Space and Geophysics Laboratory
The Space and Geophysics Laboratory engages in research in electromagnetic propagation, geo-positioning, and remote sensing. This laboratory develops Global Positioning Systems (GPS) interface control processes that define the signal structure broadcast by GPS satellites, the specification of government geodetic-quality GPS receivers, and the design and execution of government tests for industry-produced receivers. In addition, SGL serves as life cycle engineer for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's Monitor Station Network and maintains the stations within that network. Work in this lab is funded by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and other federal agencies from the national intelligence community.
Work for SGL
The Space and Geophysics Laboratory has opportunities for careers in research, information technology, and administration. Please see the employment page for a complete listing of current opportunities. In addition, we have postdoc positions open in ionospheric studies and student positions.
SGL's electromagnetic wave propagation expertise is demonstrated in several practical tools. An example is the Radio Frequency Mission Planner (RFMP). RFMP is a visualization tool that allows the operator to "see" the impact of the environment and terrain on RF signals. RFMP is used by the DoD to plan and analyze missions by collecting and jamming against adversary radio assets.