MIT UROP Technical Assistant

The Interceptor & Sensor Technology group supports the development of advanced technologies and systems for application to interceptor missiles to be used in future ballistic missile defense systems. These programs support the Missile Defense Agency as well as the military services in developing elements of the planned ballistic missile defense system. The technology and system development efforts also support the evolution of advanced ballistic missile defense concepts and capabilities as well as new ground, airborne, and space-based sensors for data collection. The emphasis of the group's work is on advanced sensors and algorithms, missile guidance, mission simulations, laboratory and field/flight tests, and data reduction and analysis.


Research Area: Remote Sensing


A large fraction of the work at Lincoln Laboratory revolves around remote sensing with passive and active sensors.  Accordingly, there is a need for a set of utilities to answer basic questions that pop up in the day-to-day work with signatures, measurement sensitivities, and sensor viewing geometries.  Specifically, such calculations include radar cross sections and the radar range equation; Planckian blackbody and reflected radiation; visible and infrared sensor noise; and trajectories, orbital dynamics and sensor viewing geometries. Smartphones and tablets with their portability, high resolution displays and considerable computing resources are an attractive platform for such utilities.  This desired end product of this effort would be an app titled BALLID (Basic Apps for Lincoln Laboratory IOS Devices).  In order to achieve this goal, the Group needs an individual with experience in the appropriate coding environments and a good understanding of physics and electrical engineering.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Full time