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    Summary

    This position is in the NASA's Pathways Intern Program which provides students with the opportunity to explore NASA careers and gain meaningful work experience. This position is for an engineering student trainee in the Thermal Energy Conversion Branch in the Power Division at the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). The Branch is responsible for developing efficient thermal energy conversion technologies, components, and systems that can provide power to challenging and important missions.

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    Responsibilities

    • Support the development of dynamic power conversion systems for applications such as Kilopower fission reactor heated power systems, radioisotope power systems (RPS), and associated support systems for thermal management and electrical control.
    • Assist in test planning, execution, and analysis of results for dynamic power convertors such as Stirling engines including test system design, performance testing, instrumentation, and support hardware.
    • Support design, modeling, and analysis of Stirling power systems that may include system dynamics modeling, engine performance analysis, and/or multi-physics FEA.
    • Research a variety of thermal energy conversion or space power system topics, gather data for senior engineers, produce technical reports and provide technical presentations of results.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training or other work-related duties

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    6

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