IT Hardware/Software Support Coop

Date: Jun 10, 2019

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Advanced Sensor Systems and Test Beds Group supports the Department of Defense by designing and developing modern sensor systems and components to support airborne air defense radars as well as the ballistic missile defense system. The group has a long-term association with the Reagan Test Site (RTS) located on the Kwajalein Atoll in the central Pacific, providing a key role in developing the sophisticated instrumentation suite at RTS. Control of these sensors is provided by a software system that employs net-centric principles and permits remote mission operations from multiple locations, thousands of miles from the Range. The group's expertise in sensor systems has been extended to support ranges involved in other defense system testing, as well as to track satellites throughout both the Atlantic and Pacific regions. Test beds incorporating sensor sidecars with network-centric architectures have been used to support discrimination algorithm testing, sensor fusion experiments, and the development of real-time sensor processing. This group is also fielding experimental systems implementing new signal processing concepts that improve the performance and use of over-the-horizon radars and airborne air defense radars, such as the Air Force's Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) radar and the Navy's E-2D radar.


A CO-OP student is needed to assist staff members working on a broad range of research involving software development, signal processing, and hardware fabrication. Work entails providing software, hardware, and data analysis tools in these areas to support ongoing projects.  Specific project assignments may be tailored to interest/background of candidate.


Position Requirements:

  • Current enrollment in a program working towards an BS, MS, or PhD degree in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics.A minimum GPA of 3.5 is strongly desired.
  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to complete assignments working independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • MATLAB, C, or C++ programming experience is strongly desired.



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.

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