Instrumentation and Controls Scientist
Job ID: 2012-30911
# of Openings Remaining: 4
Residency Status: U.S. Citizenship Required
Clearance: No Clearance Required
Employee Type: Regular
Desired Experience: ..
Time Type: Full Time
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QinetiQ North America delivers aerospace operations and systems, engineering and life-cycle management, IT solutions and services, software, systems & network engineering, and missions solutions. Our core offerings include: space engineering, software solutions and enterprise IT, cyber intelligence, systems integration and engineering, training, modeling and simulation, logistics and life-cycle management.
QinetiQ North America is an AA/EEO Employer.
Research, technology development, technology demonstration, and flight development in the fields of advanced instrumentation and control technologies for applications in current and future advanced aeronautics and space systems.
Research efforts include:
Development of unique hardware for sensor operation in high temperature environments for aeronautics and space including emission and leak sensors, chemical and physical sensors, thin film sensors, accelerometers, actuators, and smart, intelligent sensor microsystems; research and development of processes and equipment necessary for growth of low-defect silicon carbide (SiC) single crystals and development of high temperature single crystal semiconductor materials including SiC Large Tapered Crystal (LTC) growth technology; development of state-of-the-art high temperature device packaging technologies that will be utilized to facilitate high temperature testing and applications of the of SiC electronic devices.
Development of novel optical techniques and apparatus to conduct fundamental studies of aerodynamic flows associated with subsonic fixed wing and rotary as will high speed aircraft; performance evaluation of aircraft components and systems in various flight regimes; conducting remote and in-situ optical and fiber optic measurements of flow and material properties; conducting measurements in harsh aircraft and spacecraft environments in the presence of plasma and electromagnetic fields; development of advanced optical and fiber-optic systems for in-flight control and health monitoring of aerospace vehicles; and performing fundamental research and technology and instrumentation development for study and mitigation of ice formation on aircraft engines.
Evaluation of mechanical integrity of materials and structures used on aerospace vehicles through development and application of analytical tools, computational models, experimental apparatus and verification techniques; advanced Nondesrtuctive Evaluation (NDE) techniques to assess materials and structures made of metals, polymers, ceramics, and matrix composites; inspection and evaluation of thermal barrier coatings by developing and applying such advanced tools as, for instance, thermography, reflectance, and luminescent approaches; development and implementation of advanced instrumentation techniques such as guided wave ultrasonic scanning, mid IR imaging, impedance data acquisition, and scanning ultrasonic spectroscopy.
Research, development and demonstration of advanced control concepts and dynamic modeling that enhance performance, safety, environmental compatibility, reliability and durability of aerospace propulsion systems including fault diagnostics, health management, active combustion control, active stall control, turbomachinery system stability management, intelligent engine control, inlet control, integrated flight/propulsion control, nonlinear and robust multi-variable control synthesis techniques, and life extending control; dynamic modeling of advanced turbomachinery concepts and components, and cross-disciplinary research between controls and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).
* 15+ years experience as a recognized professional authority in one or more engineering discipline or specialty areas.
Must possess a minimum B.S. in engineering, science or applied science degree.
* M.S. or Ph.D. degree in engineering, science or applied science is preferred.
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