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Electrical Engineering Internship

Baltimore, Maryland

RCT Systems, Power Systems Division, is seeking highly qualified Electrical and Mechanical Engineering interns to join our team for the summer. Engineering interns will focus on one of several different areas including:

  • Develop computer software HMI for testing of power converters.
  • Design and test DSP based digital control algorithms, FPGA supported modulators, and PLC based high-level system controllers
  • Detailed PCB designs including system control PCBs and support hardware
  • Design embedded control algorithms, software PLLs, and other embedded control algorithms
  • Develop Controller-Hardware-in-the-Loop test setups, control cards, and control algorithms using Typhoon and MyWay PE-expert RT hardware
  • Testing of MV magnetic components (inductors, transformers)
  • Perform packaging/layout of complex converter systems
  • Detailed thermal analysis of high performance cooling systems

Minimum Requirements:
  • United States Citizenship required due to US Government ITAR program restrictions
  • >3.3 GPA
  • 3rd year undergraduate minimum, MS and PhD students a plus

Desired Skillset:
  • Experience implementing communication interface (CAN, RS485, Modbus, I2C, high speed fiber, others)
  • Experience applying embedded software for motor drives, ac-dc, dc-dc, and dc-ac converters
  • Experience programming various microcontrollers, DSP, and/or FPGAs
  • Hand-on experience with OPAL-RT, Typhoon, or other HIL platforms
  • Experience with TI C2000 DSPs

Immediate Requirements/Projects include:
  • High Power SiC and Silicon power device design into converters/inverters
  • Multiple parallel/series connected bi-directional galvanically isolated AC/DC, DC/DC converters
  • 13.8 kV and 4160V grid interface power converters
  • Development of real-time hardware test setup with Typhoon RT hardware and custom DSP PCBs
  • Navy (surface & sub), Army vehicles and infrastructure, Aircraft potentially

RCT Systems PSD offers competitive pay, a face-paced R&D work environment, and an active location (Baltimore, MD) close to Washington DC, Philadelphia PA, and Pittsburg PA. The internship is in-person only (no remote work), and located at our offices in Baltimore, MD.
Job Postings can be found at: https://rctsystems.catsone.com/careers/

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