Bennett Aerospace

  • Terminal Ballistics Phenomena Researcher

    Job Locations US-MD-Aberdeen
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/18/2018 1:08 PM)
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    About Us


    Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives.  Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.


    Bennett AerospaceInc. has an opening for a highly motivated Terminal Ballistics Phenomena Researcher in support of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland.  


    Job Description:


    The successful Researcher will specialize in the instrumentation and measurement techniques and technologies for terminal ballistics: fragmenting warheads, kinetic energy projectiles, blast, explosively formed projectiles, etc. Support requirements are two-fold in which the Researcher shall:

    (a) plan project and experimental evaluation layout;

    (b) conduct the instrumentation, data reduction, data analysis and documentation of terminal ballistics.

    The environment of interest includes the warhead/projectile interaction with armors, structural targets, light vehicles and personnel. Support tasks are complex and require the application of advanced physical, electrical, and mathematical principals.


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    As determined by Government requirements, activities that the successful candidate shall execute and complete include but are not limited to:

    • Conduct and oversee experimental tests and analysis of data for terminal ballistics phenomena.
    • Manage databases, data organization systems, and information exchange practices related to terminal ballistic experimental tests and analyses.
    • Apply theories, principles, and methods related to solid/structural mechanics, impact physics, and material behavior at high strain rates to research terminal ballistics phenomena.
    • Setup, maintain, calibrate, and activate electrical and mechanical subassemblies.
    • Perform computational studies using or developing advanced computational tools associated with shock physics and material failure using hydro codes.
    • Conceptualize launch system/mechanisms for novel weapons systems.
    • Support the physical maintenance and upkeep of Government laboratory facilities and equipment used for terminal ballistic experiments.
    • Prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) associated with experiments.
    • Prepare and present presentations and written documents summarizing efforts in Government format for Form 1 approval (process of instruction provided by COR as GFI). Upon TO COR request, Contractor personnel shall present the information to the ARL staff, universities, private corporations, research institutes, national laboratories, or other Government research centers.
    • Travel may be required.


    Education and Experience:

    • Require a Scientist/Engineer with a BS, in Mechanical engineering related degree with 5+ years of highly relevant experience.
    • Prefer a Masters or PhD with 2+ years of relevant experience will also be acceptable.
    • Knowledge in the use of three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD), CAD best management practices, CAD tools, SolidWorks, ProEngineer, and/or other design
    • Experience conducting data analysis with MatLab, MathCad, LabVIEW
    • Must be a US citizen with a SECRET clearance or able to obtain.


    • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education
    • Comprehensive benefits package available


    About our client, the Army Research Laboratory (ARL):


    For more than 50 years, in laboratories belonging to the Army Futures Command (AFC) and their antecedents in the Technical Corps, civilians have conducted the great majority of the Army's basic science programs, whether as in-house scientists and engineers or as contractors in private industry and academia. Among their many successes, these civilians helped develop the proximity fuse; worked to develop ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer; grew some of the first synthetic large quartz crystals; and developed the titanium alloy T1-6A1-4V.


    Currently, ARL scientists and engineers are pioneering research in such areas as neuroergonomics, energetic materials and propulsion, individual warfighter protection, energy science, electronics technologies, network sciences, virtual interfaces and synthetic environments and autonomous systems.


    ARL continues reaching out to "partner" with leading researchers in industry and academia, while it is also reaching out to the active Army to ensure that programs produce advanced technologies that support Soldiers in the field today - and in the future.

    National defense is one of the most critical duties performed by the federal government for the American people. Cutting-edge technology research and development offer incredible potential to improve the Army's chances of surviving and winning any future conflicts. ARL, as the Army's corporate or central laboratory for combat materiel, will play a constructive, key role in the national defense as it executes its strategies to take full advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Diabled



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