Academia, Research Laboratory, Aerospace/Defense, Government/Non-Profit
The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) has an opening for a PhD level Post-doctoral Researcher or Research Engineer, located in Hampton, Virginia. The successful candidate will work as part of an interdisciplinary team located in the Advanced Measurement and Data Systems Branch investigating instrumentation for a variety of different reacting and non-reacting gaseous flow systems at NASA Langley Research Center.
This work aims to investigate measurement technologies and to apply them to study subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic flow facilities, with primary emphasis on transonic cryogenic wind tunnel measurements in the first year. Measurement parameters of interest include velocity, temperature, density, and pressure. Particle-based and molecular based approaches will be developed and implemented. Laser systems used would include pulsed YAG lasers, high speed pulse-burst YAG lasers, and femtosecond laser systems to perform particle image velocimetry (PIV), Doppler Global Velocimetry (DGV), Rayleigh scattering multi-parameter measurement, and FLEET velocimetry. The candidate will be expected to collaborate across branches and with civil servant and contractor employees in performance of the work.
PhD or equivalent in field of engineering or physical sciences
Experienced with high-powered laser systems
Experienced in photodetector and advanced imaging technologies
Experience with programming in MATLAB and LabView.
Ability to successfully complete a background investigation required to obtain a NASA badge
US citizenship or permanent resident status is a bona fide requirement
Experience with particle-based measurement techniques (Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), Doppler Global Velocimetry (DGV), and/or Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV))
Familiar or experience with pulse-burst laser systems.
Familiar or experience with femtosecond laser systems.
Familiar or experience with aeronautic ground test (wind tunnel) facilities.
About National Institute of Aerospace
NIA, located near NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is a non-profit research and graduate education institute created to perform aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation, and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
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