Student - Electro-Optics and Instruments

2 weeks ago(11/30/2017 12:32 PM)
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As an Electrical Engineering student in the Electro-Optics and Instruments Group the candidate will play a critical role in the development of precision Atom-Optic inertial instruments. This student will work closely with a team of engineers and physicists to develop, prototype, and test analog and digital circuits, as well as embedded software for cutting-edge prototype instrument designs.  The student will be expected to spend large amounts of time in the lab evaluating and testing prototype circuitry.  Once familiar with the hardware and associated data, the student will be expected to reduce and summarize data for further review by engineers and physicists. 

This student will perform circuit analysis, design, schematic capture, and testing on a variety of analog and digital circuitry. The student will be expected to perform SPICE simulations, make schematics in an E-CAD tool, and identify components. The student will prototype circuit designs on breadboards and work with Draper’s electronics group to fabricate them professionally.


Electrical Engineering or Computer Science student with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and hands-on experience required.  Experience with electronics design using E-CAD tools and SPICE simulations strongly preferred.  Intuitive understanding of the physical universe is mandatory.  Additional desirable experience: Matlab, Simulink, VHDL.


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