As a member of our team, you will apply your knowledge of control and estimation theory to devise, model, and analyze state-of-the-art homing missile GNC systems, and to assess their impact on overall weapon system performance.
Advanced applications of estimation and control theory
Optimization of complex systems
Flight control (autopilot) design, analysis
Guidance algorithm development and inertial navigation using GPS
System concept trade studies, 6-DoF development, verification, and validation as well as dynamics modeling and analyses
Real-time hardware-in-the-loop, actuator modeling, control and testing, Missile electrical systems and failure root-cause analysis
Experience in integrating multiple navigation aid systems both in software and hardware
Experience in state estimation including but not limited to Kalman filter design, optimization, and test
Experience in GNC verification via hardware-in-the-loop testing
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering, or in a related technical field.
At least three years of relevant professional experience (or advanced degree and 1-2 years experience) in one or more of the following areas: control systems, guidance algorithms, inertial navigation, state estimation, flight dynamics, and modeling and simulation of dynamic systems.
Proficiency developing in C , Fortran, and/or Java.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate as part of a team.
Ability to obtain a SECRET clearance.
Advanced degree in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering. Coursework or experience in system optimization, advanced (optimal, nonlinear, stochastic) control, estimation theory and/or autonomous systems is a plus.
Experience developing 6DoF digital simulation models of aerodynamically controlled missile systems and/or space vehicles a plus.
Experience with collaborative software development and object-oriented software design techniques is a plus.
Proficiency in MATLAB and Simulink.
Developing, implementing, and assessing new guidance and flight control algorithms for next-generation guided missiles to meet anticipated performance requirements versus advanced, stressing threats.
Building six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) digital, high-fidelity simulation models for components of existing, next-generation, and advanced guided missiles and projectiles to accurately model vehicle and system performance.
Assess the performance of existing guidance, navigation systems and (flight) control systems. Craft, implement, and evaluate improvements to these algorithms.
Proposing and/or engaging in internally-funded research and development projects to address performance gaps in current or soon-to-be-fielded weapons systems.
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