The Airborne Radar Systems and Techniques Group develops radar systems and technology to solve challenges for defense and national security applications. We tackle sensing and data exploitation problems in a comprehensive manner by combining underlying physics, RF hardware, and signal processing techniques to innovate novel systems. The group's many resources, including an airborne radar testbed on a small aircraft, an electronic warfare test facility, and GPU-powered Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning laboratory enable data collection, algorithm development, prototyping, and evaluation. Concepts often begin with modeling and simulation and quickly move to field experimentation to fuel data-driven development. Key research areas include: waveform design, adaptive signal processing including MIMO and distributed sensing, deep neural networks for target classification and sensor control automation, and small form-factor RF subsystems. Principal staff expertise in the group includes systems analysis, digital signal processing, radar tracking and imaging, experimental physics, and hardware development and integration.
A radar engineer with a strong background in hardware, EW, and/or radar signal processing is needed to architect and develop airborne radar systems and prototypes. The position will focus on development, implementation, test, and evaluation of advanced airborne radar and electronic warfare (EW) technologies with an emphasis on airborne surveillance radars performing moving target indication (MTI), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR), high range resolution (HRR) target imaging, and machine learning-based image exploitation. The ideal candidate should have a broad understanding of radar systems, but should also be capable of diving deep into one or more of the various aspects of concept realization, some examples of which are radar architecture, RF hardware, and signal processing.
- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Math or related field.
- In lieu of a Ph.D., an MS in the above areas with a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience will be considered.
- In addition, 5 years or more of relevant design experience, a hands-on system realization and testing background is preferred.
- Candidates must possess demonstrated team leadership qualities, and effective communications skills.
- Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret level DoD security clearance
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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.
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.