The Opto-Electronics (OE) Branch in the Electro-Optical Systems Innovation Division (EOSID) with the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) seeks a Student Assistant (SA) starting the Fall 2021 semester. The candidate will work with teams on projects which identify novel EO/IR sensing modalities, analyze and develop prototype optical systems and associated algorithms, and identify electro-optical hardware/software components (lenses, telescopes, modulators, detectors, amplifiers, computing architectures, etc.) required to implement the aforementioned systems.
EOSID’s research is performed in all areas of the imaging chain. From basic geometric/radiometric modeling and analysis, through design and fabrication, to test and evaluation in the field, our team provides subject matter expertise to our customers in order to solve their most challenging problems. Our portfolio consists of research programs in and related to the following application areas: Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Undersea Warfare; Atmospheric Optics; Tactical Imaging, e.g. Degraded Visual Environments (DVE); Automatic Target Recognition; Intelligence Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED); Free-space Optical Communications; Space Situational Awareness (SSA); Tagging, Tracking, and Locating (TTL); Remote Sensing; etc.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Student Assistant/Research Assistant
• Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Software Engineering, Imagining Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computer Science or a related discipline.
• 2.5 or higher GPA
• Must be registered for at least 6 credit hours with your university during working semesters
• Experience in 1 or more programming languages (C, C++, Python, Java, ROS, etc..)
• Experience in FPGA programming (Verilog, VHDL, etc..)
• Experience with design, development, and integration of embedded electronic systems
• Experience with Lidar and/or optical testing equipment
• Task/team leadership experience
• Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
• Familiarity with Linux and open source tools
• Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas
Hours per Week
10–20 hours per week
U.S. Citizenship Requirements
Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.
Clearance Type Required
Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.
Housing and Relocation
Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.