Theoretical and analytical guidance technologies
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 9/14/2019

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Theoretical and analytical guidance technologies Located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the U.S Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army’s central laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. Exceptional candidates with MA in mathematics and numerical sciences are sought in the area of ballistics research; guidance, navigation, and control (GNC); sensor development; direct fire and indirect fire munition flight dynamics; experimental ballistics experience with design and execution of various in-situ diagnostic devices. This research opportunity aligns with the ARL S&T Campaign in the Sciences-for-Lethality with research efforts related to desired effects at standoff ranges for moving targets in access denied environments to improve the performance of future Army systems. Required qualification: MA in mathematics and numerical sciences. Experience related to ballistics research; guidance, navigation, and control (GNC); guided projectiles; efficient divert authority; weapon sensor development; MEMS inertial sensors; direct fire and indirect fire munition flight dynamics; experimental ballistics experience with design and execution of various in-situ diagnostic devices are highly desirable. Experience with Wavemetrics - Igor software and guided trajectory codes closely related to PRODAS software is also highly desirable. U.S. citizens only. Keywords: ordnance projectile, sensor development, guidance technology, diagnostics

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