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SLAM Navigation Engineer

A-Tech Corporation, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Employer Description

A-Tech Corporation, d.b.a. Applied Technology Associates (ATA), is a privately-held, Hispanic-owned small business and headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  ATA also has operations in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Huntsville, Alabama, Chantilly, Virginia, Greenbelt MD and White Sands Missile Range. 

ATA is an advanced technology and products company that delivers space, airborne, and ground-based systems to government, aerospace, and commercial customers for imaging, high energy laser, inertial navigation, space systems, and laser communications applications with specialization in precision pointing, line-of-sight stabilization, and real-time software and controls products and systems.  ATA has numerous engineering and program management positions open.

ATA develops embedded processing systems for commercial and DoD applications. Our primary focus involves the application of state-of-the art, FPGA and System-On-Chip (SOC) devices to high performance video processing, adaptive optics, laser communications, imaging sensors, and a wide range of real-time control systems for inertial measurement units, fast steering mirrors, and stabilized telescopes.  ATA is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in working within a small, agile, innovative team and who share a strong desire to create a work environment that is highly collaborative, rewarding and fun.   

 

Job Description

 Applied Technology Associates (ATA) is seeking a SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) and Navigation Engineer in support to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Advanced Technology (SVAT) contract. 

ATA is supporting AFRL in a variety of areas related to the design and flight of space vehicles.  One of those areas is in the application and implementation of SLAM-based and multi-target tracking algorithms for the guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) for spacecraft. 

ATA is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in working within a small, agile, innovative team supporting Air Force projects and who share a strong desire to create a work environment that is highly collaborative, rewarding, and fun. 

The successful candidate will serve as an engineer within AFRL/ATA’s GNC team and contribute to a collection of projects to help with the development of SLAM, navigation, and multi-target tracking algorithms and their implementation in a variety of programming languages.  Current projects include support to three different laboratories for the purposes of raising the technology readiness levels (TRLs) of GNC algorithms and software. 

The projects focus on the development and implementation of navigation algorithms and SLAM techniques for rendezvous and proximity operations of one spacecraft around another and from robotic assembly of spacecraft while on orbit.  The laboratories emulate many aspects of spacecraft flight providing real-time testbeds and verification and validation platforms for GNC and related algorithms and software. 

We work in a heavily MATLAB-based environment, using MATLAB for modelling, simulation, testing, data analysis, and algorithm development and Simulink for the majority of our flight code development.

Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited program
  • S. citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance
  • Experience implementing SLAM-based and navigation algorithms
  • Experience with advanced estimation algorithms
  • Experience with multi-target tracking algorithms

Preferred Education and Experience

  • D. in Engineering or Computer Science from an accredited program
  • Active security clearance
  • Dissertation in applications and implementations of SLAM or multi-target tracking
  • Background in spacecraft dynamics and/or guidance, navigation, and control
  • Experience programming in C/C++
  • Experience with revision control systems such as Git

 

Primary Location: Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM

Relocation Available: Possible

 

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
11 March 2019
CLOSES
10 April 2019
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
REQUIRED EDUCATION
Masters Degree
SALARY (USD)
Open
JOB FUNCTION
Engineer
FIELD
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors
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