Employer: Air Force Institute of Technology – Center for Directed Energy
The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fundamental to the its mission, the AFIT Graduate School executes STEM-related research and development in a number of disciplines including aeronautics & astronautics, engineering physics, computer & electrical engineering, mathematics & statistics, operations research, and systems engineering. Graduate school faculty conduct sponsored research in these disciplines in support of numerous Air Force, DoD and US federal organizations. For more information, visit us at https://www.afit.edu/ENR.Under the guidance of a mentor, the Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with AFIT faculty and researchers to develop software, algorithms and simulations that support a variety of Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC) sponsors. This opportunity has two top-level objectives: 1) expose post-doc to DOD and IC research endeavors, organizations and capabilities, and 2) provide post-doc with relevant R&D experience by applying his/her technical skills to tackle real-world research problems in the field of remote sensing.Specifically, the post-doc will assist with radiometric modeling and simulation (M&S) of scenes (such as view of earth from space or aerial platforms), target signatures (such as missile plumes or aircraft heat signatures), and sensors (such as high definition visible or infrared imagers). The fellow may also contribute to research in one of several technical areas including software development for model visualization or performance optimization, algorithm development for exploitation of remotely sensed data (such as detection of dim signals, automated target recognition, or pattern of life trending), and data collection via laboratory and field experimentation.