Spectrum Communication Systems Engineer

Location: Houston, TX
Date Posted: 01-02-2019
The Spectrum Communications Systems Engineer will:
  • Determine the performance of Radio Frequency (RF) communication links and create link budgets using analytical methods or by applying analysis and simulation tools.
  • Perform Radio Frequency interference and compatibility analysis for Space based communication systems.
  • Perform spectrum management & coordination tasks for RF systems and interface with other NASA centers and federal agencies to resolve spectrum issues.
  • Perform data reductions, analyze, and document results for presentation to customers.
  • High knowledge of digital communications, RF system analysis, FEC coding, and communications engineering.
  • In depth understanding of communication systems such as phase modulation, spread spectrum, signal detection, signal and interference analysis, baseband filtering, data formatting etc.
  • Knowledge of spectrum regulations, regulatory approval process, radio frequency compatibility/interference assessment.  
  • Familiar with antennas, antenna polarization, power spectral density & spectral roll-off, power flux density, noise density and CCSDS standard
Required Education/Experience/Skills:
  • BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum 14 years of direct RF Communication Analysis experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and 12 years of direct RF Communication Analysis experience, or a Ph.D. degree and 9 years of direct RF Communication Analysis experience.
  • Working knowledge of digital communications, RF system analysis, FEC coding, and communications engineering.
  • In depth understanding of communication systems such as phase modulation, spread spectrum, signal detection, signal and interference analysis, baseband filtering, and data formatting.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills along with the ability to work in a team environment.
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