Hardware In The Loop Simulation Engineer
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc
 Cambridge, MA

  • Hardware In The Loop Simulation Engineer

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    7 months ago(5/16/2019 1:02 PM)

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    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 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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    Responsible for overseeing the design and development of various simulation platforms used for testing the FSW/GNC being developed for aerospace vehicles. Involves consuming various types of models (sensors, dynamics, environment, etc.) and software components (command and data handling, communications processing, etc.) and integrating them on a simulation workstation connected to avionics hardware into configurations representative of the real world system.


    •          Proficient in C/C++ development in a Linux environment (Bash, GCC, GNU Make, GDB, etc.)

    •          Ability to pick up new tools on the fly (Python, Qt, Web Development, etc.)

    •          Experience with communications protocols and hardware drivers

    •          Familiarity with Matlab/Simulink is a plus

    •          Familiarity with GNC systems and 6DOF dynamics is a plus

    • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. 

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