Aerospace Engineering 2001-09-01

Aerospace Engineering 2001-09-01
    • Quality through closed-loop manufacturing
      Pratt & Whitney has employed automated part probing as part of its manufacturing process to provide final inspection, data collection and analysis, and process adjustment.
    • A virtual fighter
      The Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. use SGI's Origin 2000 servers and Silicon Graphics Onyx2 visual supercomputers to design their respective Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) demonstrators virtually.
    • Modular aerospace controls
      Honeywell investigates a commercial off-the-shelf approach to the automated generation of safety-critical software for distributed control systems.
    • Automated fuselage mating
      Brotje-Automation GmbH has developed an automated alignment facility designed to accurately position and align major aircraft fuselage sections.