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Noordwijk, the Netherlands

GNC Systems Engineer

Expires: July 03, 2020

Deadline for applications 03/07/2020

For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a GNC Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Guidance, Navigation & Control Section.

Job Overview

For our client, the European Space Agency (ESA), we are looking for a GNC Engineer for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, to join their Guidance, Navigation & Control Section.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Support to the ESTEC GNC Section for the development of GNC systems for interplanetary and exploration spacecraft as well as GNC for space transportation systems. This comprises GNC for interplanetary cruise, aero assistance, rendezvous and docking, formation flying, or drag-free systems as well as GNC for ascent and re-entry vehicles.
  • Specific tasks address the multi-disciplinary/physics and high-fidelity End to End vehicle dynamics modelling with implementation in 6DoF simulation environments (Matlab, Simulink, DSpace).
  • The candidate must be familiar with classical as well as modern control and filtering techniques.
  • Mastering of advanced multivariable GNC design and verification approaches for the stability and performance robustness analysis is a prerequisite.
  • Daily support and independent expert analyses shall be provided to the development of ongoing and future orbiters and space transportation systems.
  • Specific GNC design tasks shall include detailed dynamics, environment, actuator and sensor system modelling.
  • The post holder shall perform system sizing, requirements capture, architecture conception, advanced GNC design as well as performance and SW validation analyses.
  • Support shall be given to the conception of new highly autonomous systems, the development of real-time optimised guidance systems for launchers and re-entry systems and the corresponding verification and validation techniques, including advanced analysis tools to drastically improve the gaps and shortcomings of current validation approaches.
  • The post holder shall provide regular Technical Reporting of the GNC Design and Analysis as well as contribute in the preparation and execution of project and technology studies reviews.

Requirements

PhD or Master Degree in Control and Aerospace engineering from a recognized Institution of secondary studies or equivalent;;
Proven experience in the design, tuning, analysis and simulation of GNC systems in different project phases;
Proven knowledge of modern control design methods, commercial model-based design tools (MATLAB);
Experience with rapid-prototyping of hardware-in-the-loop systems;
Ability to interface with industry.

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