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Staff Navigation and Controls Engineer

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking a Staff Navigation and Controls Engineer in Westford, MA.


These sensor systems utilize highly accurate Navigation & Control systems in order to isolate the line-of-sight (LOS) from aircraft motions, plus for pointing to imaging targets as well as obtaining geolocation information. The individual will join an experienced interdisciplinary team of engineers working in a collaborative environment, with the responsibility of developing & implementing guidance and control systems.

The main responsibilities include:
  • Derive the Navigation & Control system requirements and functionally architect a system to meet the requirement under size & power constraints.
  • Design and/or implement Navigation & Control algorithms to perform under 6DOF aircraft motion.
  • Perform model based analysis of the various aspects of the system including stability, performance, robustness and mission objective analysis.

  • Master's degree in Aerospace, Controls, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics with 5+ years Control or Navigation Systems experience.     
  • PhD in Control or Navigation Engineering with 3+ years Control or Navigation Systems experience is highly preferred.

Basic Requirements:

  • US Citizenship.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in appropriate disciple and 7 year's experience or an advanced degree in the appropriate disciple and 5 years experience.

Required Experience & Qualification:

  • Navigation solution design and implementation for ISR sensing systems.
  • Airborne GPS/Antenna Electronics integration.
  • Inertial instrument expertise.

Preferred Experience & Qualification:

  • Modernized GPS products experience.
  • Modeling and estimation/Kalman filtering experience.
  • Sensor fusion and PNT experience.

Job Number: 1910107091
Job Location: Westford, MA
Duration: 24 months
Input Date: 11/01/2019
Attention: Stephanie Spolzino
Address: 50 FOUNDERS PLAZA STE 304
City, State: EAST HARTFORD, CT 06108
Phone: 860/289-2643
800 Phone: 866/636-4723
Fax Phone: 800/556-5284

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