Group 36--Summer Research Program Intern

Group 36?Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Integration
The Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Integration Group supports the Missile Defense Agency in the development, deployment, testing, and enhancement of the ballistic missile defense system. This system is currently being developed to defend the United States, deployed forces, and allies from ballistic missile attacks. The group performs detailed system and component engineering, flight and ground test analysis, and advanced capability development in collaboration with the contractors and government program offices that are building the missile defense elements and components. Several elements are being developed, tested, and deployed in the near future, including the ground-based missile defense element (to protect the United States from intercontinental ballistic missiles) and a ship-based Aegis ballistic missile defense element (to protect deployed forces and allies against short- and medium-range ballistic missiles).
Job Description
The BMDS Integration Group is seeking summer interns to work in The Huntsville Field Site to contribute to the following projects:
Trajectory Model Development and Refinement
Focus on developing new and refine existing missile trajectory planning tools and user interfaces. These tools need to produce realistic ballistic trajectories within user-defined constraints. Secret clearance is not required, but preferred. If the student has a collateral secret clearance, the trajectory tool will also be designed to interface with other architecture tools to provide representations of defense capabilities.
Degree required: Undergraduate student in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics
Parametric Engagement Planning
Focus on finding ways to characterize performance of a collaborative weapon system (multiple weapons coordinating in a salvo) against different threat scenarios. This characterization will be dependent on many weapon and target parameters, and will require a student proficient in basic probability and combinatorics. Secret clearance is not required, but preferred.
Degree required: Undergraduate student in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.
Requisition ID: 25892

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