Sr Prncpl Engr Gdnce Nav Ctrl

Designs, develops, implements, verifies and tests algorithms and software and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control of aircraft, submersibles, missiles and launch vehicles during powered and coast phases of launch and flight, as well as during staging events. Navigation functions include the statistical processing of measured data points and their substitution into algorithms simulating physical reality. Guidance functions include the formulation of specific equations to achieve a desired position or orientation in space. Control design and analyses processes consist of the development of the control laws and hardware and software requirements for aircraft, missiles or launch vehicles.Designs, develops, implements, verifies and tests algorithms and software and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control of aircraft, spacecraft, submersibles, surface ships, missiles, launch vehicles and upper stages during powered and coast phases of launch, flight, earth orbit, interplanetary cruise and orbital insertion, as well as during staging events. Navigation functions include the statistical processing of measured data points and their substitution into algorithms simulating physical reality. Guidance functions include the formulation of specific equations to achieve a desired position, orientation or orbit in space. Control design and analyses processes consist of the development of the control laws and hardware and software requirements for aircraft, launch vehicles and/or spacecraft.
Basic Qualifications:

B.S., M.S. or PhD in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace or Systems Engineering or a closely related field.
Industrial work experience in model development, requirements definition, GNC algorithm analysis and synthesis and familiarity with both modern and classical control design techniques.
Hardware, field test and Defense/Aerospace domain experience is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:
Using first principles to develop math models of physical systems
Classical methods for analysis and synthesis of control algorithms
Modern (state space) methods for analysis and synthesis of control algorithms
Optimal control techniques
Non-linear control techniques
Working experience with guidance algorithms
Proficiency with MATLAB/Simulink software tools and related toolboxes
Implementation of control/navigation algorithms in a real hardware application system
Test performance predictions and test data reconciliation
Model reduction techniques

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