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Flight Controls Engineer

  • Location:
    Poway, California
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  • Contract Type:
    Contract/Temp to Hire

Primary responsibilities involve analysis of aided inertial navigation systems of various fidelities, including navigation and tactical grade Embedded GPS/INS, radar tracking/MEMS and precision landing systems such as JPALS.  Applicant must be able to analyze navigation system performance in simulation, laboratory and flight testing, and resolve navigation system anomalies observed in simulation, lab, van and flight test.  Duties also involve performing sensor trade studies and sensor selection, implementation of INS aiding and alignment methods, defining requirements and interface description, hardware characterization and testing, development of navigation algorithms and software, and characterization of navigation sensors for simulation models incorporating dynamics and environmental effects.
Qualifications include:
Applied knowledge of navigation and tactical grade Inertial Measurement Units and Inertial Navigation System
Experience developing or modifying Matlab, SIMULINK and C
Experience in navigation design and performance analysis related to aerospace vehicles
GPS and GPS augmentation methods
Applied knowledge of optimal estimation techniques such as the Extended Kalman filter and unscented Kalman filters, and analysis of random processes.
Experience using GPS both as a navigation aiding source and standalone
Experience in the ways in which GPS can be compromised, degraded or jammed, and mitigation methods for these cases
Experience in development of modeling and simulation tools, especially Covariance Analysis and Monte Carlo simulation
Applied knowledge of various navigation sensor systems such as JPALS, Radar, differential GPS and MEMs IMUs.
Experience working as part of a GNC team and understanding of the role navigation plays

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