Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer, Orlando, FL
Job ID: 461768BR
Date posted: Dec. 07, 2018
Program: TOAR and GNC Engineers
Description:Seeking a Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer to work with team partners who are employing sensors in a collaborative, autonomous sensing system. The GNC Engineer will provide analysis of sensor algorithm performance when operating in an autonomous UAS. The GNC Engineer will support integration of a sensor fusion engine and sensor controls with the autonomous system. Algorithm architecture and interface development will also be supported. The GNC Engineer will also support integration and testing of algorithms in virtual simulation, processor, HWIL, and flight test.
Some of the duties include developing and/or integrating models of flight environment, sensors, mass properties and aerodynamics. The GNC Engineer should understand basic flight mechanics and equations of motion governing a six degree of freedom (6DOF) flight simulation. This integrated flight simulation (IFS) will include truth models as well as representative flight software and statistical error sources used for Monte-Carlo simulation runs. the candidate will be responsible for pre-flight performance prediction simulation runs as well as post-flight reconstruction including model verification and validation with collected flight test data.
The GNC engineer should have strong problem-solving skills and be able to identify and correct any unexplained artifacts in the simulation results or flight test data. Strong analytical and math skills are required specifically in the areas of controls, state dynamic equations, linear algebra and statistics. Experience with object-oriented programming in C++ is required. Experience developing flight controls and or target tracking algorithms is highly desired.
Candidate must demonstrate the ability to perform the following Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) assignments:
Perform Missile 6DOF simulation design and analysis and Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) design and simulation analysis.
Develop and analyze guidance, navigation and autopilot algorithms.
Design target tracking systems which generally include target state estimation and target/detection association.
Demonstrate experience with optimal state estimation filters such as KALMAN and Extended KALMAN filter (EKF).Perform design and analyses of terrestrial navigation and navigation state error estimation.
Contribute to the definition of an operational flight program (OFP) with integrated high fidelity 6DOF simulations.
Support preflight system performance assessment and post flight verification analyses.
Demonstrate strong math skills in the areas of linear algebra, matrix math, statistics, trigonometry, and coordinate transformation.
Demonstrate mastery of MATLAB and C/C++ programming.
Ability to obtain an Interim security clearance and considered a US Citizen
Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) simulation experience is desired. Flight software integration and verification experience is also a plus. Experience with Embedded Software, RF/EO knowledge, and experience programming in FORTRAN is also a plus.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Business Unit: ESS0385 MISSILES AND FIRE CONTROL
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Systems Engineering: Other
Clearance Level: Secret
Virtual Location: no
Work Schedule: FLEX9x80A-Friday off in 2nd week w/flex hrs/day