Opto-Electrical Intern-EOSL- Fall 2024 (Undergraduate/Graduate)

Submit Resume ID: 499555
Type: Students: Intern
Location: Atlanta, GA
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The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit, applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Founded in 1934 as the Engineering Experiment Station, GTRI has grown to more than 2,900 employees, supporting eight laboratories in over 20 locations around the country and performing more than $940 million of problem-solving research annually for government and industry. GTRI's renowned researchers combine science, engineering, economics, policy, and technical expertise to solve complex problems for the U.S. federal government, state, and industry.

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Job Description

This job is for an internship position to work in the Opto-Electronics (OE) Branch in the Electro-Optical Systems Innovation Division (EOSID) within the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) for the Fall 2024 semester.

The candidate will work with teams on projects that identify novel Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensing modalities, analyze and develop prototype optical systems and associated electronics and algorithms, and identify electro-optical hardware/software components (lenses, telescopes, modulators, detectors, amplifiers, computing architectures, etc.) required to implement the aforementioned systems.

EOSID specializes in the complete optical imaging and remote sensing chain, from the analysis, design, development, integration, test and evaluation of imaging and sensing systems, to the processing, exploitation, and visualization of data and imagery. Upon completion of the initial design, EOSID researchers integrate various optical sensors (UV/Vis/IR) to include cameras, lidar systems, ultrasonics, environmental imagers and instruments, and RF antennas on a multitude of manned and unmanned platforms such as UAVs, high altitude balloons, airplanes, helicopters, robotic applications, and numerous ground station applications. EOSID makes critical contributions to national defense in the domains of Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), Directed Energy (DE), and Under Sea Warfare (USW).

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s, Master's, or Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Software Engineering, Imaging Science, Optical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Experience in one or more programming languages (C, C++, Python, MATLAB, Java, ROS, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with design, development, and integration of embedded electronic systems
  • Experience developing image processing and/or computer vision algorithms
  • Experience with lidar and/or remote sensing instrumentation
  • Experience with optical detectors and testing equipment
  • Experience implementing algorithms using one or more of the following: C/C++, Python, and/or MATLAB
  • 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

40 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.

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