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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

General Technical Services, LLC Washington, DC

Washington, DC
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Job Description:

This Position is for an Engineer or Scientist supporting the Electro-Optics and Photonics Division within the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD. GTS is seeking an Engineer specializing in Electro Optics to perform on an Obsolescence Trade Study for the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight (MTADS) targeting sensor currently fielded on the Apache Helicopter. The current configuration is experiencing growing cost, and availability, obsolescence and manufacturing source problems. The objective of this study is to identify alternate configurations and trade spaces to allow continued production and sustainment of the sensor equipment that meets the Army s near- and long-term needs. MTADS uses a Standard Advanced Dewar Assembly (SADA) I detector. This study will: identify for the receiver, candidate staring LWIR Focal Plane Array (FPA) to replace the existing SADA I receiver and recommendations on minor changes to the fore-optics; evaluate for the receiver and fore optics, solid state and hybrid systems. Trade space will include SWIR, MWIR, LWIR and dual band (MWIR/LWIR) solutions to identify viable design concepts and to develop requirements and roadmaps; and include a small wargame analysis comparing each of the sensor concepts through use of time to engage target and range to engage target metrics. PrerequisitesU.S. citizenship requiredAbility to secure a security clearance Skills/KnowledgeA degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related discipline.Experience with electro optic sensors and/or components.Systems Engineering experience particularly with avionics systems (preferably military systems)Experience with deriving requirementsExcellent oral and written communications skills.

Company Description:

Founded in 1986, General Technical Services, L.L.C (GTS) provides on- and off-site technical (research and development), management, administrative support, technology development, integration, prototyping, and technology insertion for the development of optical and RF electronic sensors and devices and traditional and alternative power sources to US Government agencies and their prime contractors, universities, and industry partners. GTS is a Veteran Owned Small Business. Headquartered in Wall Township, New Jersey, and serves Government agencies in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern US.