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Job title: Engineering Intern (Wind Tunnel Test Support)

Job Description: Support Wind Tunnel Tests for various Aircraft and Spacecraft. The special emphasis is on Pressure-Sensitive Paint (PSP) data acquisition method support in wind tunnels at NASA/Ames Research Center. Activities will include supporting wind tunnel testing, equipment installation and removal, organization of laboratory and equipment, with an emphasis on documentation of operating and installation procedures. The wind tunnel is a production environment. Personal safety and safety of equipment and facility are of highest importance.

Location: Support Wind Tunnel Tests for various Aircraft and Spacecraft. The special emphasis is on Pressure-Sensitive Paint (PSP) data acquisition method support in wind tunnels at NASA/Ames Research Center. Activities will include supporting wind tunnel testing, equipment installation and removal, organization of laboratory and equipment, with an emphasis on documentation of operating and installation procedures. The wind tunnel is a production environment. Personal safety and safety of equipment and facility are of highest importance.

General Description of Duties:

  • Operate various software programs to process test data, develop software as needed.
  • Perform various other tasks, assigned by supervisor, as required by specific projects.
  • Duties are typically performed in industrial (wind tunnel), laboratory, and office environments.
  • Typical work schedule is 20 to 30 hours per week. The testing may be conducted 5 days per week, in normal business hours. (Occasionally it may vary depending on test schedule).

Specific Description of Duties:

  • Assist installation of wind tunnel models and test equipment
  • Assist in set-up, and break-down of wind tunnel tests.
  • Assist in data acquisitions and data processing
  • Work as directed by the supervisor to perform various tasks related to wind tunnel testing and research
  • $20 / hour
  • Work schedule is flexible to accommodate the class schedule

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highschool Diploma
  • Must be able to work professionally, in both team environment and/or with minimal supervision, as required by specific tasks.
  • Must have interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with persons at all levels in various organizations.
  • Must be able to safely perform repetitive tasks that involve bending over, crouching, and crawling
  • Must be able to safely, frequently, and independently move and handle items weighing 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to safely work at elevated platforms.
  • Must be able to occasionally work outside in various weather conditions.
  • Must be able to pass a medical/physical exam, complete safety training requirements for, and then conduct specific job-related tasks, such as Confined Space Entry, Manlift Operations, etc. as applicable.
  • Must be willing to learn hands-on technical tasks in industrial environment
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of common office software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Ability to contribute and/or collaborate in technical reports
  • Intention to pursue technical/scientific/engineering career.

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Job title: Engineering Intern (Machine Learning Research Internship) This position has been filled.

Job Description: Further develop a machine learning prototype developed in AOX to automatically identify and localize features of interest in data collected during drone inspections of wind tunnels, in support of the Automated sUAS Inspection Capability (ASIC) 2019 IRAD award.

Location: Can accommodate remote work on college campus during school year. During the summer of 2020, the research to be conducted at Fluid Mechanics Lab, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. The part time (20 hours per week) during school year, full time over the summer.

General Description of Duties:

  • Support the continued development of a machine learning pipeline to identify and localize (in absolute coordinates) objects of interest from photographic data taken from drone inspection flights.
  • Support the development of a larger streamlined data pipeline from drone mission planning to data products for end users (e.g. ortho-mosaics, 3D models).
  • Operate various software programs to process test data, develop software as needed.

Specific Description of Duties:

  • Expand the detectable classes in the machine learning pipeline to include additional features of interest such as welds, rust, fasteners with missing washers, etc.
  • Explore additional algorithms which may produce improvements in run time, robustness, or accuracy of detected objects.
  • Label datasets as needed.
  • Integrate machine learning pipeline with photogrammetry software.
  • Develop software utilities as needed to streamline the machine learning pipeline.
  • Produce ortho-mosaics, 3D models with sample data.
  • Communicate with machine learning consultants in Code TI as needed.
  • Communicate and coordinate work with drone automation portion of ASIC project.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing M.S. in Computer Science from an accredited college
  • Strong background in Linux, Python, C++ programming languages
  • Knowledge in computer science, particularly machine learning
  • Working knowledge of standard machine learning and computer vision packages such as Keras, OpenCV
  • Knowledge of photogrammetry software such as Pix4D and associated data formats
  • Must be able to work professionally, in both team environment and/or with minimal supervision, as required by specific tasks.
  • Must have interpersonal skills to work cooperatively with persons at all levels in various organizations.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively to a broad audience.
  • Must be able to work with common office software such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to safely perform repetitive tasks that involve bending over, crouching, and crawling
  • Must be able to safely, frequently, and independently move and handle items weighing 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to safely work at elevated platforms.
  • Must be able to occasionally work outside in various weather conditions.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.

Desired Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of wind tunnels and experimental test techniques, scientific instrumentation and operations
  • Research experience with drones
  • Ability to contribute and/or collaborate in writing technical proposals, summaries, and reports

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