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RAP opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory     NRL

Instrumentation Development for Astronomy and Remote Sensing


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Remote Sensing

opportunity location
64.15.06.B2661 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Tracy Ellen Clarke 202.404.4297
Namir E Kassim 202.767.0668
Henrique Schmitt 202.767.2977


Instrumentation projects are pursued for remote-sensing applications, both terrestrial and astronomical. Current projects include the development of (1) infrared cameras, imaging spectrometers, and space-based interferometers; (2) millimeter/submillimeter and meter/decameter sub-GHz radio instrumentation: and (3) active HF/VHF antennas for the Long wavelength Array (LWA) and the Deplovable Low-band Ionosphere and Transient Experiment (DLITE) and low frequency receivers for the Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA). NRL developed the VLA Low Frequency Ionosphere and Transient Experiment (VLITE) that captures over 2000 hours per year of commensal sub-GHz data on the VLA. Work is ongoing to expand VLITE with an eye towards developing sub-GHz commensal capabilities on the ngVLA. NRL is also developing national and international collaborations to increase the number and geographic distribution of DLITE systems, equipped with continually improving LWA antenna and receiver technology.


key words
Astronomical spectra; Atmospheric spectra; Cryoelectronics; Infrared optics and instrumentation; Photonic crystals; Frequency selective surfaces; Infrared spectra; Millimeter spectra; Millimeter/submillimeter radio astronomy; Meter/decameter radio interferometry; Superconductivity; Antennas; ionospheric remote sensing


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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