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[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Software Defined Radio Roboticist Postdoc position at U.S. Army Research Lab

Jeffrey Twigg
*Postdoctoral position opening at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory*

*Duty Location: Adelphi Laboratory Center, MD 2078*

*Subject:* Post-doctoral position opening at the United States Army
Research Laboratory for Distributed and Reconfigurable Beamforming for
Targeted Communications Team.

*Position Description:*The postdoctoral appointee will focus on research at
the intersection of mobile autonomous systems and software defined radio.
Responsibilities will heavily emphasize basic research along with
publication, but there will also be integrative system development to meet
system requirements. Research topics will likely include resource
allocation, planning, model predictive control, and online channel modeling
applying to networked teams of heterogeneous autonomous aerial and ground
systems. This research will be validated in simulation and/or in physical

*Team Project: *We are pursuing a novel technology which enables
directional wireless communication with a distributed and reconfigurable
beamformer. This system will be composed of autonomous mobile agents which
coordinate antenna element phase offset to provide a directional
communication link. Distributing the antenna elements across these mobile
agents necessitates position and time synchronization for coordinated
transmission and reception. By answering basic research questions about
this system, we will pursue the ability to rapidly, reliably, and covertly
establish a channel and provide localization information across different
bands enabled by this distributed and reconfigurable beamformer.

*Position Qualifications: *The ideal candidate will be able to implement a
system which integrates perception, planning, and control on mobile agents
and software defined radio. Experience conducting physical experiments is a
requirement. Additional preference will be given to those who have
experience conducting localization or wireless communication experiments in
physically complex environments. Other useful skills include coding in
C/C++ and experience with the Robot Operating System (ROS) framework and

ARL is a unique and ideal research environment for postdoctoral fellows,
and ARL’s new *Open Campus Concept
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collaboration mechanisms by reenergizing the university, industry, and
government-lab synergy. ARL offers a highly competitive salary with
benefits, administered through, e.g., the Oak Ridge Associated Universities
(ORAU), Maryland office. US Citizenship is not required.

*Application Process:* The position
is available immediately. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate
with rank and qualifications. Applicants must provide a one page cover
letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and contact
information for three references.

Please send all materials to: Jeff Twigg ([hidden email])
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