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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 92-Summer Research Program Intern in Lexington, Massachusetts

The mission of the Advanced Sensors and Techniques group is to develop and demonstrate tactically-relevant space situational awareness (SSA) in support of space control. The group focuses on the techniques, operational concepts, and advanced sensor systems that are needed to obtain timely and predictive information about space objects. This work is enabled by hands-on access to an operational network of space surveillance sensor systems. The group operates the Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex (LSSC), comprising the Millstone radar, Haystack Ultra-wideband Satellite Imaging Radar (HUSIR), and the Haystack Auxiliary (HAX) radar. The group is also responsible for the space mission at the Reagan Test Site (RTS) on Kwajalein. The Lexington Space Situational Awareness Center (LSSAC) serves as a central mission-support center and data-fusion node, with data feeds from the entire Space Surveillance Network and prototype sensor systems including the 3.5-meter Space Surveillance Telescope. These systems form a test range that is used to develop and demonstrate novel tactical SSA techniques such as optics-cued radar search, high-interest object monitoring, high-value asset neighborhood watch, and new launch custody.

The group seeks an intern to work in a team environment to address a broad range of technical questions of importance to the U.S. use of space. Technical areas include development of advanced sensors and techniques to benefit U.S. space situational awareness, space based intelligence, and surveillance and reconnaissance. Work involves hardware development, data analysis, mathematical modeling and software simulation of tracking systems, including space vehicles and their subsystems as well as radars, optical sensors and integrated networks for surveillance of the space environment.

The successful candidate must be pursuing a BS, MSc, or PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering . Experience with MATLAB, C++, and XML are useful. Knowledge of C, Unix and Java is desired. Must have demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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.

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