Satellite Technology Intern

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KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The candidate will support a team conducting on-orbit testing of an experimental satellite payload (see project http://info.mitre.org/projects/5119MS19-MA.)  

The primary tasks is setup, calibration and error estimation of an antenna pointing system used to track and communicate with the CubeSat.  The tracking software and hardware are currently in use to track satellite in medium-earth orbit (MEO), but tailoring of the setup is required to ensure accurate tracking of the CubeSat under test in low-earth orbit (LEO).  The deliverable will be a set of analytical calculations to estimate the pointing error between the satellite and the ground station along with a calibration procedure to minimize the error.  
Desired Skills:

Some knowledge of software basics is required to recommend potential code modifications (Matlab and python experience desired); however, a full-time software engineer will own the code and oversee any changes.  Aside from the primary task, the candidate will be expected to help with equipment setup and assembly; therefore, willingness and efficiency working with one’s hands are necessary.  


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