Missile RF Seeker Design Engineer

Telephonics Corporation   •  

Columbia, MD

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


15+ years

Posted 43 days ago

Job Description

The Systems Engineering Group is seeking a Missile RF Seeker Design Engineer. SEG provides an intellectually stimulating environment with excellent opportunities for technical and leadership growth.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing requirements for and designs of missile terminal homing RF seekers
  • Active and passive seeker design including antenna, transmit and receive subsystems
  • Develop and use tools to model existing missile RF seekers and examine potential designs
  • Develop and implement RF detection processing
  • Develop and implement Automatic gain control algorithms
  • Develop and implement Track loop processing algorithms
  • Develop and implement Target identification/discrimination algorithms
  • Develop and implement Electronic countermeasure protection
  • Develop and implement Gimbal-server control loop algorithms
  • Analyze, Design, and Implement Waveforms and associated signal processing design
  • Analyze, Design, and Implement ECCM features e.g. HOJ, guard channel, LPI, etc. and associated decision logic
  • Present technical work to group members, management, and customers
  • Write technical memos and white papers that summarize research, threat capabilities, or other areas of interest or concern
  • Provide a technical expertise at meetings with DoD officials, laboratories, and industry partners
  • Participate in design reviews for Naval AAW and MDA BMD systems

Required Skills

Required Qualification:

  • B.S. Required, prefer MS or PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering degree

  • 15+ years of relevant experience

  • Strong background in seeker RF detection processing, automatic gain control, track loop processing, target identification/discrimination, electronic countermeasure protection, gimbal-server loop control
  • Understanding of RF fuzing, guided-integrated fuzing
  • Ability to work independently or on a team
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well through written documentation and oral presentations
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret or higher-level clearance
  • Design and analysis experience in RF antennas, front ends and transmitters.
  • Knowledge of active, passive and semi-active homing.
  • Experience with various radar waveforms and their associated processing.
  • Experience in the design and development of signal processing, in both analog and digital domains.
  • Experience in the design and development of guidance control loops and filtering.
  • Knowledge of mixed signal (digital and analog) circuits and MMICs.
  • Experience with radar and antenna testing.
  • Familiarity with flight testing.
  • Detailed knowledge of detection, detection errors and ambiguity resolution.
  • Knowledge of interfaces between seeker and missile (RF datalinks, uplink/downlinks).
  • Familiarity with handoff between missile and (ground/ship based) combat system.
  • Familiarity with command guidance.
  • Familiarity with terminal control of missiles and warheads (impact, detonation), fuzing and safety systems.
  • Superb analytical, logical, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computational skills (C/C++, Fortran, MATLAB, or equivalent) required, with parallel processing experiencepreferred
  • Must flourish in an open and collaborative environment
  • Highly motivated and driven.