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Tern Systems has its origins in the University of Iceland and maintains a close relationship with the university community.


We offer summer positions for university students in their 2nd and 3rd years of study, and for students in postgraduate studies, primarily in Computer Science and Engineering. We are also happy to consider applications from other fields.

As a summer employee, you will be a member of one of our development teams working on current Air Traffic Management products, or form a team with other summer employees to work on a specific project.

Many current staff at Tern Systems started their careers through our Summer Internship scheme. Project details may be found below.

Below are some of the people who have started their careers at Tern Systems by working with us on Summer projects. These projects have real value and talented people from local universities routinely become essential members of our teams


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Summer project

Current work

BSc Computer Science at Reykjavík University - Graduated 2018.
2018 - Replaced a legacy weather reporting system with an all-new User Interface with added functionality.

Creating a new flight data display component for POLARIS MAG, coordinating messages between air traffic control centres and aircraft.


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Summer project

Current work

BSc in Mechatronics Engineering at Reykjavik University - Graduated 2017

MSc in Systems, Control, and Robotics (Electrical Engineering) from KTH - Graduating 2022
2021 - Research thesis: 'An Adaptive IMM-UKF method for non-cooperative tracking of UAVs from radar data'

Conducting Research & Development with a focus on UAVs and Trajectory Prediction

Davíð Sindri

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Summer project


Current work

BSc Software Engineering at University of Iceland - Graduated 2021.

2019 - Built a new air traffic voice communications simulator.

2020 - Created an editor for simulated air traffic environments.

Implementing new user interfaces for POLARIS MAG - A new Air Traffic Control system for use in Hungary.

Saga Rut

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Summer project

Current work

BSc Software Engineering at University of Iceland - Graduated 2021.

2021 - Supporting development of the ORION Air Traffic Simulator. Pseudo Pilot and Exercise Creation.

Continued development of the ORION Simulator as a member of the ORION team.

Orion Tower

Orion Tower is a simulator product made by experts who started at Tern as Summer interns.


SUMMER PROJECT  Aircraft Performance Data Editor

Aircraft performance information is essential to Air Traffic Control applications. Information such as aircraft maximum operational speed, altitude ceiling, stall speed and more are used in trajectory prediction.

EUROCONTROL has built the base of aircraft data (BADA) which provides specific datasets to accurately simulate the behaviour of more than 400 aircraft.

Visualising and editing these datasets can be difficult and time-consuming. The aim of this project is to create a tool to enable easier and more robust editing of aircraft performance data used in many air traffic control applications.

SUMMER PROJECT  Exercise Management System for Orion Airport Driving Simulator

Orion Driver, the Airport Driving Simulator developed by Tern Systems is a highly-realistic and state of the art driving simulator. It is currently being used at Keflavík Airport and has secured interest at multiple large and small airports in Europe.

The goal of this project is to build a web-based exercise and training management system that would significantly increase functionality by providing the instructor the capability to schedule training and track important key performance indicators per exercise and per student.

SUMMER PROJECT  Web-based Information Management System

Information Management Systems (IMS) are used to display operationally relevant information to Air Traffic Controllers (ATC). The current legacy IMS' are outdated and not flexible enough to cope with the changing industry needs.

The aim of this project is to develop a flexible, configurable web system that is capable of handling multiple data streams. Combining all this information to a simple yet operationally-complex overview that Air Traffic Controllers need. This would include weather, surveillance, flight data, airspace structures and more.

The system would allow operators/supervisors/administrators to change the configuration, sort information and add/edit information dynamically.

SUMMER PROJECT  Communications Simulator Integration

Orion Pilot is Tern Systems air traffic simulator, used for training air traffic controllers. When training air traffic controllers, a Voice Communication System is used between trainee and trainer to simulate radio communications with flights and other phone communication. Normally, the voice communication system requires separate hardware and display.

The aim of this project is to integrate the voice communication system developed by Tern into Orion Pilot to improve the usability of the product for the trainers, as well as removing the need for separate hardware for voice communications on training workstations.

Summer Projects
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