The people we all rely on to make the world go round – they rely on Thales. In a world that is increasingly fast-moving, unpredictable and full of opportunities, they come to us with big ambitions: to make life better and to keep you safer. Combining a unique diversity of expertise, talents and cultures, our employees design and deliver extraordinary high-tech solutions. With 68.000 talents working in 54 countries, 2000 employees are based in the Netherlands. We are one of the biggest high-tech employers in the field of safety and security.
We help our customers think smarter and act faster in the fields of transportation, defence , space, aerospace and cyberspace, mastering ever-greater complexity and every decisive moment along the way. We are therefore leading the digital transformation, focusing on artificial intelligence, big-data & data analytics, connectivity, mobility and internet of things and cybersecurity.
In the Netherlands, we are located in four cities: Huizen, Delft, Eindhoven and Hengelo (HQ). Together with an extensive ecosystem of knowledge partners, customers and suppliers, we work on radars for naval vessels, cyber security solutions, transportation systems, communication equipment for land forces, cryogenic cooling solutions, research & development for radar tech (in collaboration with TU Delft) and research & development for serious gaming (in collaboration with the University of Twente).
The Assignment is issued under the Engineering department. This department is responsible for the realization of all systems put under contract as well as product development. This assignment is part of activities in the field of training and simulation from the engineering department.
Thales is investigating Virtual Reality technology (VR) for possible use in its products. The type of Virtual Reality technology Thales uses was started by Linden labs in the VS around 2004 and resulted in the well-known application second life. Thales uses an open source version of the same technology called OpenSim. This technology is targeted for virtual training , virtual meetings , remote control and decision support.
The VR system is composed of a Server ( OpenSIm) that manages the Objects in the virtual world and a client , the viewer that renders the VR Scene. We use a open source viewer. This viewer however is to complex to use and cant be tailored to the purpose the VR is used for. Work is started with other educational institution to create a more flexible viewer.
This assignment addresses the general design of the frame work of the above viewer. The framework should allow flexible instantiation of the viewers whilst maintaining its performance. The work to be done is to
Investigate possible designs for a framework, starting point is the design of a current viewer called alchemy. Implement a prototype of the framework refactoringthe source code of the Alchemy viewer
C , C++, Java, Java script, graphical applications. Web applications