92: IT CO-OP Student (Fall)

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group operates the Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex (LSSC) that comprises of the Millstone deep-space satellite tracking radar, the Haystack Ultra-wideband Satellite Imaging Radar (HUSIR) and the Haystack Auxiliary imaging radar (HAX).  All these radar are remotely controlled from the Lexington Space Situational Awareness Center (LSSAC) which serves as a data processing and fusion node for the LSSC and other ground and space-based space surveillance sensors.  Together, the LSSC and LSSAC serve as an operational test bed for space situational awareness technologies and provide access to a rich set of radar and optical data.  The group's current research and development efforts focus on problems such as tracking  and identification of newly launched satellites, tracking and discrimination of satellites in geosynchronous clusters, automated radar image exploitation, close approach monitoring and collision warning, applications of mullti-sensor data fusion, and decision support.  The group is also developing a net-centric, service-oriented information system.

Job Description

The Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group is seeking a CO-OP student to help design and build the next generation of space surveillance sensors and architectures.  Activities may include scientific programming, data analysis, hardware development, fabrication, testing, and documentation.


The successful candidate must be actively enrolled in a PhD, M.S., or B.S. degree program in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics/Astronautics Engineering or other relevant technical field.  Applicants must have familiarity with C/C++, MATLAB, Python, or other scientific programming languages and skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:  signal processing, aerospace applications, remote sensing applications, hardware fabrication, or electronics integration and test.

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.


To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

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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