Peraton Corporation

  • Satellite Command and Data Handling Electrical Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/6/2018 11:17 AM)
    Requisition ID
    Clearance Status
    Security Clearance
  • Overview

    We are seeking a Satellite Command and Data Handling (C& DH) Electrical Engineer to support Orbital Operations in Greenbelt, MD for our support of the Omnibus Multidiscipline Engineering Services II (OMES-II) contract with NASA at Peraton.


    The C&DH engineer will assess vendor provided C&DH design, performance analyses, and implementation.  The analyses provide required external interface information (data, models, and analysis) for the development of the instruments, launch services interface, spacecraft, and ground system, as described below.  The engineer will assess the acceptability of the provided design, analyses, and implementation to meet the system requirements, which include all C&DH components for the Instruments, Spacecraft, and Satellite, which utilize RS-422, MIL-STD-1553, and SpaceWire data architectures/protocols.


    Responsibilities Include:

    • Maintain a thorough and up to date understanding of the instruments and spacecraft (including components, requirements, and interfaces) C&DH design, models, analyses, etc.
    • Provide timely and thorough documentation production and review.
    • Oversee the C&DH design effort of the spacecraft and instrument vendors.
    • Review and approve spacecraft and instrument-level verification and validation artifacts for C&DH requirements.
    • Support weekly and monthly status meeting with the spacecraft and/or instrument vendors.
    • Conduct routine coordination with Government and vendor spacecraft C&DH leads as well as instrument systems engineers.
    • Review and assess any data interface between the Spacecraft and an instrument including initialization, operation, and fault recovery of each interface. 
    • Conduct review and assessment of 1553/SpaceWire Data Timing/Utilization Analysis, which include assessments of percent bus utilization including fault recovery, nominal, and other operational modes; handshaking or time-division multiplexing protocol used to ensure that the required data retrieval rates and timings are achieved for each instrument with adequate margin; and, analysis showing that data rate requirements are met.



    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
    • At least 10 years of relevant experience in field.
    • Knowledge of NASA engineering standards, processes, and best practices.
    • Relevant experience with RS-422, 1553 and SpaceWire applications
    • Experience reviewing C&DH design analyses and test data for requirements verification



    • Hands-on experience with development or oversight of RS-422, 1553, and/or SpaceWire data systems.
    • Experience in coordinating stakeholder teams to define engineering interfaces and technical processes.
    • Knowledge of system engineering and integration tools.
    • Experience in system and schedule integration.

    About Peraton

    Peraton provides innovative, reliable solutions to the nation’s most sensitive and mission-critical programs and systems. Peraton has significant experience providing highly differentiated secure communications, space, and technology solutions to key customers, and has become a trusted partner on missions that are critical to the security priorities of the United States. Capabilities include complex software and technology services and solutions, as well as end-to-end mission operations abilities, including Software Systems Development, Cyber, Modeling & Simulation, Mission Operations, Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), and Quick Reaction Capabilities (QRC) / Research & Development. The company is headquartered in Herndon, VA, with approximately 3,500 employees across the U.S. and Canada. 

    EEO Statement

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law.


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