Research Engineer in Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Performs research and engineering laboratory functions involving the testing, analysis and evaluation of materials and processes.

Overall Goal: Compare outputs of ARMY GPS simulator with Scared and truth data.

Task 1: System Design and Trade Study

For this task, the ANT Center will conduct sensor fusion experiments with a GPS simulator that will meet the sponsors position and attitude performance requirements.  The focus will be primarily on sensor accuracy, rather than physical system configuration.  Sensors to be considered include; inertial, vision, GPS, and differential GPS. 

Task 1 Schedule:

Jan-Feb 2020 Research and develop understanding of mission and job specific duties

Mar 2020: Re-run analysis completed by previous researcher and validate

Apr 2020: Refined set of sensors to be investigated determined, algorithm development plan completed

May-Dec 2020: Tradeoff analysis performed, with primary goal of determining what combination/quality of sensors is required to meet requirements

Dec 2020: Documentation complete

Task 2: Develop Armas and general GPS capability in Scorpion (Kotlin)

It is anticipated that robust sensor fusion will be required for initialization and perhaps final state estimation for a completed system.  In this task, we will add robust sensor fusion capability into the Scorpion estimation suite.  Depending on the need of the tradeoff analysis, this new capability may additionally be used for the tradeoff analysis.

Task 2 Schedule:

Jan-Mar 2020: Develop Scorpion robust sensor fusion API

Apr-Jun 2020: Initial robust sensor fusion implementation in Scorpion

Jul 2020: API and robust sensor fusion performance review, design modifications determined

Aug-Sep 2020: Refined robust sensor fusion implementation and testing

Oct – Dec 2020: Use of Scorpion robust sensor fusion in trade study

Mar 2021 – Prepare for demo at NavFest

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