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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), located halfway between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, is a nonprofit Research and Development laboratory conducting advanced technical programs for the Navy; NASA; the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Transportation; the National Institutes of Health, and other Federal, state, and local agencies. The work includes projects in radar, communications and signal processing, missile guidance and control, submarine systems test and evaluation, space instrumentation and satellite systems, software engineering, and general systems analysis.
We are interested in BS/MS/PhD candidates with a background/interest in Signal Processing, Radar/RF Communications., Guidance and Control, Software Engineering, Modeling & Simulation, Digital/Analog Design, and Computer/Information Security to supplement our expertise in such areas as Air & Missile Defense, Homeland Protection, Infocentric Operations, Space Technology, Warfare Analysis, Precision Engagement, and Biomedicine.
APL has opportunities in a number technical areas including but not limited to:
Provide system engineering and technical support to ongoing programs involving military aviation systems; tactical aircraft, air-launched weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles. And cruise missiles. Conduct propulsion R&D to advance aeronautics technology and help design future systems. Define end-to-end program requirements and support design, development, fabrication, integration, and delivery of government or commercial space systems.
Design and develop new systems and evaluate current systems and networks; develop integrate, and evaluate satellite communications and control systems, including ground station and signal processing equipment: design, develop, and test microwave radio systems, circuits, and hardware components.
Apply modem control techniques in diverse technical areas. Examples include implementing Kalman filters in radar tracking algorithms, determining missile accuracy via estimation theory, and analyzing guidance and navigation systems.
Defense systems test and evaluation
Determine operating characteristics, accuracy, and reliability of ballistic weapon systems; analyze total systems as well as missile, fire control, navigation, and launcher subsystems; design and monitor test programs.
Develop working models of electronic systems for applications in nearly every frequency region. Included are projects in guidance, control systems, communications, signal processing, microprocessor and computer systems, antennas, circuits, advanced radars, and flight-model satellites.
Information Systems/ Security
Design systems to integrate imagery and information; data base management, network systems integration/administration.
Modeling and simulation
Model, analyze, and interpret test results for navigation, and guidance systems; design high-fidelity, object-oriented system simulations and prototype decision support systems; analyze requirements and effectiveness of military systems in postulated environments
Provide engineering, evaluation, design, and implementation of communications systems to improve capabilities. Develop and test advanced communications equipment. Investigate and apply advanced computing technologies to client systems. Conduct R&D in information control environments, network management and control, and computational uncertainty. Perform system analysis, modeling and simulation for signal processing and control systems and real-time hardware/software subsystems for GPS-based positioning, navigation, & remote sensing systems.
Provide signal processing and image analysis expertise, based on understanding of physical theory and its application to new technology development efforts. Analyze sensor design and requirements, conduct experiments to automate processing of signals and data. Process recorded sensor signals from various systems and develop new processing techniques.
Develop complex scientific software systems from design through test and validation; real-time system design; advanced, high-definition graphics display systems; interactive computer network design. Software for spacecraft ground systems.
Design space experiments in areas such as energetic particles, magnetic fields, solar effects on the atmosphere, and planetary, comet, and asteroid samplings; design experimental satellites emphasizing geophysics, navigation systems, and spacecraft stabilization.
System Engineering Analysis
Determine the system needed to solve a given problem in an effective and economical way; represent systems by mathematical models for evaluation and parametric definition; integrate system parameters; perform dynamic analysis of closed-loop control systems; develop and conduct experiments with prototype components, subsystems, and total systems.
Citizenship Required?: Yes
Hiring Permanent Residents?: No
Hiring F-1 Visas?: No