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Radar Engineer
Job CategoryElectrical or Hardware Engineering
Clearance LevelEligible to Obtain
LocationMassachusetts, Lexington
Req Code18:BC-D4-031
Job Description
Solidus is looking for a Radar Engineer to join a group that conducts research on integrated sensing and decision support architectures for Air Traffic Control.  The group is currently performing research and development into the impact of new generations of secondary surveillance systems on the National Airspace System (NAS), with two major approaches.  In the initial approach, the Project Team is analyzing system architecture, implementation, and operational use concepts to assess the impacts of proposed new systems on the NAS.  The results of this research are analyses used by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to determine the effects that the proposed new systems would have on the performance of already-deployed NAS systems.

The Group is also developing a suite of simulation tools to assess the impact of new or modified systems on the National Airspace System in a high fidelity simulated environment, called the NAS Surveillance Framework (NSF).  When complete, the NSF will include software models of all surveillance elements of the NAS, as well as the safety systems that operate in that surveillance environment.  The NSF will be used to assess new systems impacts quantitatively in a secure simulation environment.

The engineer will support the development and analysis of surveillance architectures that will span areas related to safe, efficient, and secure air traffic surveillance, situation assessment, and collision avoidance for conventional and unmanned aircraft.  The successful candidate will support analyses of proposed new sensors and in the development of the NSF, as well as support NSF results to assess the impact of new surveillance systems on the NAS prior to actual operation in the NAS.

- Surveillance systems analyses, system modeling, simulation, and data analysis
- Participate in test planning, data collection and flight test operations
- Participate in analysis and presentation of field test data
- Support other NSF and ACAS X systems analysis and development personnel to assess the impacts of proposed new surveillance systems
- Specify models of surveillance systems for simulation
- Participate in the implementation and testing of the NSF
- Assignment includes module and system tests to ensure proper implementation

- US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance; current clearance preferred
- MS in Electrical Engineering or physics with a minimum of three years of directly related experience; or BS in EE or physics with a minimum of five years of directly related experience
- Experience in a variety of tools such as MATLAB and Java/C++
- General knowledge in the fields of electro-magnetic theory, probability theory and software development
- Ability to analyze operational problems in detail and to develop deployable solutions 
- Ability to work as part of a team

Experience and knowledge in the following areas are required:
- Secondary (beacon) surveillance system architecture and design
- Digital signal processing and target tracking
- Automatic dependent surveillance  broadcast (ADS-B) systems
- Airborne collision avoidance systems
- Specifying, developing, and verifying models and simulations
- Specifying and developing real-time surveillance data processing and visualization tools
- Specifying computer systems architecture and design for real-time data collection and archiving

A highly successful candidate will have the following special skills:
- Familiarity with air traffic surveillance and control
- Analysis script development in MATLAB
- Familiarity with parallel processing and inter-process communication
- Design and coding using object-oriented programming languages such as java and C/C++
- Developing, debugging, and executing software in Windows and Linux environments
- Source code and version control management, with revision control systems such as SVN or Git
- Agile software engineering process experience

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