Phased Array Antenna Software Development Internship

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Rosa
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This is a research internship where the student will perform scientific experimentation to develop new knowledge and prototype measurement capability in the characterization of digitally-integrated phased arrays with the aid of vector network analyzers and other RF measurement equipment.


This internship will take place at Keysight’s headquarters facility in Santa Rosa, California U.S.A.  under the tutelage of expert AEs in Keysight’s Aerospace and Defense Industry Solution Team. 

You will be a member of a high-performance team of Application Engineers and Solution Experts focused on an exciting application related to testing of satellite communication antennas used for national defense as well as commercial communications applications.


In this internship, you will be working with Keysight professionals in a proactive and highly collaborative manner using your strong set of  skills: RF measurement experience, software programming and technical communication. This role requires some understanding of basic RF theory, digital signal processing, and willingness to learn about RF free-space propagation and antenna measurement techniques.


Keysight is on the forefront of technology innovation, delivering breakthroughs and trusted insights in electronic design, simulation, prototyping, test, manufacturing, and optimization. Our ~15,000 employees create world-class solutions in communications, 5G, automotive, energy, quantum, aerospace, defense, and semiconductor markets for customers in over 100 countries. Learn more about what we do.

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  • Learn the basics of our recently-introduced phased array antenna calibration solution.
  • Develop an understanding of Keysight’s approach to “cross-domain” digital to RF measurements on the PNA-X network analyzer.
  • Use this knowledge to write custom prototype software/firmware to process and extract measurement results in real time from a digital-to-RF beamformer evaluation kit. 
    Key programming languages: C#, Python and HDL.
  • Develop and give a final presentation summarizing the work and research results at the end of the internship


  • On path to completion of Bachelors or Masters Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computer Science/Engineering (BSEE/MSEE or EECS or BSCE/CS with an expected graduation date in 2024.
  • Completion of 2 years of basic electrical engineering including digital signal processing,  plus at least one course in Analog Electronics or RF theory.
  • Excellent programming skills, and some familiarity with basic application programming of measurement instrument using Python scripts or C#, some DSP experience using HDL
  • Desired: Prior laboratory experience with RF measurement equipment: Network Analyzers, Spectrum Analyzers and RF Signal Generators
  • Ability to work toward objectives independently
  • Solid verbal and written technical communication skills
  • Good teamwork and time/project management skills

Keysight Internship Program Requirements

Candidates who wish to be considered must be enrolled in a accredited college/university as of September 2024. Applicants who have graduated before September 2024 will not be considered unless they are entering/applying to a MS or PHD program after graduating.


Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. Candidates who now or at any point in the future require sponsorship for employment post internship employment visa status (e.g., H-1B Visa status) may not be considered.


California Pay Range: $28.50 - $40.50

Based on experience, education and skills, most offers will be between the minimum and the midpoint of the Salary Range listed above.

Note: For other locations, pay ranges will vary by region.


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