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Job title:  Thesis - Optical based Visibility/Fog Determination in the field of ADAS/AD

Posting Date:  Feb 27, 2023
Company:  AVL List GmbH

Graz, AT, 8020

Job ID:  28783

AVL is the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and in other sectors. As a global technology leader, AVL provides concepts, solutions and methodologies in the fields of e-mobility, ADAS and autonomous driving, vehicle integration, digitalization, virtualization, Big Data, and much more.


Thesis - Optical based Visibility/Fog Determination in the field of ADAS/AD

Master Thesis

Environmental and weather conditions are crucial influence parameters on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD). To evaluate their performance regarding perception and safety it is important to not only acquire ADAS/AD sensor data (from Radar, Lidar, Camera, etc.) but also environmental conditions. Optical based system, and in particular cameras, rely on good visibility conditions. Crucial sources of impairment of visibility are fog, mist or haze which reduce the so called meteorological optical range (MOR).





  • Research on meteorological basics of visibility sensing and Time-of-Flight (ToF) technologies
  • Derivation of a correlation hypothesis between Meteorological Optical Range (MOR) and a ToF response (analytically and with simulations)
  • Design of experiment (DoE) of a fog measurement environment in the Lab (partly existing)
  • Analysis of the measured results and validation of the depeveloped correlation hypothesis using a reference Visibility sensor; Validation in road test campains under real conditions on the vehicle if possible




  • Skills in physics / optics / data analytics 
  • Electrical & mechanical engineering experience and Knowhow with ToF technologies advantageous
  • Programming skills in Matlab or Phyton
  • For laboratory analysis your presence in Graz is required




  • Physics / Meteorology
  • Electrical / Mechanical / Automotive Engineering
  • Telematics / Informatics


Annual Remuneration: Due to the Austrian Equal Treatment Act we are obligated to state the annual gross remuneration (full-time) for this position as a basis for negotiation: €3.300,00. We will, in any case, offer market-conforming payment taking qualifications and professional experience into account.


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