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Remote Sensing Spectrum Management Engineer

ASRC Federal

McLean,  Virginia
Remote Sensing

Summary: Provide support services including program resource control under a contract with NASA Headquarters Space Communication and Navigation (SCaN) office within the Space Operations Mission Directorate (SOMD). SCaN has responsibility for various functions related to planning and operation of space communications networks supporting NASA flight missions.

Provide engineering studies and technical assistance in support of NASA requirements for spectrum allocations, assignments and coordination in national and international spectrum management organizations.

The Remote Sensing Spectrum Management Engineer will serve as a professional authority and/or project team leader with expert level knowledge in the field of remote sensing that can be applied to spectrum management activities for achieving the goal of obtaining and protecting international frequency allocations for remote sensing applications in the Earth exploration-satellite service (EESS), both active and passive, for systems of MetAids service, as well as for space research sensors, including planetary sensors. This subject matter expert will support domestic and international regulatory activities, including participation in the work of the Radiocommunications Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-R), Geneva, Switzerland, as well as that of other related international and/or intergovernmental organizations, as required.


  • Subject Matter Expert in systems for remote sensing, including passive and active sensing systems, operating on both ground-based and space-based platforms.
  • Presentation and representational skills sufficient to advocate for NASA in domestic and/or international spectrum management fora, including the ability to act on behalf of NASA and/or provide recommendations on a course of action, as appropriate.
  • Ability to analyze technical and regulatory policy documents and brief high level management with the data pertinent to NASA
  • Recognized as an expert for U.S. national spectrum regulatory issues and procedures
  • Ability to travel (travel approximated at 25%)
  • Must be a US Citizen. Ability to obtain/maintain a Secret clearance if required. 


  • Experience with analyzing interference mitigation techniques, propagation models, and interference analysis and compatibility. These efforts involve the development of both Lab View software and custom hardware design along with the development of system level simulations for terrestrial and space based communication system links using MathCAD, Visualyse and other software based RF analysis and design tools.
  • Subject matter expert in spectrum management regulatory policy to include knowledge of ITU, NTIA, IRAC (and its subcommittees), and the FCC. 


  • MS in a related field and ten (10) to twelve (12) years of related experience.
  • Ph.D. in at least one scientific or engineering discipline is desired.

Company: ASRC Federal has multiple subsidiaries that provide cost-effective, quality solutions to government agencies. ASRC Federal subsidiaries are determined to deliver on every commitment to every customer. Our subsidiaries provide a wide array of services to a broad base of federal government agencies. ASRC Federal supports our family of companies through a Shared Services Center—providing business systems and infrastructure necessary to successfully execute government contracts. ASRC Federal and our subsidiaries offer a respectful work environment and encourage employees to share their ideas to foster innovation and efficiency. We focus on our employees, so our employees can focus on our customers

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