Facebook Aircraft Navigation and Control Engineer in Menlo Park, California

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Facebook's Connectivity Labs team is looking for an experienced Engineer to Design, Build and Analyze Flight Controls for our High Altitude, Long Endurance UAV.

Required Skills:

  1. Design control law for high-altitude flexible unmanned air vehicle

  2. Build non-linear aeroelastic 6DOF simulation

  3. Analyze performance (stress testing, trade studies, mission analysis)

  4. Perform linear control analysis

  5. Responsible for embedded flight control software design, code, and test

  6. Support flight testing and post-flight analysis

  7. Perform model validation and system identification

  8. Troubleshooting, debugging, and anomaly investigation

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. M.Sc or PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a related technical discipline such as: flight sciences, control law development, and control system analysis with a minimum of 3 years of experience. Or B.Sc./B.Eng in Electrical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, or a related technical discipline such as: flight sciences, control law development, and control system analysis with a minimum of 7 years of experience

    1. 3+ years of experience in flight control law analysis and synthesis

    2. Knowledge of non-linear 6DOF simulation, rigid body and flexible body dynamics

    3. Understand impacts of aeroelasticity and environment of flying at high altitude

    4. Work experience in UAV guidance and contingency management

    5. Knowledge of MATLAB, SIMULINK, C/C++

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in control design for aircraft

Industry: Internet

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