SDSU Research Foundation

  • Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis Support for Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) Research Project (53-7002)

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    $24.40 / hr
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  • Overview

    This Statement of Work covers the need for the services of a college student to provide technical and/or analytical support in the fields of Psychology and Ocean Engineering for the MK18 project. The purpose of the project is to integrate and transition into the Fleet new technologies to support Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)


    The U.S. Navy has deployed the MK18 Mod 1 and 2 UUVs for U.S. Navy shallow water mine countermeasures (MCM) and hydrographic reconnaissance operations. The UUVs in the MK18 Family of Systems are pre-programmed and designed to scan waters for targets or threats while offering the Fleet vital information for required for planning Navy operations.


    The contractor shall assist the work sponsor with experimental design planning, technology evaluations and data analysis tasks. Some support to usability and human factors evaluations may also be required.


    • Reviewing, analyzing and documenting related literature


    • Supporting required pilot testing and usability


    • Designing and testing experimental


    • Supporting data analyses and documenting



    Minimum Qualifications:


    Graduate Level 2: Psychology or Cognitive Science (working on Masters or Ph.D).


    Required Course Work:

    • Experimental design
    • Statistical analysis
    • Human Factors Psychology

    Additional Qualifications desired: Experience with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) (statistical analysis tool) and Signal Detection Theory are desired but not required. Experience with Queueing Theory desired but not


    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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