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    Serve as an Electro-Optical Sensor Systems Engineer in the Remote Sensing Branch, Langley Research Center, and provide expert consultation in the design of space-based active and passive remote sensing systems. Conduct equipment development in multiple science and engineering projects applying remote sensing technologies for use in ground, and space-based measurement systems for science exploration.

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    • Conduct electro-optical design, development and testing of active and passive remote sensor systems and subsystems in measurements for exploration applications.
    • Apply theoretical and experimental expertise in electronics, physics, and optics, knowledge of electromagnetic sources, such as lasers, for lidar instrument simulation and performance modeling.
    • Develop advanced lidar component technologies including Photonic Integrated Circuits that can advance lidar sensors and instruments for navigation and hazard avoidance, and atmospheric measurements.
    • Design, develop and procure Photonic Integrated Circuits for Lidar electro-optical subsystems.
    • Lead the design and implementation of frequency modulated continuous wave lidar instruments.
    • Support the development and analysis of high-speed signal processing and data acquisition algorithms and their associated hardware for remote sensing instruments.
    • Apply understanding of engineering and science objectives, and translate high-level measurement requirements into detailed requirements at the subsystem and component levels that can be realized within schedule and funding allocations.
    • Collaborate with scientists, engineers, and project personnel to develop measurement concepts, design lidar-based system architectures, and to assemble and test flight instrumentation for advanced remote sensing systems.
    • Work with instrument scientists/principal investigators to determine and establish system priorities and schedule changes to accommodate evolving mission objectives; and to advance the state-of-the-art in electro-optical systems and photonics.
    • Assess new technologies and approaches through the development and analysis of breadboard systems for advanced lidar instruments, and perform technical trade studies focused on the electro-optical design of lidar remote sensing instruments.
    • Support in-the-field/flight test campaigns of remote sensing instruments by designing test criteria, applying necessary ground support equipment, and performing system operation and real-time/post test data analysis.
    • Generate/review development and design approaches for adequacy, feasibility, cost, and conformance to overall goals/best engineering practices. Present results at project reviews/conferences.
    • Write/review technical goals and approaches; monitor progress during development, design, and testing.

    Travel Required

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

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    0855 Electronics Engineering

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