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.
Austin, Fred was born on April 3, 1936 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Mathias and Frieda (Sonnenschein) Austin.
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.
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.
Contributor articles to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal, Journal American Helicopter Society, Journal Guidance, Control & Dynamics, Journal Spacecraft & Rockets.
Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Sigma Xi.
Married Myrna Lee Bogner, June 16, 1957. Children: Martin, Howard.
Recipient New Technical award National Aeronaut...Recipient New Technical award National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1982, Rotorcraft Air-to-Air Combat award United States Army Aviation Systems Command, 1990.