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Cisco Systems Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.
Cisco considers Design for Environment as a key aspect of its corporate values. The Product Stewardship Program is seeking a team of 1-3 interns to develop a set of environmental performance metrics and establish best practices for continuous improvement of future design and manufacturing practices, using product life-cycle assessment and environmental assessment techniques. Environmental considerations such as reduction of hazardous substance, material conservation, recyclability and energy efficiency need to be incorporated into the design of products, development processes, and technical/management systems. The interns will be exposed to a variety of product design and environmental subject areas, cost-benefit analysis, and eco-design techniques; learn about the opportunities and challenges facing companies as a result of regulatory and voluntary environmental initiatives; have the opportunity to interact with engineers and other stakeholders; and gain valuable experience researching and effectively communicating environmental and technical information. Qualifications and Requirements for Application: The interns should be seniors or graduate students. A team with mixed background in environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering with knowledge of environmental LCA, eco-design and green material, energy efficiency optimization and engineering economics such as cost-benefit optimization and risk assessment is desirable. ** This internship is in San Jose. Students will be expected to make their own housing and travel arrangements. **

Gen-Probe Gen-Probe
Our products help professionals test for a wide range of micro-organisms that cause a range of human diseases including tuberculosis, strep throat, pneumonia and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as for human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) contamination of the blood supply. We continue to develop innovative new solutions based on our patented core technologies.
1. Performance Analysis and Design Improvement - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
The project will require the team to characterize and analyze performance parameters of various of Gen-Probes instruments, such as incubators and mixers; and make recommendations for improvements in design and/or use. Seniors or grad students are preferred, but the candidate must be returning to school in the fall quarter to qualify.

Hilti is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing added-value, top-quality products for professional customers in the construction industry and in building maintenance. Our product range covers drilling and demolition, direct fastening, diamond and anchoring systems, firestop and foam systems, installation, measuring and screw fastening systems as well as cutting and sanding systems. Hilti operates in over 120 countries around the world and has almost 20,000 employees.
1. Innovative training of construction workers to use chemical anchor systems without written language - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
This project is co-sponsored by TANNER AG. TANNER is one of the leading companies for professional technical documentation, generating product catalogues and implementing sophisticated information management systems. 200 employees work for the company in ten locations across Germany and also in Vietnam. TANNER's headquarters are in Lindau, Germany.

Creating effective instruction manuals for construction tools in many languages geared to an audience with diverse literacy skills and social customs is extremely challenging. The team is charged to develop technical instructions for chemical anchor products used by workers on construction sites worldwide. Their goal will be to communicate the main product features, steps for installation and handling in a mode independent of written language. Start July 1st in Kaufering, Germany, and spend 5-6 weeks training at Hilti on the chemical anchoring products which will be used as the model for instruction. Special training will be given by Tanner AG, a leader in technical documentation, on their system of technical description and documentation. Team will draft an instructional concept by the end of this period. Testing and validation of the concept will take place in August at several construction sites in the US. Revision of the concept, presentation of results, and recommendations for further development to be given in September to Hilti and Tanner executives via videoconference from San Diego or Tulsa, OK (Hilti US HQ). A senior Hilti engineering manager will work with students during this final phase.

Project requires 1 structural engineer student, 1 graphic designer and 1 student versed in human-machine interface and ergonomics. Senior or graduate students are preferred.

Functional analysis, basic understanding of work on construction sites desired. Applicants MUST have valid passport. Opportunity for personal travel in Europe prior to the beginning of the internship will be possible. Hilti will provide transportation and housing.

Next-generation wireless communications is emerging as the most important technology of this millennium. To ensure that the entire wireless industry is inspired and continues to evolve, innovate and experience success, QUALCOMM develops its technologies and solutions for the purpose of enabling key participants in the wireless value chain.
The Production Tools group is involved in taking existing test tools and new tools related to MediaFLO and turning them into production tools that can be used by handset OEM's; MediaFLO system operators; MediaFLO carriers; and MediaFLO test equipment vendors.

The Team will deal directly with end-use customers in a real pre-production, production, or operational environment. They will be exposed to the Agile software development methodology and learn to deliver functional and functionally tested software iterations in as little as two weeks. They would also be exposed to software architecture development that is ""designed for change"" and learn how to adapt software to evolving requirements. The Team would also learn how to develop unit tests early in the development cycle. Finally, the MediaFLO project and the tools being developed run the gamut from more tactile ""user experience"" focus, to embedded applications on a handset, to windows server applications.

3-5 CS or SW engineers preferred. Developers would also write unit tests and participate in system tests. EE with SW focus acceptable. HW engineer with EE background okay.

2. Performance, Capacity, AV Quality Co-relation Characterization - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
The project deals with the comparison of various MediaFLO timing characteristics (setup time, channel switching, etc) when implemented with EVDO and UMTS (GSM and WCDMA) chipsets. Simultaneous testing will be performed on the EVDO and UMTS side, to determine the influence of the MediaFLO to the 3G solutions. The Team will identify the relevant parameters and then devise a strategy to measure them. Channel capacity differences and video quality also need to taken into account.

The Team will deal directly with network carrier related environment. The interns will learn how to use modern 3GPP equipment, including the real network base station that generates all call flows and other signaling messages; the real propagation environment, and 3GP phones and logging tools. The Team will learn the theory of the UMTS and EVDO, and how to read standard and equipment documentation, and see how it is implemented.

2 engineers with background in Performance Analysis, Software/Systems, wireless protocols. Audio/Video quality, performance characterization in the wireless domain, analytical and hands-on software/system characterization required, preferably in a wireless network environment. Some wireless air interface protocol theory or hands-on experience would be beneficial. Audio/Video assessment methods and techniques would also be a plus.

3. Mobile Phone as First Computer; Mumbai, India - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Cell phones are the first exposure to computers for people in emerging markets. A cell phone, due to its limited i/o, is a difficult device to actually learn to use. People need to learn from others, rather than from user manuals. The goal of the project is to devise training systems to convert common users to trainers. Objectives of the project: 1) Determine how people can demonstrate the benefits of a cell phone and show each other new applications and uses.

2) Determine how to motivate this behavior.

3) Scale up the solution for many users and devices.

4 BS or MS student in CS, CE, or EE. Students must be citizens of the U.S. or India. Relocation, transportation, and housing will be provided to students. Students must have valid passport and have various inoculations prior to departure.

The uiOne Reference Phone UI (HDK) team works on a commercial quality phone UI that can be leveraged by handset manufacturers to accelerate time to market. The HDK is focused on exposing the Qualcomm chipset and software features using an easy to use, attractive user interface. The project entails expanding out the existing Camera application with a number of features available in lower level software working closely with the UI design team.

3 Computer Engineering/Science students. Third or fourth year BS students with 3.0 GPA or better. Coursework: Embedded programming, C Programming, Digital image processing. BREW APIs and BREW based extension/application programming. uiOne experience is preferred but optional.

SDG&E - A Sempra Energy Utility SDG&E - A Sempra Energy Utility
SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 840,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company has built a strong foundation in Smart Grid technologies, including a Smart Meter deployment that will be completed in 2011, self-healing grid technology, automated sub-station condition-based maintenance, advanced outage and distribution management systems, and microgrid projects funded by DOE and CEC. SDG&E was ranked number one in the nation in the first annual 2009 Smart Grid rankings published by IDC Energy Insights and Intelligent Utility magazine.
1. Home Area Network (HAN) Development - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Assess and identify enabling technologies to create new business opportunities for SDG&E which leverage the Smart Metering, Home Area Network infrastructure. Deliverables will include technology assessment (technology viability, device penetration, and manufacturer adoption rate), market assessment (market opportunity, customer preferences, subsidy requirements), and financial assessment (financial projections, capital requirements, operating costs).

Positions available for juniors or seniors. -1 Radio engineer -1 Semiconductor engineer -1 Computer Science Engineer -1 Electrical Engineer

-1 MBA (emphasis in marketing and finance)

No residency or clearance requirements.

Skills required: -ZigBee/HomePlug for radio engineer -Form factor design -Power engineering for micro power -Circuit board layout.

Presentation skills, Teamwork, Technical Documentation experience critical.

Solar Turbines Solar Turbines
Headquartered in San Diego, California, USA, Solar Turbines Incorporated, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of industrial gas turbines, with more than 13,400 units and over 1.4 billion operating hours in 96 countries. Products from Solar Turbines play an important role in the development of oil, natural gas and power generation projects around the world. Solar Turbines products include gas turbine engines (rated from 1590 to 30,000 horsepower), gas compressors, and gas turbine-powered compressor sets, mechanical-drive packages and generator sets (ranging from 1.1 to 22 megawatts). Solars customers put the companys products to work in many areas including production, processing and pipeline transmission of natural gas and crude oil and generation of electricity and thermal energy for processing applications, such as manufacturing chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and food products. Solars foundation is people and Solars culture is one where individual contributions are valued, diversity in the workplace is encouraged, and safety is emphasized in all aspects of the business. Solar Turbines is comprised of a dedicated and multi-talented workforce of more than 6,000 employees with decades of experience working as a global team.
1. Scalable Human Machine Interface (HMI) - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
The primary objective of this project is to efficiently generate Web-based screens for turbo-machinery HMI that target the complete spectrum of client devices from fixed displays, remote desktops to mobile phones and PDA devices. The project will be a blend of analysis and implementation, including hands-on development work using OO principles and current industry standard processes for software development. Required Skills include knowledge of object oriented development, Java / C++, strong team skills, strong communication skills, and web client development experience. Desired Skills include knowledge of distributed controls systems and gas turbines and experience with HMI/GUI.

Provides the warfighter with knowledge superiority by developing, delivering, and maintaining effective, capable and integrated command, control, communications, computer, intelligence and surveillance systems.
1. Advanced Unmanned Vehicle Concepts - NREIP candidates only - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
We are looking for 3-4 students to work on advanced underwater unmanned vehicle concepts. The team must be able to work well together and with other groups, be self-motivating, and be able to handle small projects and deadlines on their own.

The team must have a strong engineering background with understanding of the fundamentals of robotic engineering: mechanical, electrical, software. The team will be exposed to several unmanned vehicle projects and gain a variety of experience in the field. US citizens only. Applicants must have registered with NREIP by January 12, 2007.

ViaSat ViaSat
ViaSat produces advanced digital wireless communications and signal processing products for military and commercial markets. The company focuses on innovation and bringing the value of advanced technology to its customers. Our technology development and products all involve digital communications and cover specialties such as satellite communications, tactical communications, network security, and communication simulation and training.
ViaSat is looking for a multi-disciplinary team of energetic interns to push the envelope of the state of the practice in architecture-based enterprise system engineering. The team will integrate and demonstrate interoperability between two disparate communication systems using an enterprise service bus to provide a previously unavailable capability. Tasks will include:

Create a publish/subscribe capability for the new service on the enterprise service bus. Develop XML adapters Demonstrate capability on system hardware Analyze system of system performance Document and present results

2 CS engineers; 1 EE. Juniors, Seniors and Grad students OK. US citizenship required.

Desirable skills teamwork, quick learning, embedded SW design, XML programming skills, IP networking, RF networking, ESB SW experience

2. Mobile Asset Tracking Proof of Concept - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
ViaSat is looking for a five person team capable of turning a concept into a product. This project requires technical and business innovation. The team will create a proof of concept model for a mobile asset tracking system using RFID and mobile satellite technologies. Tasks will include:

Specify and procure RFID equipment Integrate with existing mobile satellite terminal eqiuipment Develop control and display SW Analyze system capability Demonstrate capability on system hardware Document and present results Create packaging concept Develop and analyze business case

2CS engineers; 1EE; 1ME; 1 MBA. , Seniors and Grad students OK. US citizenship not required.

Desirable skills embedded SW design, IP networking, RF networking, RFID, GUI design, business analysis

ResMed ResMed
We are an innovative Australian-founded company dedicated to improving the lives of millions of people worldwide suffering from sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders. We have experienced phenomenal growth for over 20 consecutive years and today employ over 3,000 people across 22 countries. ResMed is an exciting, refreshing environment in which to work. Its a thriving place to interact with others, learn, progress and develop your full potential. ResMed recruits the brightest and strongest talent around the world. We take pride in employing the best of the best self-starters who feel responsible and accountable for their actions and decisions.
1. Configuration and Optimization of a Polysomnograph (PSG) - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Configuration and optimization of a Polysomnograph (PSG): There are 15 different PSG manufacturers with whom we interface to provide a solution to our sleep lab partners. Team will compare and fully document the optimal cable and software configuration for each manufacturer. Create a low cost D/A converter: Expose all the digital protocols of the flow generators to enable conversion of digital signals from the serial port on the flow generator to analog +/- 1 V DC signal in the DC box of the PSG system. Optimize design to support up to 7 DC signals via RCA jacks; map the various voltages to a common scale that would be applicable no matter which flow generator is being used; be easily upgradeable to accommodate future design changes; interface with TxControl at 802.3 10/100 LAN and the flow generator. Develop & test a remote management and monitoring prototype for home use, with an RS232 interface, a LAN interface, an internal processor and a web server for remote management. Data to be downloaded from a flow generator in the home to a central server. LEDs on the box to indicate status of download. Requires 1-2 Jr or Sr EEs, 1 Sr or grad CS with good communications and teamwork skills and previous internship or work experience. US citizens or legally able to work in US only.

Cypress Semiconductor Cypress Semiconductor
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC Programmable System-on-Chip, USB controllers, generalpurpose programmable clocks and memories. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSB radio system-on-chip, to West Bridge and EZ-USB FX2LP controllers that enhance connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power.
1. Innovative Electronic Musical Instrument Design - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Cypress Systems is seeking 3 interns to develop a prototype of an innovative electronic musical instrument. The instrument will include cutting edge Cypress technologies to provide a whole new experience for a wide variety of musicians and students. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the definition and development of a unique new product. Cypress Systems is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor. Cypress Systems designs, manufactures, and sells complete high value end-products and solutions that leverage Cypress Semiconductors technologies. The internship team will consist of an electrical/electronics engineer, an embedded software engineer, and a PC software engineer. Required skills include: microcontroller circuit design, embedded C programming, and C++ PC application programming. Additional desired skills include: Analog circuit design, PCB layout, DSP programming, USB, and a background in electronic musical instruments such as keyboards or guitars. Residency and Clearance Requirements US residents, or fully authorized to work in the US. June 18-Sept. 21

Delta Design Delta Design
Delta Design, a Cohu company in San Diego, California, is a recognized leader in the design, development, manufacture and sale of semiconductor test handling equipment. We provide process automation solutions to the back end, are the world's largest supplier of IC test handlers for logic devices, and are a major supplier of memory handlers.
1. Vision alignment with 6 cameras and utilizing non-linear optics - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Current vision alignment for the vision project can not deal with the device image being larger than the camera field of view (FOV). To solve this, multiple camera FOV images must be combined. The team will be asked to add 2 more cameras to an established array of 4 cameras on an automated machine. Non-linear prisms will be needed, as well as vision-on-the-fly capability. One ME intern is needed to layout the whole mechanical and optical system. One EE intern is needed for the vision on-the-fly motion, camera, lighting and thermal controls. CAD (Solidworks, Orcad) and optical components background desired. One SW engineer needed to compensate the optical distortion of the non-linear optics using 1. Internal Image Processing 2. Internal Pattern Recognition 3. Internal Transforms 4. C++ 5. Windows programming.

Englekirk Center/Powell Structural Research Laboratories Englekirk Center/Powell Structural Research Laboratories
University of California San Diego structural engineers, together with a team of industry and university partners, develop and evaluate blast mitigation technologies to harden buildings and bridges against terrorist bomb attacks.
Summer 2007 Internships for the UCSD/TSWG Blast Simulator Program at the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center

CSE/ECE Internship. Assistance with data acquisition in support of tests using the blast simulator. Computer programming in support of pre-test and post-test analyses of blast simulator tests. Assistance with FEA analyses of blast simulator tests. Work will be performed at the Englekirk Center at Elliott Field. Skills required include experience working in a laboratory environment, and with data acquisition systems, data analysis programs, and computer modeling software.

SE Internship. Assistance with structural response instrumentation of the blast simulator tests and in data reduction. Work will be performed at the Englekirk Center at Elliott Field. Skills required include experience working in a laboratory environment, with installation and calibration of potentiometers, strain gages and accelerometers, and in reducing the data acquired by such instrumentation.

MAE Internship. Assistance with test article and test fixture set up for the blast simulator tests. Work will be performed at the Englekirk Center at Elliott Field. Skills required include experience working in a laboratory environment and with installation and removal of test specimens and test fixtures.

Requirements in all three areas also include providing input into test summary reports, a final report and a poster summarizing the work.

Dean Frieder Seible is the PI for the project. Professor Gil Hegemier (4-4280) is the Co-PI. Professor Hegemier will be providing technical oversight. Larry Berman (4-3528)is the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center Site Operations Manager and will be providing daily direction to the interns.

Information Systems Laboratories Information Systems Laboratories
Information Systems Laboratories (ISL) is a science and engineering innovator in the fields of advanced sensors, communications, adaptive signal processing, nuclear systems analysis, and space/missile system technology supplying critical, timely, high quality solutions and products to meet the needs of commercial and government customers.
1. Underwater Field Sensor Characterization - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
ISL has developed a new type of underwater electric field sensor that needs extensive electrical characterization. Measurements include electrode noise characterization, characterization of both AC and DC impedance, temperature coefficient study, salinity coefficient study, and measurements of the electrodes in a system standard configuration with preamplifier and A/D converter. Essential skills include Matlab/Labview experience and good hands on experimental technique.

Invitrogen Invitrogen
Invitrogen provides products and services that support academic and government research institutions and pharmaceutical and biotech companies worldwide in their efforts to improve the human condition. Our life science technologies improve and accelerate all areas of research, drug discovery, and commercial bioproduction.
1. AutoMaxi mesofluidic system development - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Project Objective: Assist with the development of a micro or mesofluidic system to do MaxiPrep

Proposed Project Deliverables:

- Characterize MaxiPrep System Performance

- Select viable materials for instrument manufacturing

- Design manufacturing process for system

Essential Functions:

- Fabricate cards using laser cutting system

- Perform lab experiments to characterize system

- Analyze manufacturing methods

- Research material characteristics

Education Requirements: One BioEngineering and one Mechanical Engineering major - junior standing or above

Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems & Sensors
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. MS2 provides surface, air and undersea applications on more than 460 programs for U.S. military and international customers. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.
1. Modeling and Analysis of Distributed C4ISR System-of-Systems Architectures - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
Modeling Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) architectures is important to identifying design issues and mitigating risks before integration and production. Quality of service and class of service for ATM and IP schemes need to be addressed and analyzed for best network loading. Metrics such as bandwidth usage, latency, timing variation (jitter), and data corruption are used to characterize system behavior. The team is expected to continue the evolution of an Opnet (operational network) model of a C4ISR system, develop or modify existing device process models (e.g., gateway router or sensor data processor), analyze performance, and present a report of the results. Analysis and programming is also needed to integrate multiple network architecture and modeling and simulation tools such as NetViz, Opnet, RTM, Visio, as well as to perform quantitative and statistical analysis to characterize C4ISR application network traffic and data. Desired end results and deliverables are 1.An expanded Opnet and process model of communication equipment (requires C/C++ skills For Modeler Node and Process coding). 2.Command and Control application traffic characterization (using Opnet ACE). 3.Mathworks MATLAB algorithms for command and control surveillance data analysis (including geographic/mapping, statistics and optimization toolbox). 4.XML files for interfacing and converting databases to exchange between systems engineering tools. 5.An analysis report on performance characteristics of the model.

Specific Engineering Student Skills/Experience Required/Desired: 1. Electrical Engineering/ Computer Engineering/ Computer Science majors 2. Modeling and Simulation 3. Opnet 4. MATLAB R14 (including geographic/mapping, statistics and optimization toolbox) 5. XML, XSLT, and or SOAP programming 6. C/C++ for Opnet Modeler Node/Process Coding 7. Computer Networking and Network Calculus

Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. The Information System's Sector of Northrop Grumman is in the business of putting information to work. As a trusted partner, the company develops systems and solutions that deliver timely, enabling information where it is needed for its military, intelligence, federal, state, and local government, and commercial customers. From missile defense to strategic and tactical military to intelligence systems and command, control and communications centers and systems, we deliver total solutions to meet every requirement.
1. Enterprise Services for Tactical Systems - ALL STUDENT OPENINGS HAVE BEEN FILLED
The team of 3 will work on an Internal Research and Development (IRAD) program to develop extensions of current and evolving Tactical Datalink Gateway applications to Enterprise Service Busses (ESB), Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), and other open Internet Protocol (IP) Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) based Enterprise Services architectural components. Students will work with senior IRAD management and developers for approximately 10 weeks to enhance and extend the current prototype. This will be hands-on development work using Object Oriented (OO) principles and current industry standard processes for software development. Required Skills - knowledge of OO development, Java / C++, strong team skills, strong communication skills, and development experience with Windows and Unix-based operating systems. Desired Skills - knowledge of SOA and related architectural components, applications servers, database servers, specialization in HMI / GUI, and web client development experience.

Support System will manage complex tactical networks through an automated toolset and information repository that enables planning, management and analysis of communications before, during and after operations.

Qualifications: ~5 software engineers. US Citizenship required for employment. Skills: C++, Object Oriented Development, Java, software development, Visual Studio 6.0/.NET, ML, Web Services, TCP/IP, MS Office, Link 16. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills.

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