Kilroy, Patrick L. (GSFC-5680) patrick.l.kilroy at nasa.gov
Tue Nov 4 16:08:35 UTC 2014

> CubeSat Simulator Intern Opportunity in Greenbelt, MD USA


> The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is offering an internship

> position for the Spring, 2015 semester.  Applications are being taken

> on the NASA One Stop Shopping Initiative (OSSI) recruiting web site:

> https://intern.nasa.gov/


> Internship Title: CubeSat Simulator Upgrade Plus


> The objective of this Opportunity is to allow a university level

> student to rework, repair and improve a prototype "1-Unit" CubeSat

> simulator/model on loan from AMSAT and then to share his or her

> experiences as a result.  The model used in this Opportunity is similar

> to that described in The AMSAT Journal article "Education With a

> Satellite Simulator: ETP CubeSat Simulator," by Mr. Mark Spencer,

> ARRL Education and Technology Program Coordinator, Part 1 in the

> September/October 2009 issue and Part 2 in the November/December 2009

> issue.


> Back copies are available at:

> http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ETP/CubeSat/CubeSat-Pt1-SepOct09.pdf

> http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ETP/CubeSat/CubeSat-Pt2-NovDec09.pdf


> A course of study in engineering is required. Electrical/Electronics

> Engineering (EE) or Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) for

> university students in their junior class or higher.  Experience in

> hardware is also required.  Open to U.S. citizens.


> The immediate skills required of the intern are to be a well-rounded

> individual, and to have an excellent knowledge of and experience with

> Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office (especially in using

> spreadsheets), electrical and electronic circuits (theory and practice),

> microcontrollers, interfacing, and the use of basic laboratory

> test equipment and procedures.


> Familiarity with the CubeSat community is important.


> A proficiency in either C++ or a similar language for microcontrollers

> and the desire to learn a new one is necessary.  A basic understanding

> of data acquisition, signal processing, or control is required.


> Hands-on experience in building something, repairing or upgrading

> PCs or other electronic gear, or just getting stuff to work is required.

> Mechanical and electrical construction skills will be used.


> Experience in RF or wireless technology (anywhere between 3 and

> 2400 MHz) is very important.  Holding or obtaining an Amateur Radio

> license from the FCC and practical radio experience is a distinct

> advantage.


> A good attitude, an exceptional willingness to learn and to contribute

> as a team player are essential qualities.  Likewise, excellent

> communicator skills (verbal, writing and definitely e-mail),

> reliability, punctuality, having a self-starter work ethic and the

> ability & desire to work independently for long periods are required.


> You may ask questions regarding the tasks and skill requirements

> with the mentor in advance (Mr. Pat Kilroy, Code 568,

> Patrick.L.Kilroy at nasa.gov<mailto:Patrick.L.Kilroy at nasa.gov>) and telephone interviews will be

> available.  The deadline to apply for the Spring 2015 semester

> is this month November 9.  Applications must be made via the

> OSSI web.


Mr. Pat Kilroy
Integration and Test (I&T) Lead
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Building 5, Mail Code 568
Greenbelt, Maryland  20771-5860
W: 301-286-1984
E: Patrick.L.Kilroy at nasa.gov<mailto:Patrick.L.Kilroy at nasa.gov>

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