SDSU Research Foundation

NIWC - Undergraduate II (Junior/Senior) Dolus Services (56-10004) Support

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This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of college students to provide technical and analytical support in the field of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Network Management and Network Security for the
Dolus project. The purpose of this project is to develop and demonstrate a C4I solution for Medium and Large Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs).



The Dolus effort started in FY19. The goal of Dolus is to develop and demonstrate large Unmanned Surface Vehicles.

  • Dolus will incorporate multiple C4I system and programs of records (PORs)  providing capabilities such as Local Area Network, Cross-Domain Solution, Line of Sight (LoS) and satellite communications and positioning, Navigation and timing (PNT) data.
  • Dolus will integrate with fleet operations to demonstrate an enhanced warfare capability.
  • By using autonomous capability, Dolus will augment manned naval warships and enhance Fleet warfighting effectiveness.
  • Dolus will develop tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP’s) for follow-on efforts.
  • Dolus is intended to be a “leave-behind” capability for the fleet.



The student shall assist in:

  • Reviewing, analyzing and documenting specific operational procedures for existing solutions, and performing feasibility studies for new solutions.
  • Designing, exercising and testing network models.
  • Designing, developing, testing and documenting networking modeling and/or architecture.
  • Collecting test data and criteria to analyze, score, and evaluate.
  • Performing data conversion and coding, and data analysis and data reduction.
  • Writing, testing and documenting code.
  • Installing and integrating software applications and hardware components. Resolving workstation hardware and software challenges.
  • Monthly Status Reports and Bi-Weekly Time Reports shall be in accordance with basic contract CDRL.


The student must be at the Junior or Senior level and have experience in 50% of the task requirements and be able to accomplish 50% of the work independently. Is not required to be an SDSU Student.


  • Undergraduate Level 2: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering majors (Junior or Senior)


  • Basic knowledge of computer networks and information security.
  • Familiarity with networking technologies.
  • Visual Basic, Shell scripting in windows PowerShell.PowerCLI is a plus.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suit.
  • Data processing will be an advantage.
  • Data Base design and administration.

Skills: Network management and network monitoring



  • The COVID-19 vaccine is required by the CSU for all SDSU Research Foundation employees as a condition of employment. Should you be offered a position, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination status. Individuals who obtain an approved medical or religious exemption on file will be required to complete regular COVID-19 testing
  • This position will require the employee to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance
  • Due to the regulations established by the Department of Defense, only US Citizens may qualify
  • This is a student position and is limited to working 20 hours per week
  • This position will remain open until filled
  • San Diego State University Research Foundation is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer



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