Who We Are:
Our talented team produces novel antenna designs, antenna array designs, direction finding (DF), applied and in situ computational electromagnetics modeling, co-site analysis, RF/microwave circuit design, propagation modeling (including ionospheric modeling for HF) and geolocation solutions.
Objectives of this Role:
- SwRI has an exciting opportunity for creative problem solvers who love radio frequency and antenna design
- Join a multi-disciplinary team to develop novel solutions to tough problems that matter to our customers and, in many cases, our national security
- At Southwest Research Institute, “Research” is our middle name. In keeping with that, this position at SwRI provides the opportunity for career-long learning with a wide diversity in project activities for a variety of external clients and internal project managers
Daily and Monthly Responsibilities:
- Use powerful full-wave solvers such as FEKO and HFSS to design antennas and antenna arrays in a variety of applications including terrestrial, airborne, and spaceborne vehicles
- Model entire aircraft to perform scattering and co-site coupling analyses
- Oversee antenna testing using state of the art spherical near field, compact range, and far-field measurement techniques in anechoic chambers and in our 200-acre outdoor open air test range
- Reverse engineer and model existing designs, and find ways to improve their performance
- Carry out optimizations for direction finding (DF) arrays, and calibrate them
- Investigate algorithmic improvements or methodologies for characterizing DF arrays for better accuracy
- Perform RF propagation and subsystem analyses (link budget, gain, noise figure, spur free dynamic)
- Perform RF propagation and subsystem analyses (link budget, gain, noise figure, spur free dynamic range, etc.)
- Oversee the development of and testing of printed circuit boards; incorporate new and emerging technologies in RF subsystem designs
- As an independent researcher, team member, and team leader with exceptional professional growth opportunities, identify new areas of research and influence technical program direction
- Prepare and present design reviews, write technical reports and contribute to proposals
- Requires a Masters or a PhD with a 3.00 GPA in Electrical Engineering
- 0 years: experience in microwave and RF circuit and subsystem design, and antenna design and modeling with a PhD; degree focused on antenna design, antenna measurement techniques, computational electromagnetics, antenna array processing or related technical field.
- 2 years: experience in microwave and RF circuit and subsystem design, and antenna design and modeling with a Master’s degree focused on antenna design, antenna measurement techniques, computational electromagnetics, antenna array processing or related technical field.
- experience with electromagnetics modeling and RF modeling tools, such as Altair’s FEKO, Ansys’s Electronics Desktop (including HFSS, SBR+, EMIT), or related tools.
- A valid/clear driver’s license is required
Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.