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RF Systems Engineer

RF Systems Engineer

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    Technology & Digital

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  • Salary:

    £70 - £80 per hour + INSIDE IR35

  • Contact:

    Fraser Richings

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Role Overview:

This department is responsible for the systems design of the Data Link that maintains communication with a missile product as it completes it mission. The systems team require an RF systems engineer to support work on a missile program.

This product is a helicopter launched anti Corvette/FIAC weapon system consisting of platform equipment and missile effector. The weapon system is a joint UK/French development; it will be installed on the Wildcat Helicopter for the UK and is expect to be installed on the French Guepard helicopter.

The products data link provides a secure 2 way RF link to up to 4 missiles in-flight enabling image downlinks, aim point refinement, abort commands as well as target location updates. The data link comprises of:

  • Missile Terminal and antenna
  • Platform (Helicopter) Terminal with an active antenna enabling 360deg (in azimuth) beam pointing capability.

The products data link product is expected to be delivered in Q2 2024 with some support services continuing further into 2024. Rate manufacturing is expected to take place Q4 2024.


Data Analysis & Verification

  • Conduct adhoc tests to support the generation of evidence
  • Analyse test logs, summarise and document to support verification activities
  • Review verification evidence to enable acceptance
  • Work non-compliances and sign off to support Certificate of Design deliveries
  • Execute tests, record results and raising non-conformances and queries.
  • Produce the design certification documentation to support delivery of the products into service.

Skillset/experience required:

  • RF Systems Engineering
  • Testing of RF Systems with formal recording of results.
  • Creation of certification documentation
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