MIT Undergraduate Student Technical Assistant


MIT Undergraduate Student Technical Assistant - Externship


Future Wireless Communications Networks


Today’s world is but a fraction as interconnected as tomorrow’s world will be. Future communication networks will be primarily wireless links, not wired, to strive for the goal of ubiquitous connectivity. While most current wireless systems rely on immobile wired infrastructure, Group 65 (Tactical Networks) at MIT Lincoln Laboratory (a Federally Funded Research and Development Center) is developing communication networks that can be completely wireless and mobile as many scenarios where we rely most heavily on communications may not have the infrastructure required to provide the necessary communications. Imagine F-35s flying deep into enemy territory, their situational awareness continually updated by automatically aggregating information from many sources: on-board and off-board sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles, and even intelligence analysts.  This vital information is delivered reliably and instantaneously despite enemy jamming. Future communications systems and networks enable informational advantage in the air at Mach 2 as well as life-saving coordination in the rubble on the ground in emergency and disaster relief scenarios.


In your externship, you will work in tandem with cutting edge researchers in this field.  Specific projects can be tailored to your interests via mutual agreement, and can span many different approaches, from data analysis to high-level system design, and protocol implementations to system demonstrations.  Familiarity with Matlab, Python, and/or C++ is desirable, and familiarity with Linux networking software tools is a bonus.  Preference will be given to Electrical Engineering & Computer Science majors.


Requisition ID: 25508 

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