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Senior Antenna and Radar Researcher - SEAL

Submit Resume ID: 496880
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Antenna, Embedded Systems, Hardware Development/Design, Electromagnetics, Electronic Warfare, Modeling/Simulation, Radar, RF, Testing, Threat Systems

Job Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is searching for a senior antenna and radar engineer/scientist to join the Antenna Systems Division (ASD) of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL). The research areas of the division include phased array antenna systems, electromagnetic modeling and simulation, antenna test and measurement, high power microwave directed energy systems, and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC). We value bright and intellectually curious professionals and provide a work environment that allows work/life balance and opportunity. We invite you to look for opportunities at GTRI.

The successful candidate will have the requisite technical education and experience in at least one of the following core technical areas. The responsibilities of the senior antenna and radar engineer/scientist include experience leading technical teams, mentoring junior researchers, executing externally sponsored as well as GTRI internal research and development projects, and pursuing proposal efforts. The position is based in Smyrna, GA at Georgia Tech's Cobb County Research Facility (CCRF). Some travel may be required in meeting and presenting research to customers, developing business, and experimenting/demonstrating prototype systems and technology.

Phased array antenna system research:

  • Design and development of highly integrated active phased array antenna systems,
  • Independent technical assessment of phased array systems, including foreign threat radar and electronic warfare systems,
  • Development of next-generation digital beamforming hardware and techniques,

Electromagnetic modeling and research:

  • Antenna performance as installed on platforms (using FEKO),
  • Radar Cross Section (RCS) modeling and predictions (using XPATCH),
  • Array radiator design for finite arrays (using HFSS)
  • EMI/EMC analysis of printed circuit board designs

Antenna test and calibration research:

  • Near-field and Far-Field antenna range testing from VHF to W-Band
  • Antenna range calibration techniques,
  • Calibration techniques for highly integrated active phased array antennas,
  • EMI/EMC testing to MIL-STD-461

High power microwave research area:

  • Independent technical assessment of HPM systems,
  • Electromagnetic Theory and Phenomenology,
  • Advancing the state of the art in HPM technology,
  • Modeling antennas for high-power usage

MMIC research area:

  • Research and development in next-generation integrated circuits for active antennas,
  • RF and digital circuit integration using silicon germanium and related semiconductors
  • High power amplifier design with GaN, GAs, or other semiconductors

Job Duties

  • Leading teams, developing proposals, and mentoring junior research engineers
  • Supporting externally sponsored as well as internal research and development projects
  • Designing and developing novel component technology to support antenna and phased-array systems
  • Performing high-fidelity modeling and simulation of antennas and their performance within radar systems
  • Testing and evaluating electromagnetic performance of antennas and supporting components
  • Evaluating the impact of high power microwave systems and countermeasures
  • Prototyping phased-array antennas
  • Assessing foreign phased-array radar systems

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering; Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

4+ years experience for Ph.D. holders or 7+ years experience for Masters' holders in at least one of the following areas:

  • Array design, modeling, and analysis using Matlab, Simulink, HFSS, FEKO, CST, or similar
  • Electromagnetic modeling of antennas using HFSS, FEKO, or similar
  • Testing, measurement, and integration of RF devices and antennas
  • Modeling of HPM effects using Simulink or similar
  • Schematic capture and RF PCB layout using Altium or similar
  • Expertise in electromagnetic theory, phased array antenna theory, digital beamforming, or adaptive signal processing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secret Clearance
  • Background/experience in more than one of the areas in Minimum Required Qualifications

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.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits

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.

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