Giant Leap Projects

Research and Development project 1: Detector comparison for Carbocap products

In this project you will test and compare IR detectors consisting of different sensor chips and components. The work contains chip and sensor level testing and analysis of test data. To succeed in this project, you should have background in material science, spectroscopy, electronics or physics. You have experience in independent laboratory work and good skills in Excel and/or Matlab.​ If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Research and Development project 2: Hand-held Competitor Study

In this project you will test and analyse selected competitor hand-held devices focusing on customer value, usability, and connectivity, but also analysis of specifications and measurement performance. To succeed in this project, you should have background in Metrology or Engineering with ideally some commercial/customer-focused view. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Research and Development project 3: Nanosatellite

In this project you will study the purposes of current nanosatellites and analyze the applied measurement principles and does selected technology meet original need. You will also study the business models used to collect initial nanosatellite funding and what kind of continuous revenue stream is collected. To succeed in this project, you should have space studies and knowledge in measurement. You have analytical skills and business understanding. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Research and Development project 4: Customer training 2020 in capacity building projects

In this project you will renew customer training offering into new easily managed packages in our new Learning Management System to provide systematic training programs covering different Vaisala product lines, customer user groups and personnel as well as different level of users. To succeed in this project, you should have Interest in developing training and web based training portals/tools as well as pedagogic mindset. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Research and Development project 5: Analysis of gas solubilities in liquids

 

In this project your goal is to determine solubility coefficients of various gases for different types of liquids and to understand how these affect measurement performance of Vaisala's current and future applications. To succeed in this project, you should have background in chemistry and experience in independent laboratory work and data analysis. Some level of knowledge and practice in gas chromatography is an advantage. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Research and Development project 6: Computer vision method using Infrared Thermal Imaging

In this project you will develop and prototype a functional image processing method that can detect hot spots from various equipment. The goal for the project is to estimate the viability of using such an automated system for this sort of detection using techniques like machine learning. To succeed in this project, you should have technical / scientific educational background and expertise in machine learning. Programming experience and Python or Matlab skills are required. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Business Development project 1: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Aviation Markets

The objective of this project is to study business opportunities and potential of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for solving challenges and improving operations in aviation industry. You will conduct a market study of already ongoing AI/ML activities and market players in the industry with focus on applications where weather plays or could play a role. By the end of the summer, you have created a baseline proposal where and how Vaisala could play a role in the market by using AI/ML and identify areas of focus for further development.  To succeed in this project, you should have understanding of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. You are business oriented person with entrepreneur thinking and spirit with skills to do market studies. Understanding of weather phenomena and aviation industry is a plus. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Business Development project 2: Market study and technical feasibility of a lightning sensing technology suitable to low cost weather system market

The goal of the project is to identify and validate available lightning sensing technology to integrate in affordable weather observation system. You will conduct a generic study of miniaturized low cost lightning sensors and continue to more conceptual consideration how to integrate it into small weather station. To succeed in this project, you are interested both in technology and business, and a suitable education supporting both sides. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th

Business Development project 3: Market study of a remote sensing technology

In this project you will do a market research to identify the potential markets for a remote sensing technology.  To succeed in this project you should have educational background in Industrial Engineering and Management, Economics or Business. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th

Software Development project 1: Automate radio protocol analysis

In this project you will develop methods to automate radio protocol testing. To succeed in this project, you should have a technical background, be familiar with radio communications, signal processing, test equipment and software development skills. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Software Development project 2: Mobile app technology

In this project, you will compare different mobile application technologies, describe what the benefits are, and be able to propose the best technologies to use for specific needs. To succeed in this project, you should be truly motivated and interested in current and becoming mobile technologies. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Software Development project 3: Diagnostics package viewer

In this project your goal is to create custom data viewer for Vaisala diagnostics packages that helps to provide useful information of the root cause in device misbehavior situations. To succeed in this project, you should have background in Algorithms and Data Structures as well as knowledge in GUI programming and data visualization. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Software Development project 4: Design needs of an environmentally tolerant, multi-purpose data link

Supporting cloud connectivity, more and more instruments require technical solutions that are sufficiently robust, low cost and easy to maintain. In this project you will create the specification for such a solution. To succeed in this project, you have a cross-functional mindset and a suitable education, preferably in electronics or systems engineering. You are an analytical thinker. You have hands-on design experience from your personal gadget projects e.g. using IP connected Raspberry Pi platform and those have taught you some practical problem solving. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Software Development project 5: Test Automation for local display testing

In this project you will find alternative approaches for local display interface testing and make a proof of concept prototype. To succeed in this project, you should have technical background as well as programming skills in Linux environment and interest in user interface testing. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Operations Development project 1: Modern manufacturing environment for optical measurement instruments

In this project you will develop a manufacturing concept for sensitive optical measurement instruments. You will create a concept for and implement as feasible some test method methodology, environment purity guidelines, manufacturing layout design with a production flow plan and production cell structure design. To succeed in this project, you should have an analytical and hands-on mindset and some knowledge in manufacturing physics and mechanics design. Knowledge of test software programming is an asset. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th

Operations Development project 2: Digitalization of Supplier Collaboration

In this project you will create Supplier e-learning content for Supplier Collaboration Platform and assist in the whole program including Roadmap documentation​. To succeed in this project, you should have background in Media/Digital communication with some basic studies done in IT systems, Web Design or Sourcing. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Operations Development project 3: Improving the orientation of operative work

In this project, you will develop the orientation and documentation of the operative work to ensure smooth and structured orientation for new employees.​ The outcome should help both new employees as well as team leaders. To succeed in this project, you should be truly motivated and interested in occupational psychology and different motivation factors. You should also have basic understanding / background of manufacturing or logistic work and be an independent worker with a hands-on attitude. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Operations Development project 4: Automated Guided Vehicles in Internal Factory Material Movements

In this project your goal is to analyze Vaisala's logistic processes, identify where Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) would give benefit and describe potential benefits on measurable terms. You will pilot one or two AGV's on a chosen process or processes and report the findings as well as scan possible AGV technologies and potential suppliers. By the end of the summer, you have drafted an implementation proposal for the first AGV's in Vaisala's manufacturing. To succeed in this project, you could have background in logistics management, Supply Chain Management or automation technology. You have a basic understanding of shop floor manufacturing activities and you are an independent worker with a hands-on attitude. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

Operations Development project 5: Forecasting humidity sensor failures with AI

The goal of this project is to study how machine learning could be utilized in forecasting test failures in the latter, increasingly expensive process steps based on the the combined data of all earlier, passed process steps. You will build and test few selected machine learning methods with collected relevant data. Based on your tests, you validate the performance or power of selected methods in predicting failures and give recommendations for the next steps how machine learning could be integrated into Vaisala's operative process. To succeed in this project, you should have technical background, preferably in computer science or mathematics. You also have some knowledge in machine learning, data analytics and programming languages e.g. R, Python or MatLab. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 10th!

US Research and Development project: Enhanced knowledge of read weather conditions using artificial intelligence and acoustic data

You will investigate the use of acoustic data to enhance the knowledge of road weather conditions. Digital signal processing (DSP) and artificial learning/intelligence (AI) techniques will be used to analyze these data to find relevant signatures and patterns. Thus, the essential approach will be to use DSP and AI to transform a microphone into a weather instrument to augment existing instrumentation for road weather applications. If you are the candidate we are looking for, apply by February 28th!