Remote Sensing System Modeling and Simulation Specialist
|The Aerospace Corporation , El Segundo, CA, United States|
The Electro-Optical Sensor Performance Section within the Integrated Sensor Design and Analysis Department supports passive electro-optical remote sensing payload development and test with design and analysis. Projects range from short-turnaround prototypes through Class A satellites and from pre-proposal phases through on-orbit support. System design concepts are developed and analyzed against mission requirements. In a concurrent engineering environment, systems are evaluated collaboratively from an optical, thermal, and structural perspective to determine on-orbit performance.
- Perform modeling and simulation of radiometry, wavefront propagation and sensing, and diffraction effects for passive remote sensing electro-optical sensor systems including visible and infrared imagers and spectrometers.
- Support the development of new remote sensing concepts with modeling and simulation, including the development of technical performance requirements and in the assessment of proposed designs.
- Work independently and collaborate with senior staff and department management to solve challenging technical problems.
- Degree from an accredited university in optics, physics, electrical engineering or another related discipline.
- 5+ years of experience performing optical system modeling and simulation, either in the workforce and/or in the pursuit of an advanced degree.
- Demonstrated experience using a common processing language (e.g. MATLAB, Python, IDL, C/C++, Fortran) to implement solutions to problems in remote sensing.
- Strong analytic problem-solving skills relating to the performance of passive remote sensing electro-optical visible and infrared sensors, including topics such as: radiometry, radiative transfer, wavefront propagation and sensing, diffraction effects, detection theory, sensor performance metrics, and visible and infrared backgrounds.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work interactively and effectively with Air Force and government customers, and with contractor personnel.
- Must have or be able to obtain a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information TS/SCI SSBI security clearance.
- Advanced degree in optics, physics, electrical engineering or another related discipline.
- Experience using common codes to calculate atmospheric transmission as it relates to electro-optical radiometry (e.g. MODTRAN).
- Experience in phase retrieval techniques for optical system analysis.
- Demonstrated team leadership experience and mentoring of junior staff.