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Electrical Engineer


Vantage Partners, LLC is a multi-disciplinary engineering services company providing progressive solutions to projects within the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the NASA prime contractor community.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vantage Partners, LLC Is seeking an Electrical Engineer in support of aircraft motor and motor drive research at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The selected individual will support the following:

  • Under the Hybrid Gas Electric Propulsion project, activities are being conducted to establish system designs and technology that will enable a 150-passenger aircraft to be propelled using fans or propellers driven by electric motors and onboard generators.
  • Development of a hybrid NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) that is capable of supporting a 2Meg Watt electric aircraft propulsion simulation system. This testbed is intended to support a broad range of electric propulsion configurations based initially on relatively heavy off-the-shelf technology and evolving as new flight-weight research hardware is added to the system.
  • The primary focus of this position is modeling and simulation of the electrical power system components incorporated in the NEAT, this includes modeling the performance characteristics of electric motors, inverters, high-voltage cables, energy storage devices and fault protection devices.
  • The candidate will also support operation of the NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT), develop test matrices, troubleshooting issues with testbed operation at the component-level and system-level.  The main goal of the NEAT project is to continue expansion of the current test bed in terms of power level and capability so it can continue to be used to simulate a real hybrid electric aircraft.


  • Experience analyzing stability and performance of control loops for dynamic systems, especially using Simulink/SimPowerSystems.
  • Experience working with high power (500kW, 600Vdc) 3 phase motors and motor controllers.
  • Experience designing and developing power electronics, power conversion systems and motor controls for power systems.
  • Experience using laboratory test equipment such as oscilloscopes, meters and spectrum analyzers.
  • Experience working with high speed data acquisition systems.
  • Integrating and assisting in development of new testbed control schemes into the model, such as turbine/ducted fan simulators like Numerical Propulsion System Simulation (NPSS) or flight computer control.

Other Desired Skills:

  • Validating simulations with testbed data, including working with team members to ensure that testbed instrumentation and data acquisition is sufficient to record the relevant data.
  • Using modeling tools to confirm safe operation of the NEAT facility and predict the performance of future research hardware or controls when integrated into the full powertrain.
  • Developing control strategies to be used in electric aircraft and NEAT, such as motor control, bus voltage regulation, system-level controls, and fault management.

  • BS/MS in Electrical Engineering


  • 2 years of experience (will consider recent graduate with intern/co-op experience)

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