MIT UROP Technical Assistant

Date: May 30, 2019

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

“Aerial Antenna Array: UAV Systems”


Research Area: Autonomy, Control Systems, and Computer Science


The Advanced Sensor Systems and Test Beds Group (Group 33) at MIT Lincoln Laboratory is interested in developing a multiple-UAV platform carrying a linear array antenna. The end goal of this project is to demonstrate ten UAVs in coordinated flight, each carrying a low power continuous wave (CW) transmitter, to produce measureable interference patterns in our indoor Autonomous Systems Development Facility (ASDF).


As an MIT UROP, you will be responsible for the development of the autonomous flight path planning, coordination, and programming of the UAVs to be demonstrated in our ASDF. You will use the Robotics Operating System (ROS), various open-source libraries, and custom algorithms that you will develop to control ten quad copters. The ideal student will be familiar with basic physics, control theory, and programming in C++.


Requisition ID: 25370 

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.


All employees at Lincoln Laboratory are required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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