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Triton UAS Airspace Integration Engineer

Lexington Park, Maryland
*Position will require regular onsite work at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland*

Must be U.S. Citizen

Clearance Required: SECRET

Education:  MS or MA degree in Engineering, or Science. 

Experience:  Minimum 5 years aviation related engineering

Position Description: The Engineer will support a PMA-262 Core Avionics Integrated Product Team (IPT) customer in Patuxent River, MD. The Airspace Integration Engineer will support an integrated multi-discipline Government and support contractor team in the execution of the day-to-day management for the Triton UAS program’ s Airspace Integration activities, including the development, validation, sustainment and production of sub-systems integral to the due regard capability. The primary sub-systems that compose Due Regard capability are the Air-to-Air Radar (ATAR) Sub-System, Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS)/Airborne Collision Avoidance System for Unmanned Aircraft (ACAS Xu), Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B), Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) and Mission Control System (MCS) related command, control, alerting and display functionality. Additional Avionics responsibilities include Communications Navigation Systems – Air Traffic Management (CNS-ATM) certifications, Flight Data Recorder (FDR), Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) and Radio Altimeter (RADALT). The Core Avionics IPT will monitor and report the contractor’s compliance with contract requirements in terms of cost, schedule and performance.
  • The Airspace Integration Engineer is responsible for developing a systems approach to airspace access, allowing the Triton UAS to safely operate in global, civil and military air traffic management environments.  
  • Additionally, the Core Avionics IPT is responsible for the development of a Due Regard Safety Case in support of the NAVAIR Certification process, and overseeing the development of analysis and engineering artifacts that effectively balances verification of requirements between T&E and Modeling &Simulation.

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