Introduction to Product
A school boys dream. To go to their first day of a summer
internship and have a 50,000 pound Bradley Fighting Vehicle do a doughnut in front
of your dad's car. It only got better from there...
I spent about 80% of my time that summer designing the control systems using for loading the gun, testing the
on-board systems and for managing this air-defense vehicle. With 4 Stinger missiles,
2 Hydra missile pods, grenade launchers, and a 25MM gun with about 500 rounds of ammo,
this was a great product. I not only got to build the fire control UI, but wrote the
requirements for other vendors, who built sub-systems for this embedded system.
I also designed the targeting and tracking interface. This is what the gunner uses to actually
try to target incoming air-vehicles and fire the gun. I was told that it shot down drones with
only 3 rounds! I was very proud of my work at FMC. They gave me an additional bonus
at the end of the summer for my work, and then went out of their way to fund me for another
year doing research on Rapid Prototyping tools. This was what led to much greater work in
my life and I will always appreciate what they did for me.