Group 43--Summer Research Program Intern

Date: Dec 23, 2021

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Group 43—Air Traffic Control Systems


The Air Traffic Control (ATC) Systems Group develops and deploys advanced technologies to enable safe, efficient & secure transportation systems. Focus areas include advanced weather sensing and forecasting systems; ATC decision support systems; system architectures and cybersecurity; transportation systems evolution, including unmanned and autonomous systems; and DoD transportation systems optimization. The Group has broad expertise which permits end-to-end advanced technology development and prototyping in all these areas, as well as the agility to respond to emerging threats and opportunities, such as pandemic impacts and recovery. Extensive field evaluations and simulation studies are employed to elicit user needs, ensure user acceptance and to enable the successful transition of new technologies into operational use. Key accomplishments of the Group include the development of the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar and ASR-9 Weather Systems Processor, and deployment of a host of decision support systems at numerous ATC facilities in the United States and beyond. Broader initiatives into transportation logistics, environmental impact reduction, and aviation cybersecurity are also under way.


The Air Traffic Control Systems Group is developing a range of advanced aviation weather and decision support technologies to improve air transportation safety and efficiency. Examples include the Route Availability Planning Tool, NextGen Weather Processor, Offshore Precipitation Capability, and Traffic Flow Impact system. This summer internship position project will involve the design and development of software for next-generation air traffic management decision-support systems. The candidate will participate on a product development team and support multiple aspects of the project including designing and implementing algorithms, engineering real-time systems, testing components, and documenting software. Typical development languages include Java, Python, C++, and/or MATLAB.


The successful candidate will be pursuing a BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or other technical field.  Experience in software development (Python, C/C++, Java), Machine Learning required.  Experience in Cloud computing desired.


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.


Requisition ID: 35841 

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