In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.
The Aerospace Corporation’s Digital Communications Implementation Department uses software-defined radio and FPGA technology to design digital transceivers and prototypes of novel DSP algorithms. We conduct our own research and development and in this position, you can have the opportunity to innovate in algorithm design.
- Design and prototyping of digital communication systems, GNSS receivers and/or alternative navigation techniques in software radio
- Simulation and analysis of signal processing performance using Python
- Research pertaining to novel signal processing algorithms, RF spectrum classification, and spectrum sharing
- Implementation of software and FPGA hardware for various sensors and communication systems deployed on small-form-factor satellites (CubeSats)
- Candidate will work on a diverse set of projects. It is very important to be hands-on, willing to learn and be comfortable in working in an environment with engineers of diverse backgrounds and expertise.
- Degree from an accredited university in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or another related field
- At least 2 years of professional engineering experience
- Proficiency with one or more of the following: C/C++, Python, VHDL/Verilog
- Understanding in an area of digital signal processing, digital communications, GNSS/GPS positioning and navigation, or alternative navigation techniques
- Experience troubleshooting digital hardware designs in the laboratory
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- This position requires the eligibility to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a clearance
- Experience using GNURadio, USRPs, and the RFNoC framework
- Experience implementing FPGAs using Vivado and VHDL/Verilog
- Experience programming GPUs
- Experience with DSP algorithm design and implementation
- Experience with RF lab equipment (spectrum analyzers, network analyzers)