A day in the life of an Aerospace Engineer

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Can the UAV's and UCAV's perform evasive maneuvers if taking small arms fire? (specifically the helo's when they do eventually go into action) Is there any way to tell if they are taking fire from the operators station?
 
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The use of a UAV is to gather Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) information. Not really something every day people can use; however, the flight control algorithms used to fly them are. They can pave the way (pun intended) for a 'highway in the sky' type network in the National Air System (NAS).
You mean the interfacing systems to control the UAV remotely? I find that very interesting. I don't have any experience with that, but I imagine it's an orchestra of algorithms that have been written just to interpret and translate human inputs into actions the UAV can actually perform intuitively. I want to see that technology reach more and more specialized consumer products, or at the very least in tooling equipment, and in the transportation industry.

Those UAVs are nifffty. I want to have one, dismantle it, and play with the parts.
 
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One of the highlights of the year, engineering family day. If you have the opportunity to expose kids to engineering, do so. This was my third year volunteering.

http://aerospaceindustrynews.webs.com/apps/blog/show/2928192-aerospace-engineering-fun-for-the-family- [Broken]

http://aerospaceindustrynews.webs.com/DSC_0171_new.jpg [Broken]
Photo Copyright: B. Bush - 2009
 
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