Guidance, Navigation & Controls Engineering Intern
Location: Simi Valley
Posted on: November 16, 2022
We are currently seeking a GN&C ENGINEER INTERN to join our
summer internship program.
AeroVironment is an engineering innovator and that means we look
for people with a broad background of technical skills and the
desire to tackle real-world challenges.
Whether you're part of a team designing a new unmanned aircraft to
be used for planetary surveillance, or testing and designing
modifications for flight hardware/software systems your
AeroVironment internship will challenge you, stimulate you and
provide you with real-world experience at one of America's most
innovative and creative tech companies.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
You'll have real responsibilities that impact actual products and
help pave the way on our development path. You will work on
projects and products that will launch AV into the future and
provide you hands-on knowledge and skills through multiple phases
of our Engineering/Manufacturing Design and Development
You will support part of the life-cycle of GN&C subsystems for
UAS, including design, development, coding, debugging, test,
simulation, analysis, and maintenance, including:
Analyze systems and flight test data to support model improvements
and root cause investigation of failures and anomalies
Document designs and analyses with written reports, presentations,
and Engineering drawings
Characterize, analyze, test, and troubleshoot control system
hardware and software subsystems
Develop and maintain tools to perform flight test data reduction
Perform linear controls analysis and algorithm design for
stability, robustness, and performance
Participate in GN&C-related design requirements development and
Help develop and maintain reusable software and GN&C design
components and integrate into new designs
If you thrive on innovation and challenge, our engineering
internship will exceed your expectations. You'll understand how
your work fits into the whole and we'll give you the support you
need to do the best work of your life.
U.S. CITIZENSHIP, U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENT (GREEN CARD HOLDER) OR
ASYLEE/REFUGEE STATUS AS DEFINED BY 8 U.S.C. 1324B(A)(3)
Must be currently enrolled in a college or university pursuing a
Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in a technical or engineering major
related to work assignment during the internship.
Must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 out of a 4.0 GPA or
Must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week) for 8-12 weeks
during the Summer
WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO SUCCEED:
Possess a desire to build things; have a strong engineering
aptitude; and thrive working in a team environment.
UAV or Rotary Aircraft experience
General engineering fundamentals, mathematics, physics, material
Familiarity with simulation environments (e.g., HWIL, SWIL)
Familiarity with MATLAB and C++
Experience of performance in a progressive technical capacity in
GN&C and adjacent fields
Understanding of frequency domain and state space representations
of dynamic systems
Demonstrated understanding of linear controls design and analysis
tools and techniques
Understanding of basic flight dynamics and controls concepts
Familiarity with aided inertial navigation systems concepts and
Completed coursework relevant to major
Flight test or R/C experience a plus
Ability to excel in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment,
where small teams share a broad variety of duties
Effective problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal and
AV offers the ultimate hands-on intern experience that will help
prepare you for your future. We provide relocation and housing for
students out of state and have a 9/80 work schedule (every other
COVID VACCINE STATEMENT
AeroVironment is a U.S. government contractor, and is therefore
subject to the September 9, 2021 Presidential Executive Order
requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Consistent
with AeroVironment's commitment to health, safety, and national
security, all U.S.-based AeroVironment employees must be fully
vaccinated from COVID-19; this means that all new hires located in
the United States must provide proof of being fully vaccinated from
COVID-19 before their start date. At this time, the vaccination
requirement applies only to U.S.-based employees; non-U.S.
locations will have their own vaccination policies in accordance
with applicable law of the non-U.S. jurisdiction.
This position requires access to information that is subject to
compliance with the International Traffic Arms Regulations ("ITAR")
and/or the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"). In order to
comply with the requirements of the ITAR and/or the EAR, applicants
will be asked to provide specific documentation to verify U.S.
person status under the ITAR and the EAR. A "U.S. person" according
to their definition is a U.S. citizen, U.S. lawful permanent
resident (green card holder), or protected individual such as a
refugee, or asylee. See 22 CFR - 120.15. Some positions will
require current U.S. Citizenship due to contract requirements.
AV offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental
vision, 401K with company matching, a 9/80 work schedule and a paid
holiday shutdown. For more information about our company benefit
offerings please visit: http://www.avinc.com/myavbenefits
We also encourage you to review our company website at
http://www.avinc.com to learn more about us.
Principals only need apply. NO agencies please.
WHO WE ARE
Based in California, AeroVironment (AVAV) is a global leader in
unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems.
Founded in 1971 by celebrated physicist and engineer, Dr. Paul
MacCready, we've been at the leading edge of technical innovation
for more than 45 years. Be a part of the team that developed the
world's most widely used military drones and created the first
submarine-launched reconnaissance drone, and has seven innovative
vehicles that are part of the Smithsonian Institution's permanent
collection in Washington, DC.
Join us today in developing the next generation of small UAS and
tactical missile systems that will deliver more actionable
intelligence to our customers so they can proceed with certainty -
WHAT WE DO
Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment
designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of
unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems.
Agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military
services use the company's hand-launched UAS to provide situational
awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne
reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition.
AeroVironment Incorporated is an equal opportunity employer,
M/F/D/V and works in compliance with both federal and state laws.
We are committed to the concept regarding Equal Employment
opportunity. Qualified candidates will be considered for employment
regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, marital status, medical condition
nor disability, genetics, veteran and all others that may
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