RF Survivability Engineer

Textron Fort Worth , TX 76102

Posted 3 months ago

We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and design the first functional jetpack. We were aboard NASA's first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we are defining the future of on-demand mobility. At Bell, we are proud to be an iconic company with superb talent, rapidly creating novel and coveted vertical lift experiences.

The Radio Frequency (RF) Survivability Engineer is responsible for performing survivability analysis with respect to Radar based threats to vertical lift aircraft. This position requires effective management of tasks, schedule and budget in support of combat aircraft design, development and test. This position is located at Bell's Fort Worth, Texas facility.

Position Responsibilities

  • Perform Radio Frequency (RF) signature analysis for military aircraft using various computational software tools.

  • Collaborate with other Bell Engineers to effectively integrate RF signature reduction design features to include aircraft shape and special materials.

  • Collaborate with other Bell Engineers, US government personnel and vendors of Aircraft Survivability Equipment (ASE) to effectively integrate Radar Warning and RF Counter-Measure (RFCM) systems.

  • Present design and analysis results to both internal and external audiences.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in science or engineering which includes analysis of Electro-Magnetic (EM) fields.

  • Master's Degree is preferred with experience in Radar, Radar Cross Section (RCS) and/or RF antenna design and performance.

Position Requirements:

  • At least 2 years' experience in Survivability

  • Experience with one or more of the following analytical software tools is preferred:

  • Radar Signature Analysis Xpatch, Carlos, SWITCH, SENTRi, Aurora or other frequency-domain codes.

  • CAD / Meshing CATIA, Hypermesh, Patran, Cubit, or similar

  • Antenna Analysis WIPL-D, CST MWS, HFSS, Feko, or frequency-domain codes.

  • Electronic Warfare and Weapon Simulations ALARM, AMBER, STIM, ESAMS, RADGUNS or similar.

  • Mission / Operations Analysis AFSIM, ATCOM, AGI STK or similar.

  • Experience with RF material properties and test methods is preferred.

Candidate must have an aptitude for in-depth computational analysis.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are required.

Don't miss the chance to join a diverse, inclusive environment where you feel a sense of belonging. As a member of our global workforce, you will collaborate with dedicated, enthusiastic teams where unique experiences, backgrounds and ideas combined with a strong passion for our products take us above and beyond flight.


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