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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Research Program Intern--FPGA Developer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Tactical Networks Group specializes in advanced network and communications systems development, with a focus on mobile and airborne networks of the future. Tactical wireless networks differ from commercial wireless networks in the lack of infrastructure to support stable connectivity. The varied and stressing operational environment, as well as aircraft speeds and maneuverability, and platform integration provide additional challenges to communication and network systems. The Tactical Networks Group uses a combination of technical analysis, modeling, simulation, emulation, prototype development, and flight tests to develop new communication systems and evaluate and predict their performance.

Job Description

The Tactical Networks Group is seeking a summer intern to actively contribute in developing, prototyping, and testing digital signal processing algorithms and implementations for advanced tactical communications. The individual will work with a mentor who will guide and direct their work. As a member of our research team, the intern will have the opportunity to develop, implement and test digital signal processing algorithms on state-of-the-art waveform development platforms.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Pursuing a BS or MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science

  • Completed courses in digital design and digital systems

  • Experience with VHDL, MATLAB, and/or C+

    • Familiarity with existing FPGAs from manufacturers such as Xilinx, Altera, etc, is preferred
  • Familiarity or coursework in communications and networking is a plus

    Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

    To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

    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.

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