AJ Burke
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  • Asheville, NC
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Ex-Lockheed/ITT/Eaton aerospace and automotive computer systems engineer (worked on F-16/F-22 in 1980's and industrial robotic automation/automotive industry specialist in 1990's and electric vehicle tech in 2010's). R/C aircraft and electronics/robotics hobbyist for last 20 years. IEEE Senior Member. IEEE RAS Member. BSA Electronics and Robotics Merit Badge counselor (https://ajbieee.wordpress.com/). Most recent aerospace involvement was as team member with NSS Space Elevator Team 1 KM robotic climber in the Spaceward/NASA Centennial Challenge Power Beaming competition in 2009 (http://www.nss.org/adastra/volume20/GoingUp-NSSSpaceElevatorTeam.pdf) and GLXP WLS team (now Hakuto) in 2012 (http://lunar.xprize.org/teams).
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Currently flying and building quadcopters including a new 3DR Solo that uses Linux Foundation DroneCode and dual 1Ghz CPU's, a DJI 2 clone - CX-20 350 Open Source quad that uses Arduino Mega-based APM v2.52 with the ArduCopter v3.1.2 and a DJI Flamewheel 450 clone with a RobotShop/Lynxmotion Quadrino Nano (Arduno Mega 2560 based CPU).

Have built a full-up F-16 simulator based upon the old Falcon 3.x/4.0 program and Thrustmaster hardware/kit. Done some work on integrating that as a ground station with various R/C aircraft including VTOL designs and R/C helis.

Thrustmaster F-16 cockpit

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