Research Engineer, Origami-Based Deployable Antenna
This position involves working on a project related to a deployable parabolic antenna. The project aims to develop an origami structure for the parabolic antenna to enable it to fold into a small volume to save storage, delivery, and launching costs. To convert the conventional static parabolic antenna to a deployable and reconfigurable structure, we will investigate an existing folding pattern or design new folding patterns. The main research tasks for the project include but will not be limited to:
- Design the origami folding pattern and physical prototype with consideration of sheet thickness.
- Model the kinematics of the origami structure and investigate the actuation mechanism
- Fabricate a prototype using composite materials and conduct deployable test
- Write papers and present work at top-tier local or international conferences or workshops.
- BEng/BSc/MEng/MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Deployable structures, Robotics, or related disciplines.
- Experience in developing deployable structures and kinematics modeling
- Proficiency with Solidworks, Matlab, Abaqus, or other related tools.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good teamwork abilities, self-motivation, and self-reflection.
- Proficiency in the English language, both in oral and written form.
Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 10626