[robotics-worldwide] [Jobs] Autonomous Spacecraft Navigation Postdoc - WV Robotic Technology Center

Thomas Evans Thomas.Evans at mail.wvu.edu
Tue Aug 4 07:02:07 PDT 2015


The West Virginia Robotic Technology Center (WVRTC) seeks to hire a postdoctoral research fellow in the area of autonomous spacecraft navigation. The selected individual will help develop, implement, and test navigation algorithms that will enable the autonomous rendezvous of a servicing spacecraft with a client vehicle for repair or refueling. Particular focus will be given to the real-time processing and filtering of Flash LIDAR (3D point cloud) data for pose estimation in the dynamic space environment. This work is sponsored by the Satellite Servicing Capabilities Office (SSCO) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Candidates should have an earned Ph.D, in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field. The successful candidate will have performed doctorate or post doctorate research in one or more of the following areas:

Spacecraft Navigation
Estimation Theory and Kalman Filtering
Flash LIDARs or Time-of Flight (ToF) Cameras
Computer Vision
Image Processing
Pattern Recognition

Experience with field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) is considered a plus.
The WV Robotic Technology Center (WVRTC) and the Applied Space Exploration Laboratory (ASEL) perform world-class research in the areas of space robotics, spacecraft navigation, and space systems, with opportunities for both theoretical and hands-on (hardware-related) work. Members of our team enjoy a supportive work environment, challenging research, national visibility, and a high quality of life in the Morgantown area. Morgantown is a fast-growing community and is frequently ranked as one of the most livable small cities in the country. http://www.tourmorgantown.com .

Competitive salary and benefits package offered.

The full position description and application instructions can be found on the WVU Research Corporation website:
https://rew31.ultipro.com/WES1016/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*B84A1B62F505FBDE


Thomas H. Evans, Ph.D.
Research Program Manager
WV Robotic Technology Center
Research Assistant Professor
WVU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
304.333.6063
Thomas H. Evans, Ph.D.
Research Program Manager
WV Robotic Technology Center
Research Assistant Professor
WVU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
304.333.6063



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