Investigation on the Effect of Altitude on UAV Eng
at ORAU/ORISE DoD Programs

Date Posted: 11/26/2018

Opportunity Description

Investigation on the Effect of Altitude on UAV Engine Combustion and Performance The ARL Small Engine Altitude Research Facility (SMEARF) is used to investigate the effects of altitude on small UAV engine combustion and performance. Detailed engine combustion and performance analysis shall be performed for various small UAV engines at various altitude conditions. The candidate shall have a profound understanding of engine combustion processes and analytical skills to perform engine performance and heat release analysis. The candidate shall use the ARL engine performance and combustion analysis tools and have an opportunity to improve the existing tools. The candidate shall also support to operate the unique altitude facility for small engines.

Opportunity Snapshot

About Us

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Program that allow senior scientists, faculty; high school, bachelor’s, masters’ and doctoral students, and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience in projects and activities at our Department of Defense (DOD) and other Government and Private Industry customers’ laboratories and research facilities worldwide.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

Research opportunities include, but are not limited to the following disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Anthropology, Archeology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Science, Entomology, Epidemiology, Ergonomics, Geology, Health Education Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Physics, Public Health Economics, Public Health Policy, and more.

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