The Interceptor and Sensor Technology Group supports the development of advanced technologies and systems for applications to the surveillance, tracking, and intercept of targets by air and missile defense systems. These programs support the Missile Defense Agency as well as the military services. The technology and system development efforts also support the evolution of advanced ballistic missile defense concepts and capabilities as well as new ground, airborne, and space-based sensors for data collection. The emphasis of the group's work is on advanced sensors and algorithms, missile guidance, mission simulations, laboratory and field/flight tests, data extraction and processing, and data reduction and analysis.
The Interceptor and Sensor Technology Group supports the development of advanced technologies and systems for application to sensors and interceptor missiles to be used in future surveillance, ballistic missile defense and air defense systems. The Group is currently supporting programs in the development of air and space-based visible/IR surveillance and tracking for ballistic missile defense. The group is also developing and evaluating seeker and missile system technology. These programs cover a range of activities including advanced electro-optical sensors and algorithms, mission simulations and modeling, laboratory and field/flight tests, and data reduction and analysis.
The candidate will work on a variety of projects that involve system analysis, measurement, experiments and modeling of EO/IR sensors and interceptor seekers. This will involve simulation and performance modeling of optical sensors, missile guidance, and phenomenology to predict system performance. The candidate should have a good understanding of optical systems and phenomenology and have demonstrated an ability to use software simulation tools, such as MATLAB, to create models of optical systems and missile systems. Experience with using standard optical instrumentation and laboratory techniques, modeling optical systems, phenomenology or guidance systems is a plus.
The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work on a variety of technical problems, both individually and as a member of a team. The candidate should demonstrate initiative in seeking out and creating opportunities for test and measurement efforts across a wide variety of optical sensor programs.
PhD or in lieu of PhD, MS with 5 years experience; Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optics, Physics or Mathematics; 3.7 minimum GPA.
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.