Personnel will provide Systems, Mechanical, Electrical and Test Engineering support to the Armament Directorate EB. Armament Systems to be supported include air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, guided and unguided bombs, cluster bomb units, nuclear payload guidance and control, directed energy systems, warheads, fuzes, seekers/sensors, ammunition, bomb racks, pylons, aerial targets, airborne test and air combat training and integrated instrumentation systems, radars, threat generators and simulators, Munitions Material Handling Equipment (MMHE), containers, and air base operability equipment.
Provide knowledge and experience in analyzing host aircraft/store compatibility requirements and developing interface control documents for captive carriage and release/launch of Armament Systems in compliance with MIL-STD-1760, MIL-STD-3014, MIL-A-8591, and Universal Armament Interface (UAI) protocols. This involves knowledge and experience in the mechanical, aerodynamic, electrical, logical, and logistical compatibility between US and foreign fighter/bomber/UAV aircraft, suspension and release equipment, and stores (including their embedded computer hardware and software systems). This also requires knowledge and experience with aircraft and store electrical power and avionics systems (i.e., seeker, sensors, fire control, mission computer, pilot/vehicle interface, stores management system, GPS, inertial navigation systems, control actuators). Knowledge and experience also required in the establishment and management of Interface Control Working Groups (ICWGs), and the development of Interface Control Plans (ICPs).
- Integration of weapons and carriage systems into the aircraft and/or airborne platform Operational Flight Programs (OFPs).
- Management of the development, update, and assessment of proposed changes to mission planning systems such as the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) to support the activities necessary to accomplish mission planning for weapon systems.
- Aircraft integration activities such as Interface Control Working Groups (ICWG), interface management groups, aircraft integration meetings, and aircraft Systems Integration Laboratory (SIL) test activities to ensure an operator’s perspective of aircraft integration and employment are successfully accomplished for weapon and carriage systems.
- Airworthiness certification activities, to include: participation in testing, flight clearance, safe separation and jettison testing, development of documentation to support airworthiness certification by USAF, Department of the Navy (DoN) and platform certification agencies.
- Evaluating and defining system and subsystem interfaces. These interfaces include but are not limited to aircraft interfaces, ground subsystem interfaces, and interfaces associated with participant interoperability within the network (characteristics of which include radio frequency (RF), link margin, RF bandwidth and baseband modulation).
- Master of Science in Engineering PreferredElectrical Engineering
- Secret clearance to start able to obtain a TS/SCI.