This was an exciting opportunity to become part of the Systems Engineering team within SES Techcom in a fast-paced, global organization within an innovative and unique industry. Based in Luxembourg, this internship focuses on research and experiment with state-of-the-art technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), Real-time Operating System (RTOS), Microservice Architecture and Satellite Communications for Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS). The objective of this internship is to transfer the knowledge acquired into the development of a Roadside Unit prototype which exchanges information with vehicles and sensor networks on one site and communicates via satellite with cloud services on the other site.
State-of-the-art review of Co-operative Intelligent Transport Systems technologies in hybrid terrestrial and satellite communication networks with focus on IoT
Definition, implementation and demonstration of one communication scenario, which uses an IoT application layer protocol (MQTT or DDS) for the communication between vehicle, RSU, satellite and cloud service
Implementation of an RSU prototype, which supports at least WiFi, LoRaWAN and RFID communication technologies for the information exchange between vehicles and drivers and the RSU
Definition of a reference architecture of a roadside unit (RSU) connecting vehicles via satellite broadband modem to a cloud service
Identification of areas which require further investigations and propose a way forward
Documentation of research findings in a Technical Report
Project still on going but already working with microservices remotely controlled via a Web Interface. MQTT-TLS protocol use between the services. The Web Interface is using MQTT-TLS over websockets.
This project allowed me to develop the following skills :