Summer Research Program Intern

MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Lexington, MA4.2

Temporary | InternshipEstimated: $33,000 - $42,000 a year
Skills
The Space Systems Analysis and Test Group is conducting system studies and developing analysis tools to simulate the ability of radar and optical sensors to detect and track satellites, as a function of sensor capabilities, geometry, and satellite characteristics. The Group also builds space related hardware and conducts experiments to collect data in support of the system analysis studies.

The successful candidate will support the Group activities in the above mentioned areas. Will work in a team environment to study a broad range of technical questions of importance to the U.S. use of space. Technical areas include U.S. space situational awareness, space based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and space vehicle survivability. Work involves data analysis, mathematical modeling and software simulation of space systems, including space vehicles and their subsystems as well as radars, optical sensors and integrated networks for surveillance of the space environment.

Experience in one or more of the following areas is highly desired: development and conduct of sensor data collection experiments, active engineering participation in a hardware development project, analysis of large data sets, detailed performance modeling of sensor systems, development or refinement of signal/image processing algorithms, mathematical modeling of complex systems (particularly as related to astrodynamics), development and application of estimation techniques (particularly as related to astrodynamics), or systems analysis/engineering.

The successful candidate will be pursuing a graduate degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering. Must have demonstrated good written and communication skills and evidence of self motivation. MATLAB knowledge is required. Experience with C++, and XML are useful. Knowledge of C, Unix and Java is desired.

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 27598