Electrical Engineering Undergraduate at Grove School of Engineering, The City College of New York. Expected Graduation December 2018.
I plan to build a career in Aeronautics and/or the Automotive industry. I aspire to work on vehicle control systems, however I am interested in most work that relates to transportation.
Currently a College Aide in the Traffic Operations Division of the New York City - Department of Transportation.
Below are Tabs of some of my passions and experiences, which I am still in the process of populating. Come back when there's more info.
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Aerospace has driven developments in transportation that propagates to different markets. We often see "aerospace grade" materials used in advertising for products from mobile phones to various other accessories that are light and effective.
The Defense Sector leading the charge in innovations for capability and maneuverability, from Vertical Take Off and Landing(VTOL) systems, to visual systems that allow pilots to have stronger visual sense around them. They are bridging the gap between vertical and forward flight aircraft.
The Commercial Sector driving for efficiency in jet engine designs, air frame space opimization and lower drag coefficients, drive by wire system refinements, and materials manufacturing and fabrication processes. We have developments that are slowly but surely progressing. For example, the Jet Engine gearbox, something that is easy to understand, but hard to develop to withstand the stresses necessary for Commercial use under thousands of flight cycles. The sector also tackles the commercialization of Defense products, transitioning them to the mass market, trickling down to General Aviation. Many companies have transitioned visual systems from infrared style systems of defense to Commercial applications of virtual augmented maps. Head Up Displays have also taken on Commercial Airliners.
General Aviation aircraft have access to large electronic displays and gauges paired with accurate measurement systems. Garmin makes full glass cockpits that integrate with specific aircraft to provide all the information to a pilot all in two main panels, and allows them the access of controls through buttons that are not external to the system itself. Other companies are driving the Digital Displays instrument by instrument, much more feasible for those on a budget. Sailplanes have developed well enough to soar in cross-country competitions having glide-ratios to 60:1. Even traffic routes are being overhauled by the Federal Aviation Agency(FAA) for more efficient systems for both savings and capacity, see in their NextGEN program. Many of these developments are the works of many companies, and individuals, contributing to the advancement of flight from all angles.
Car developments are driven from all angles -pun intended- from super cars to economical drives, to cars that are made for drivers.
Actuated airfoils allow cars to pop up spoilers only when necessary while reducing drag otherwise. Fuel economy acheived with smarter engine designs and lighter components while maintaining strength.
Hopefully Moore's Law holds up, soon enough, server grade computers performance in a handheld package will change the way we go about personal computing.
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