The Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) is located on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Fundamental to the its mission, the AFIT Graduate School executes STEM-related research and development in a number of disciplines including aeronautics & astronautics, engineering physics, computer & electrical engineering, mathematics & statistics, operations research, and systems engineering. Graduate school faculty conduct sponsored research in these disciplines in support of numerous Air Force, DoD and US federal organizations. For more information, visit us at https://www.afit.edu/ENR.Under the guidance of a mentor, participants will gain experience in radiometric modeling and simulation (M&S) of scenes (such as view of earth from space or aerial platforms), target signatures (such as missile plumes or aircraft heat signatures), and sensors (such as high definition visible or infrared imagers). Participants may also contribute to research in one of several technical areas including software development for model visualization or performance optimization, algorithm development for exploitation of remotely sensed data (such as detection of dim signals, automated target recognition, or pattern of life trending), and data collection via laboratory and field experimentation. Participants will hone their technical programming skills by helping AFIT researchers develop software, algorithms and simulations that support a variety of Department of Defense (DOD) and Intelligence Community (IC) sponsors.Appointment LengthAn ORISE appointment period can be a short-term (less than 2 weeks), summer (10-12 weeks), or yearlong appointment. Faculty appointments are generally for 10-12 weeks during the summer, but appointments during the academic year are also available. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.Participant BenefitsParticipants will receive a stipend to be determined by AFIT. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.Relocation AllowanceTraining and Travel AllowanceNature of AppointmentThe participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.