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Any Defence R&D related Engineers in here?

Discussion in 'Engineering' started by Nihal, 24 Nov 2012.

  1. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Veteran Geek

    Location:
    Reading
    I used to work for Marconi Underwater Systems Ltd, and later Smiths Industries.
     
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  2. Nihal

    Nihal Active Geek

    Very well then,lets hear it,what did you do?:wink:

    No seriously,unless it er....um.........classified?
     
  3. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Veteran Geek

    Location:
    Reading
    Nothing much, tested some sonar software, and failed to transport some software from an old mine simulator product to a new platform at MUSL. At Smiths I coded and tested software for engine management systems, which is not as impressive as it sounds because the module designs were handed to us. There was usually only one way of coding them. That was for civil aircraft though. I had a great deal of trouble testing a Health and Usage Monitoring System for a Hawk aircraft. I was also tasked with attempting to resolve discrepancies in design documents for a Harrier's engine management system. Again, not as impressive as it sounds because the plane and its engine had been flying for years. Usually it was just a question of saying the value in one drawing was right and in another drawing, wrong, which was usually but not always obvious.
     
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  4. classic33

    classic33 Über Geek

    Happy with school! Now I know you're upto something else.