Adaptive Wireless Communications FPGA GRA- Fall 2021- ICL CSSD

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

Help us research, design, build, and test the next-generation software-defined radios for electronic warfare scenarios. The Information and Communications Lab (ICL) Communications Systems and Spectrum Division (CSSD) seeks a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for the fall 2021 semester. The GRA will work under the guidance of GTRI researchers performing one or more of the following activities:
Xilinx Zynq SoC programming and testing
Digital, analog, and embedded hardware design
Assistance with RF lab and field tests and measurements

The ICL-CSSD researches and develops next-generation wireless systems and communications techniques. Within electronic warfare, ICL CSSD generates solutions for complex radio test and measurement scenarios, test events, and in-field systems. Our engineers fuse multiple complex technologies including software-defined radio, FPGAs, LTE, circuit board design, 3D printing, and UAVs to solve our customers most challenging problems.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Graduate Research Assistant

  • Pursuing a Masters degree or PhD at Georgia Tech in Electrical and Computer Engineering or related field
  • Must be enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours)
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Commit to 15-20 hours of work per week
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with FPGA
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a dynamic team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Xilinx Vivad
  • Experience in at least 1 other programming language: C++, C, Python, Java, ect.
  • Completed at least one individual or team project in which a hardware platform (evaluation kit, development board, etc.) was deployed
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas

Hours per Week

1520 hours per week

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Housing and Relocation

Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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