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consultant mechanical engineer

Fred Austin, Austrian, American consultant mechanical engineer. Achievements include adaptive wing patent; development optimum method to load structures in static and fatigue tests, method to automatically pilot aircraft in dog fights, methods to control and simulate spinning elastic satellites, methods to improve finite element models by using test data. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Sigma Xi.

Background

Austin, Fred was born on April 3, 1936 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Mathias and Frieda (Sonnenschein) Austin.

Education

Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Cooper Union, 1957. Master in Mechanical Engineering, New York University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, New York University, 1968.

Career

Engineer, Control Instrument Company, Brooklyn, 1957-1958;engineer, Sperry Gyroscope Company, Great Neck, New York, 1958-1962;senior staff scientist, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Bethpage, New York, 1962-1998;private practice construction engineering, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Achievements include adaptive wing patent. Development optimum method to load structures in static and fatigue tests, method to automatically pilot aircraft in dog fights, methods to control and simulate spinning elastic satellites, methods to improve finite element models by using test data.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal, Journal American Helicopter Society, Journal Guidance, Control & Dynamics, Journal Spacecraft & Rockets.

Membership

Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Myrna Lee Bogner, June 16, 1957. Children: Martin, Howard.

father:
Mathias Austin

mother:
Frieda (Sonnenschein) Austin

spouse:
Myrna Lee Bogner

children:
Martin Austin

Howard Austin