Space Network Rf Test Engineer

Space Network Rf Test Engineer
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Space Network Rf Test Engineer

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Peraton is the Prime Contractor on the SENSE Contract; responsible for the Operations, Maintenance, Sustainment and Systems engineering of satellite communication systems for NASA. We are actively recruiting for a RF Compatibility Test Engineer to join our team in Greenbelt. This position involves providing spacecraft to ground station compatibility testing, engineering testing, and integration support for missions, projects, systems, and ground network transitions/initiatives. This position also involves engineering troubleshooting, fault detection, and isolation.

What youll do
Maintain and operate equipment within a Compatibility Test Lab (CTL) which is a testing facility located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) that is used for prelaunch testing, engineering and proof of concept testing for the NASA Space Network (SN) and Near:Earth Network (NEN). Perform testing (in accordance with test plans) with the SN and NEN to confirm RF compatibility of user spacecraft and the supporting ground network interfaces in accordance with test requirements and procedures. Review requirements, test plans and procedures. Setup and checkout equipment in test configurations. Setup and checkout various equipment interfaces such as local network interfaces, data and clock inputs and outputs, frequency standard references, RF signal levels and fiber optics. Help with inventory, packing and shipment of equipment. Support test team with knowledge of test procedures. Gather and summarize test results. Perform testing as described in Compatibility Test Plans. These tests may include travel to off:site locations such as spacecraft manufacturing sites, ground tracking stations, and/or Mission Operations Control Centers to emulate communication links between user spacecraft and the NEN and/or the SN. Perform radio frequency (RF) testing so that the measurement points are accessible through either RF or baseband interfaces and validate Real Time authentication of telemetry, command and ranging systems. Perform signal investigation such as unique engineering tests for new modulation/demodulation techniques, new hardware, configurations; proof of concept testing for new antenna systems. Assist with maintaining a shielded RF environment and secure support areas for customer equipment to perform testing through TDRS System (TDRSS) using CTL antennas. Interface with customers and other project teams. Provide support in the acquisition, maintenance, and protection of resources in order to ensure that space communications systems can operate to their fullest capacity. Apply Systems Engineering principles for fault detection, isolation and recovery. Independently determine and develop approach to solutions when needed. Represent the organization in providing solutions to technical issues associated with related projects. Help pack and unpack equipment and be able to lift up to 35 pounds of equipment.
Youd be a great fit if
Bachelors Degree in Engineering/Science/Math and 5+ years experience. Able to work both independently and collaboratively in groups. Able to travel to various locations for one to three weeks typically, and occasionally longer.
Itd be even better if you
RF engineering Familiar with S:band and Ka:band frequency applications. Experience and knowledge of NASAs SN and NEN Networks and associated communication systems. Basic networking knowledge Proficient with MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Visio and MS Word. Good verbal and written communication skills.
What youll get
An immediately:vested 401(K) with employer matching Rapid PTO accrual schedule with floating holidays Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage Tuition assistance, financing, and refinancing Paid maternity and paternity leave Company:paid infertility treatments Cross:training and professional development opportunities The ability to influence major initiatives
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