374jc Micro Avionics/INU Systems Engineer


My client was established in 2002 as a high-technology research and development company, developing low-cost, flexible search and surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UVA) for military, homeland security, policing, disaster relief and environmental monitoring. The UAV’s would be rugged, immediately deployable and could be launched vertically from a ground, ship or even a moving vehicle.
They are now looking for a Micro Avionics/INU Systems Engineer to assist them in their primary goad of the development of 3VTOL UAV technology Demonstrators for the UK MoD within a 12 month project timeframe.
The significant tasks within this role are the development of a highly accurate Inertial Navigation Unit and highly accurate motor RPM controller for out-runner electric motors, potentially collaborating with leading UK Universities in both domains. In addition, servo controller electronics will also require development, enabling single board computer servo actuation instructions to control servo motors driving the UAV control surfaces. In addition to the above, the micro avionics engineer will put together an appropriate sensor package, working in close co-operation with the RF communications engineer, providing a full suite of spatial data (altitude, forward velocity, orientation, etc) to support complete flight systems control. Dedication to the development of ‘zero-failure’ systems is also fundamental to this role. The final major task will be the packaging of the micro-avionics into a modular, easy to maintain unit that can be readily mounted within the UAV.
All team members will be required to produce consistent, high quality documentation, develop and adhere to rigorous test procedures, working to company and MoD standards and will be also become important members of the flight trials team at the back end of this exciting development programme.
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