Control Systems Specialist

Recruiter
Leonardo
Location
Basildon
Posted
29 Jun 2018
Closes
20 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Control Systems Specialist

3080

Job Description

The primary role involves the development of linear & non-linear dynamic feedback control systems for a range of products involving novel electro-optical sightline steering mechanisms, thermal reference devices, miniature actuation mechanisms etc.

This will involve:-

  • Concept generation, theoretical analysis and modelling of dynamic systems for servo control mechanisms, thermal models etc.
  • Development of dynamic control algorithms to meet system performance requirements, including "what if" trade-off studies.
  • Selection and specification of control components (motors, inertial measurement devices, angular and linear displacement sensors, electronic drive amplifiers etc.)
  • Specification and production of embedded control software and firmware from Simulink, Xilinx-XSG and HDLcoder (and future approaches)
  • Generation of test plans and specifications
  • Development of Matlab scripts and functions to support testing and evaluation, including HWIL stimulus files generation and automated test output analysis.
  • Support to module and system-level integration, execution of testing and analysis of test recordings and results.
  • Complete development of formal models representing the applicable control system, both for internal use within the company and for delivery to external customer / partner organisations.


Key Responsibility Areas

  • Development of Control Systems for new and existing programmes, working at all phases of the development lifecycle.
  • Technical leadership and development of junior team members.
  • Supporting the development of current and future Control Systems architectures/designs and their implementation.
  • Robust capture of design artefacts as appropriate for all stages in the engineering lifecycle appropriate for managing existing systems and for taking concepts through to production.


Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

Core skills required:

  • Theory of linear & non-linear dynamic feedback control systems, including PID, H8, H2, Variable-structure control etc.
  • Thorough understanding of rotational and translational geometry using direction-cosine and/or quaternion approaches.
  • Appreciation of basic fundamentals of electro-mechanical designs, including direct drive and indirect (geared or tape/wire) drives, steering mirrors etc.
  • Experience of MATLAB/Simulink and Simulink Coder are highly desirable.
  • Experience of Xilinx FPGA development tools is highly desirable.
  • An appreciation of real-time embeddable Software and Firmware (to support Software and Firmware Specialists).
  • Understanding of characteristics and representation of control components including:


o Electric motors - dc brushed, brushless, stepper, linear, voicecoil etc.

o Inertial measurement devices - gyro's, accelerometers

o Angular and linear displacement sensors - accelerometers, optical encoders, resolvers, Inductosyns, tacho's etc.

o Electronic drive amplifiers etc.

Familiarity with the following tools is desirable:

  • Configuration control using Dimensions and Teamcenter
  • Desktop Linux familiarity
  • Familiarity with DOORS


Intrinsic Factors

Working in office environment, working with lasers, driving/travel etc.

Occasional driving/travel may be required within the UK, Europe or even worldwide. This role would generally be office/lab based with use of DSE equipment.

Candidates must be able to obtain SC security clearance.

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This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/82127763

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