• Earth, Moon, Mars GNC Intern (Houston Office)

    Job Location US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/30/2018 8:45 AM)
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  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


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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:

    • Undergraduate with major in Engineering, Math, or Physics
    • Basic programming skills in Matlab, C, and C++
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools
    • Basic course work in Calculus and Physics required
    • Advanced Engineering classes preferred


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