RF Wireless Engineer, Asc Prn - 33461 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 7/18/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Alion’s expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years’ of experience performing complex RF Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion’s analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion’s Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Operations (RESEO) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.

RF Wireless Engineer Associate Principal


Responsible for analyzing and developing wireless telecommunications capabilities for various operations.

Design and build custom applications. Design, plan, establish, and optimize wireless networks.

Develop wireless network infrastructures and make recommendations on systems enhancements for optimization.

Provide technical assessment of requirements and definition from conception to launch.

Design and validate RF link performance, quality and reliability.

Use measuring and diagnostic tools to test and adjust equipment.

Create manuals and support documentation.

Develop software for wireless technology.

Optimize existing network by adjusting radio network parameters, adding/deleting of neighbors and recommending possible solutions to hardware problems.

Monitor and analyze statistical and drive test data to improve system performance indicators such as dropped calls, blocked calls, origination failures, handoff features.

Apply propagation theory, cellular theory, and antenna theory to choose tower antenna placement.

Responsible for capacity planning, GSM frequency planning and frequency hopping by applying carrier/interference (C/I) ratio analysis.

Recommend site upgrade such as down tilling of antenna and re-orientation of radio additions.

Support customers in the development, acquisition, and sustainment activities of complex RF systems used in Communications, Radar, and Electronic Warfare.

Responsibilities will include the design and evaluation of up/down converters, and amplifiers, MMICs, MCMs, and TRMs.

Reverse engineer legacy RF hardware systems to develop obsolesce plans, test procedures, and perform trade analysis.

Conduct and develop Test & Evaluation plans for RF test stations and field test events for system/subsystem manufacturing and fleet support.

Must be able develop and present technical reports.

Perform modeling and simulation of RF circuits and RF propagation Experience designing radar phased array T/R module experience.

Highly desired experience with Agilent ADS, ANSYS HFSS, NI LabView, and MatLab.

Modeling Near-Field antenna patterns. Phase noise analysis. Proficient with MS tools.


BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics or Math (Master's Degree is preferred)

10 or more years' of relevant experience

U.S. Citizenship

Secret clearance



Security Clearance: Secret

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