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Thesis Proposal: Enabling Efficient Development of a Drone Launcher used in Sea Rescuing Operations

Publicerad 2022-10-06


Electrical Engineering, Continuous Integration & Deployment, Test Systems, Test Automation, Software Development


Electrical Engineering, Automation & Mechatronics Engineering


Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS) is a voluntary organization for sea rescuing operations along the Swedish coast and greater lakes. The personnel at SSRS face a multitude of different scenarios while in rescue operation, which requires different type of rescue gear and resources. SSRS and collaborating partners from industry and academia are developing a drone system which shall aid in sea rescuing operations by providing valuable data of the accident. The purpose is for the personnel to receive information on what rescue gear and other resources to bring before leaving shore.

When not in use, the plane-like drone is stored in an enclosure on the drone launching unit. The purpose of this study is to develop an automated test system for the drone launcher to enable shorter lead times and higher quality when developing new features. This can be done by development of:

  • Electrical replica of the drone launcher in terms of electronics, motors, and connections
  • Test system for measurement and stimulation of the control system for the drone launcher
  • Automated test cases verifying behavior of the system and/or components
  • Integration of the test system into the existing Continuous Integration pipeline

Development of the test system will require a broad mix of competences ranging from electrical engineering and electronics to software.


We are looking for 2 students with a background in mechatronic, electrical engineering, or equivalent program, who wish to conduct their thesis during the spring of 2023. Applicants shall have experience in electrical engineering, software development and an interest in learning more about test automation. Applicants shall also have experience from programming languages such as C++ or Python, and it is meritorious to have previous experience from or knowledge of Continuous Integration, Delivery or Deployment, Jenkins, Git and Test Automation.


TechDev is a department at Infotiv who focuses on SW & HW development and test solutions. We currently consist of 70 technical consultants with diverse backgrounds and experiences from many technological fields. Our employees use their expertise to provide tailored solutions to all kinds of challenges, ranging from SW development, machine learning and simulations, to project & test management and way of working. One of our key strengths is the friendly atmosphere in our technical community, which provides access to TechDev's collective knowledge through internal collaboration tools and competence leader program, continuously providing updates in the latest tech.

For further information, contact: Michael Nilsson [] +46(0)-76 000 39 60

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