Winners of the Design News Engineering Achievement Awards will be at the
Design News Booth (2811) Wednesday from 11 to noon to explain how they solved
some engineering's toughest problems.
Paul Bevilaqua, chief engineer of advanced development projects at Lockheed
Martin, will be there to answer questions about how he solved the daunting
problem of accomplishing vertical life and supersonic flight without paying
heavy penalties in airplane engine size and other factors.
Likewise, Dr. and engineer Tony DiGioia will describe how he developed Hip
Nav, a new computer-based surgical planning and guidance tool. The tool has cut
in half the number of hip implants that get dislocated after one year.
And Bruce Ruffert and Brett Blaisdell will explain, respectively, how they
improved motor cycle design and camera design.
Visitors to the Design News booth can ask all these engineering winners
questions and share their design ideas with them.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.