I work on FPGAs and related circuitry for DSP [RADAR and EO/IR sub-systems] also do some corporate recruiting
Extracurricular: Experimenting with GaN crystal growth methodologies and sensor fusion, Developing novel apparatus for flight control surfaces and landing gear
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I don't recall if it was Star Wars, Captain Power, or Flight of the Navigator that sparked my fascination & love affair with aerospace & automation. Drones complete me.
""The problem now days is that we are stuffing less and less experienced and skilled pilots in the cockpit and they are making bad decisions" 10,000 hrs in the seat & 50 hrs of actual time on controls...
Another incident similar…"
"I see autopilots for R/C models being useful not only for autonomous flight, but also to help pilots raise their flying skills. The aim of improving flying skills is why I added TRAINING mode, and is also what I am aiming for with the…"
"As a pilot I feel the need for less automation and more stick and rudder skills have collided. Pilots these days rely more and more on automation while their overall skills in the airplane go down. Do you think a computer could have…"
"this is very cool. Can this be use to drive two servos on a gimbal and keep an antenna pointed at a given satellite at all times even if the antenna is moving around? I am very interested in this project you have here. thank you…"
"I have experience with the first on the list, actually I think anyone who has crashed an RC plane has experience with that one. I didnt know the difference between FBW and stabilize until I threw the stick hard over and couldnt understand why…"
"Lol - very droll R_Lefebvre...
With one revision:
...ridiculousness of combining a sequential 2 position switch and a 3 position switch to choose from 6 flight conditions?
Anyone who has set RTL before Auto will know what I mean."
"Gary - thanks for posting that up. Very interesting read. Goes to show that humans are still the weakest link - whether it's the one at the control or the one designing the system. The mind boggles at the Iridium system…"
"Or as seen recently regarding Airbus automation...
" Should only be two beings in a cockpit - A pilot and a dog. The pilot's job is to feed the dog and the dog's job is to bite the pilot if he attempts to touch the controls." ;-)"