City:  Nürnberg
Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Bachelor/Master Thesis Student ML based Classification of States in LPWAN Current Consumption Curves

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ( currently operates 76 institutes and research institutions throughout Germany and is the world’s leading applied research organization. Around 30 000 employees work with an annual research budget of 2.9 billion euros. 

The department of »Self-Powered Radio Systems« in Nürnberg, Germany is focused on efficient systems and protocols for wireless data transmission and energy harvesting. One priority is the area of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which led to the development and ongoing improvements of Mioty, a new low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) technology. Mioty, an ETSI standardised system, is analysed, among other features, with respect to energy efficiency, and compared to other LPWAN technologies, e.g. NB-IoT (3GPP).


To predict the energy consumption of different LPWAN systems, i.e. Lora, Mioty, NB-IoT and Sigfox, a Python based analysis framework has been developed. In an automated test setup, current consumption of different communication stages, e.g. transmission, reception, sleep, for all LPWAN systems are measured. To classify the different communication stages in the measured time series, machine learning algorithms shall be applied.


You are interested Self-Powered Radio Systems and would like to develop further in the field of Internet of Things?


Then have a look at our offer!


What you will do

  • You familiarise with machine learning method and algorithms
  • You develop an unsupervised and supervised classification model
  • You compare of both models


What you bring to the table

  • You are studying electrical/electronic engineering or computer science
  • You are familiar with Python (Julia)
  • You are experienced in programming in Python or Julia
  • You are experienced in machine learning


What you can expect

  • An open and cooperative working environment
  • Collaboration in interesting and innovative projects
  • Many opportunities to gain practical experience and attend seminars 
  • Flexibility concerning your working hours


Weekly working hours are determined by agreement. You can reduce your hours before exams and increase them during semester breaks. You can flexibly determine the working days. After your studies, you have the option of working with us full or part time.


We value and promote the diversity of our employees' skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity.


With its focus on developing key technologies that are vital for the future and enabling the commercial utilization of this work by business and industry, Fraunhofer plays a central role in the innovation process. As a pioneer and catalyst for groundbreaking developments and scientific excellence, Fraunhofer helps shape society now and in the future. 


Interested? Apply online now (PDF: cover letter, CV, transcripts). We look forward to getting to know you!

If you have any questions about this opening, please contact


Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS 


Requisition Number: 37155                Application Deadline: -


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