Next Generation UAV Platform Mechanics
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 2/10/2019

Opportunity Description

A next generation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is envisioned to perform unpresented capabilities in terms of speed, range, and reliability, while employing drastically improved efficiency of performance. The future vision entails novel approaches to mechanics that will enable revolutionary efficiency in passive response to exploit the energies of external stimuli. Further advances in actuation and active material systems will enable massive reconfigurability to eliminate the 'family-of-systems' approach to UAV platform configuration designs. Prior UAV solutions have tended to rely upon point-wise designs. The Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD) is seeking to appoint a senior researcher with relevant education and experience. In collaboration with ARL senior scientists, the candidate selected will contribute to VTD's concept, design, and approach to incorporating next generation thought into a coherent philosophy for the re-envisioning of configurable, reliable, efficient, and scalable UAV solutions. The knowledge gained through the research necessary to develop new manufacturing methods and processes to most effectively and efficiently use new UAV technologies will prove invaluable for the senior researcher selected.

Opportunity Snapshot

About Us

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

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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