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Draper Laboratory is seeking a highly-motivated summer student interested in the design of GN&C algorithms and software for complex space applications. The candidate will work in a team responsible for the development of models and simulation tools to evaluate Guidance, Navigation, and Control systems and subsystems.
Specific activity will include simulation development, stability analyses, guidance and control law development, navigation accuracy assessments, robustness analyses, and support of GN&C software development and test.
This task will also require the development and maintenance of high-fidelity, 6-DOF dynamic simulation models of the vehicle. He/she will implement non-real-time simulations and perform simulation based analyses to define GN&C system requirements and capabilities.
Preferred qualifications include: