MIT Lincoln Laboratory MIT Student Technical Assistant--x-terms Program in Lexington, Massachusetts

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Systems and Analysis (109)

The Systems and Analysis Group provides technical analyses to senior United States Air Force (USAF) leadership on a broad range of issues, including survivability of advanced USAF aircraft versus modern air defenses; the impact of current and future electronic attack and electronic protection techniques; the effectiveness of advanced weapon systems; the capabilities and limitations of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; and the vulnerability of precision guided munitions to threat counters. Many of these system analyses rely on a large body of modeling and simulation tools for RF, infrared, GPS, and directed-energy systems, which are validated via participation in an active program of laboratory measurements and flight testing in conjunction with Group 108, Tactical Defense Systems. In other cases, new models, supported by measurements and tests when feasible, are developed to evaluate new USAF capabilities. Where a rapid capability is sought, the group may lead multigroup coalitions in the execution of these efforts.

Air Defense Modeling

Group 109 is seeking a candidate who will work with more senior members of the Group to optimize and expand the capabilities of group software related to the modeling of USAF aircraft versus modern air defenses. The student will be responsible for incorporating new software features into the visualization software used to analyze results. The student will learn development and performance optimization techniques for large scale software projects. The successful candidate must have a strong background in Computer Science with an interest in GUI development and the ability to program in C++, JAVA, or Python. Familiarity with Qt is a plus, but not required. Ability to work independently is required. Group 109 is highly interested in a candidate that would be interested in returning to the group after the x-term semester is completed. Flexible options for IAP, a summer internship, or during the school year can be discussed.

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.