command and control type systems for submarine application, in collaboration with the School for Sub-Marine Navigation (Brest) and DCNS (Mourillon). Specifically, the student will assess new channel encoding options (for example spectral and temporal, spectral-polarization or spectral-temporal-polarization) anticipating and integrating future developments in display technologies (laser projectors and high frame rate TV). Measurements will be performed according to each visualization modes direct (flat screens) or indirect (projection). Specifically, the student will assess the impact of the coding mode on the quality of the visual and radiometric restitution. The optical quality will be assessed through physical measurement of crosstalk levels to identify configurations capable of providing the best possible channel separation and for all directions for the concerned application, to ensure a visual comfort and a complete freedom of movement for the users working on the table. In parallel, we will focus on the detection issues of the user positions, as well as the identification of some of their gestures.

Location: Optics Department, Ecole de Navigation Sous-Marine de Brest. The PhD work is a part of a research contract DGA-RAPID (TANACO).

PhD supervisor : Prof. J-L de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye

PhD co-supervisor : Dr. Daniel Stoenescu - Tel. 33229001401 - daniel.stoenescu@telecom-bretagne.eu

Beginning : 1st octobre 2016

 


 

 

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