As a member of our Payload Interface and Control Unit (PICU) team, you will be helping build Loft Orbital's standard interface that enables us to host and operate a wide range of payload types.
Loft Orbital's mission is to make space simple for organizations that need to collect information about the Earth. We operate rideshare satellites where multiple customer sensors are flown on a single spacecraft platform. As a member of our Payload Interface and Control Unit (PICU) team, you will be helping build Loft Orbital's standard interface that enables us to host and operate a wide range of payload types.
Work with a small team of signal processing/communications engineers to develop and implement various radio functions (filtering, gain control, frequency tracking, digital upconversion/downconversion, linearization, timing and phase recovery, equalization, FEC, symbol mapping/demapping, framing, etc )
Design circuits + PCBs for various spacecraft subsystems, test + validate hardware systems across the spacecraft, assist with low level software to interface with various spacecraft subsystems
Lead the design of kW-level power systems for our satellites, manage and control key components such as solar panel arrays, power regulation and distribution, and high-density batteries, integrate these systems into the spacecraft by working closely with the rest of the team
Design fault tolerant electrical systems for operating in a radiation environment, integrate these systems into the spacecraft by working closely with the rest of the team, support other electrical design, bringup, and test activities
Bringup and test complex electrical hardware systems, develop and extend existing test automation platforms, create verification plans by developing a thorough understanding of the system-under-test, analyze and root cause the various failures modes of the hardware
Implement spacecraft avionics software, implement ground control and telemetry software, implement software for automated testing at component, functional and system levels, including HITL (Hardware in the Loop) testing, implement low level software to interface with various spacecraft components, implement/troubleshoot/improve real time operating system components
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