Attitude Control Engineer

Attitude Control Engineer

Position Description
  • October 30, 2021

Subsystem Summary:

ADCS (Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem) is responsible for stabilising AcubeSAT as well as determining and controlling its attitude and orbit. This is crucial both for the safety of the spacecraft and for establishing a reliable downlink with the Ground Station.

Position Description:

As an Attitude Control Engineer, you will be given the opportunity to

  • Characterize and test the sensors and actuators utilized to stabilise the spacecraft and achieve the desired orientation
  • Contribute to the development, testing and maintenance of the ADCS business logic software
  • Implement the interface with the aforementioned sensors and actuators
  • Contribute to the construction and use the team’s Helmholtz cage to conduct tests on the satellite hardware
  • Run simulations of the spacecraft dynamics including sensor fusion and control algorithms, orbit propagators and rotation matrices

Preferred Skills:

Our goal is to study, learn, develop and fly our own satellite. If you have a working spirit, time to spend, patience and in search of personal progress, come and meet us! This position is entry level, hence the below mentioned skill set is optional.

  • Familiarity with control theory
  • Experience with embedded programming in C/C++
  • Passion for understanding and composing automatic control systems

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