What you will be a part of
Surveillance provides efficient solutions for safety and security, for surveillance and decision support, and for threat detection and protection. The portfolio covers airborne, ground-based and naval radar, electronic warfare, combat systems and C4I solutions, and traffic management systems.
Business Unit Radar Solutions has global responsibility for Saab’s Radar Systems, ground based, naval and airborne. It has offices around the world, with the largest sites being Gothenburg (SE) and Syracuse (US).
The department Radar Engineering is divided into four units. Microwave Antenna Design, Environmental Analysis and Testing, System Design Surface and Electronic Warfare, and Radar System Design. The Radar System Design unit is responsible for New System Concepts, System Safety and ILS for all products within BU Radar Solutions. You will be a part of the New Sensor Concept team.
The aim of the PhD projects is to design and build a quantum radar system – a new radar concept using quantum entanglement to enhance the possibility to distinguish the radar signal from background noise and interference. The project will require two collaborating industrial PhD students, both employed by Saab but mainly placed at Chalmers University of Technology.
One student will focus on the experimental side, building the actual quantum radar in the Quantum Technology Laboratory at MC2, Chalmers. This work will range from microwave circuit design, simulations, nanofabrication, and cryogenic engineering to high-speed electronics and data analysis.
The other student will focus on the theoretical background at the Applied Physics Laboratory at MC2, Chalmers. This work ranges from fundamental quantum mechanics and information theory to signal processing and radar technology. Both industrial PhD positions are a collaboration between MC2 at Chalmers and Saab AB at Kallebäck in Gothenburg.
Your skills and experience
Master’s level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Nanotechnology, or equivalent. Very good verbal and written communication skills in English are required.
The PhD positions are part of the industrial collaboration of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) – a 10-year initiative, started in 2018, for the purpose of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum technology. For more information, see www.wacqt.se
As a PhD student within WACQT, you will also be part of the WACQT graduate school, which includes joint courses and summer/winter schools together with PhD students from other universities in the Centre.
The position entails working with classified information. Therefore, you are required to participate in and pass a security test conducted by authority.