Aero space and automation

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Aero Space Applications:

I worked with ARINC on the C-5 AMP program, an effort to upgrade the avionics and cockpit of the Air Force C-5 Galaxy Heavy Lift cargo plane to include "glass cockpit:" technology.

The AMP maintenance trainer contract specifications from the Air Force required the construction of one-to-one high fidelity models of the Cockpit, Avionics bay and Nav bay for use in training maintenance crews on integrated electronics between each of the three stations.


DESIGN:


The majority of the design work consisted of sheet metal applications for the individual stations. Additional design work included the installation of electronics enclosures, air and cooling systems, and servomotors used to accurately reproduce the motions of the aircraft controls.

Learn more about the project here

Automation systems:

I worked with Northrup Grumman on the USPS - FSS (Flat Sequence Sorter)

I was primarily involved in the structural designs for a set of some eight sheet metal weldment frames featuring a slot / tab and pin alignment technique.

Also included in the contract requirements were the doors and covers protecting the machine operators the requirements of which included E-stop button placement, fault switches, and door and cover kill switches.

Additional requirements included a complete analysis of ergonomics and gas spring placement and alignment to provide lifting assistance and holding the covers open during maintenance or other functional activities such as clearing a jam.

See it in action here