This position supports the mission of the Wireless
Interdisciplinary Research Group (WIRG) in the College of
Engineering, Arts and Sciences (CEAS) Department of Computer
Science (CS). This position is responsible for providing
fundamental and applied research activities and engineering design
and leadership to integrate communications, command, and control
for automated spectrum monitoring and spectrum sharing for low
earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellations (such as StarLink and
OneWeb). This position will work closely with the WIRG team and
will include working with and mentoring Graduate Student
researchers. This research faculty position (a Co-Investigator on
the NSF SII-NRDZ CU-Boulder RADYSIS, Radio Astronomy Dynamic
Satellite Interference-Mitigation and Spectrum Sharing, sponsored
research project) will work with WIRG project principal
investigators to identify mission requirements and design/implement
a functional LEO satellite spectrum sharing architecture based on
the general concept of a centralized spectrum controller system
(SCS) such as the Winn Forum Spectrum Access System (SAS) or the
FaceBook TelecomInfraProject (TIP) Open-AFC (Automated Frequency
Controller) design. This position will lead 2-3
undergraduate/graduate staff members. This position will work
directly with graduate students, faculty, and professional
collaborators within and outside the university. This position will
design, implement, test, and deploy a satellite constellation
spectrum sharing system to meet WIRG and NSF SII-NRDZ (Spectrum
Innovation Initiative - National Radio Dynamic Zone) project
objectives. Tasks include design of telemetry systems, automation
and autonomy software, and spectrum sharing architectures. This
position will also be allocated to R&D engineering efforts for
future capability concepts.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
Founded in 1970, the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder
is passionate about real-world, interdisciplinary experiences for
our students. Our researchers are making advances in computer
science today that will change the world tomorrow. Via the
Partnership Program, the department is now helping CU to support
higher education across the state of Colorado.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
SII-NRDZ RADYSIS Project Management:
- Work with the WIRG Program Manager to develop project
requirements, major milestones, and schedule for the RADYSIS
- Utilize project management software and techniques to execute
- Interface with principal investigators and collaborators to
develop design and engineering requirements.
- Provide deployment support as needed.
SII-NRDZ RADYSIS Engineering Support:
- Ability to design and implement mobile command, control,
communication, and computer systems to support automated spectrum
- Demonstrated experience with spectrum sharing concepts for
satellites and for passive earth observing satellite (EOS)
- Ability to design, prototype, implement and test the satellite
constellation spectrum sharing architecture into operational
activities for satellite operators and for the dynamic protection
of terrestrial Radio Astronomy systems.
SII-NRDZ RADYSIS Research & Development:
What We Can Offer
- Develop specifications for new technologies to support future
- Design, prototype, and test new technology designs.
This position is a 20% FTE Postdoctoral Associate assignment. The
salary for this position is $24,000 per year.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
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What We Require
What You Will Need
- PhD degree in computer science, telecommunications, aerospace
engineering, electrical engineering, physical sciences, or related
- 15+ years' experience in R&D for telecommunications systems
including satellite, avionics, telemetry, ground systems, support
systems and software, or related experience.
What We Would Like You to Have
- Ability to design, prototype, and implement spectrum sharing
- Proficiency in computer programming (C, Python, Matlab,
- Ability to supervise and mentor graduate and undergraduate
- Capacity to manage and prioritize requirements and deliverables
for the SII-NRDZ RADYSIS project.
- Field experience with satellites, spectrum sharing, or Earth
science sensing missions.
- Lead engineering experience in project design and
- Management experience supervising students and/or staff.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover letter briefly describing your qualifications,
professional goals, and specific interest in this position
- Transcripts/proof of PhD (if your degree was obtained outside
of the United States, please submit an English-translated
- Letter of reference (not confidential)
- Optional: PDF Sample of work
- Optional: Portfolio URL/link
This position will remain open until filled.
Application materials will not be accepted via
email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs
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