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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 92-Summer Research Program Intern-Space Domain Awareness in Westford, Massachusetts

The Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group develops and operates electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and radio frequency (RF) sensors and resilient space systems critical to our National Security and to National space science. We support sensor development and operations with some of the world’s most exquisite optical and radar systems at locations including the Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex (LSSC) in Westford, MA, the Experimental Test Site in Socorro, NM, the U. S. Army Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, and the Space Surveillance Telescope in Exmouth, Australia.

Our team regularly develops projects from fundamental concepts and sees them through to successful demonstrations. Recent examples include transmitter and receiver upgrades on the world’s most sensitive radars, integration of a state-of-the-art space telescope, advanced signal processing, high resolution image processing, multi-sensor data fusion, and long-baseline coherent receive apertures.

Job Description

The Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group is seeking a Summer Intern to help design and build the next generation of space surveillance sensors and architectures. Activities may include scientific programming, data analysis, hardware development, fabrication, testing, and documentation. This position will be located at the Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex in Westford, MA.

The successful candidate must be actively enrolled in a PhD, MS or BS degree program in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics/Astronautics Engineering or other relevant technical field. Applicants must have familiarity with C/C++, MATLAB, Python, or other scientific programming languages and skills and experience in one or more of the following areas: signal processing, aerospace applications, remote sensing applications, hardware fabrication, or electronics integration and test.

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.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

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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