SDSU Research Foundation

NIWC - Undergraduate III (Junior/Senior) Signals and System, and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) (71-10006)

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Under general supervision, incumbents must have course work in the discipline requested on the task order Statement of Work.


The Cyber / Science and Technology Department at NIWC Pacific delivers leading information warfare capabilities. Responsibilities include signal processing such as re-sampling, frequency conversion, and filtering. These tasks enable data analyses and establish metrics for satisfying requirements. The development of signal processing techniques will better enable the Warfighter.




The student shall provide a bi-weekly report to the supervisor. The student should meet with supervisor, preferably in person, but email and telephone meetings are also accepted, to explain the results and accomplishments. When requested, the student should produce a written report of the work performed.

  • Create and run Matlab and/or Python code for performing signal processing and analysis of recorded data.
  • Utilize digital filtering, decimation, and resampling to optimize data for analysis.
  • Create digital waveforms and demodulate signals. Calculate signal to noise ratio, power spectrum density, bit error rates and other measurements.
  • Troubleshoot anomalies in results and errors.
  • The student may need to learn about RF testing, superconductivity and cryogenic electronics.
  • Submit Monthly Status Report and Bi-Weekly Time Reports 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 qualified sophomore, junior, or senior in electrical engineering
  • Electrical engineering laboratory experience
  • Proficient in Matlab and/or Python
  • Knowledge in Fourier transforms and digital signal processing
  • Strong communication and written reporting skills are required.


  • Experience with instrumentation and RF testing


  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Excellent record keeping methods




  • 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
  • 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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