On March 15th 2012, Stirling Dynamics hosted an open house workshop on the subject of active control technology. The workshop aimed to provide an opportunity for anyone with an interest in active controls to listen and engage in unbiased, open dialogue. Two sessions were held, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, at UCF’s Partnership III Bldg in Orlando’s Central Florida Research Park. Both of these sessions were very well attended and a variety of engineers were invited from Lockheed Martin, Indra, NAVAIR, KRATOS, Booz Allen Hamilton, AVT Simulation, Aegis, plus others.
Stirling’s Brian Stockford, Mechatronic Systems Group Business Manager, presented a comprehensive history and technical overview of active control and forcefeedback tehcnology. A lot of the presentation was technical in scope but also included a great deal of practical and logical application, which was accessible to all. The feedback given by the attendees was very positive. Overall, Brian did a terrific job delivering the history of fly-by-wire technology and answering questions from the audience. The workshop also gave Stirling the opportunity to technically demonstrate some of our products, including our next generation side stick and compact side stick.