F-35 Auto-GCAS Team to Receive 2018 Collier Trophy

Discuss the F-35 Lightning II
  • Author
  • Message
Offline
User avatar

rheonomic

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 634
  • Joined: 30 Apr 2015, 03:44

Unread post09 Apr 2019, 23:52

Didn't see this posted when I searched...
National Aeronautic Association wrote:The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) is pleased to announce that the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS) Team has been named the recipient of the 2018 Robert J. Collier Trophy for “… successfully completing a rapid design, integration, and flight test of critical, lifesaving technology for the worldwide F-35 fleet.”

The Collier Trophy is awarded annually “…for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles, the value of which has been thoroughly demonstrated by actual use during the preceding year.” The list of Collier recipients represents a timeline of air and space achievements, marking major events in the history of flight.

“I am so proud of the entire Auto GCAS Team and their commitment and dedication to saving lives through this revolutionary technology,” expressed Mark Wilkins, Senior Aviation Safety Analyst, Office of Secretary of Defense for Personnel Readiness and Safety. “We are truly honored to be recognized with such a prestigious award and deeply humbled considering the aviation greats who won previously.”

“I want to congratulate the Auto GCAS team on winning the 2018 Collier Trophy,” said Greg Principato, President and CEO, NAA. “The Collier Trophy was established more than a century ago to encourage the best minds in this country to continually find ways to advance and improve aviation. The Auto GCAS team, comprised of elements of the U.S. Air Force, to include the Air Force Research Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, the F-35 Joint Program Office, NASA, and the
Defense Safety Oversight Council; is a sterling example of a project that brought together the best minds from many disciplines. The result is a game changing advance in safety that has already changed military aviation and can one day change the game for everyone.”

The Collier Trophy Selection Committee, comprised of 30 aviation and aerospace professionals, convened on April 4, 2019 to hear presentations from 11 nominees.


PDF Announcement
"You could do that, but it would be wrong."
Offline
User avatar

steve2267

Elite 2K

Elite 2K

  • Posts: 2082
  • Joined: 12 Jun 2016, 17:36

Unread post11 Apr 2019, 19:07

With the apparent first fatality in an F-35 with the tragic loss of the JASDF Lightning... and how expensive that pilot and aircraft were... one wonders if this Auto-GCAS software update might get pushed out to the fleet toot-suite without waiting for the full Block 4 update?
Take an F-16, stir in A-7, dollop of F-117, gob of F-22, dash of F/A-18, sprinkle with AV-8B, stir well + bake. Whaddya get? F-35.
Offline

marauder2048

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 565
  • Joined: 14 Mar 2012, 06:46

Unread post11 Apr 2019, 20:25

There was no reason to bundle it with Block 4 especially as it was initially envisioned as a Block 3F effort.
Offline

quicksilver

Elite 2K

Elite 2K

  • Posts: 2416
  • Joined: 16 Feb 2011, 01:30

Unread post11 Apr 2019, 20:38

marauder2048 wrote:There was no reason to bundle it with Block 4 especially as it was initially envisioned as a Block 3F effort.


3F clean-up. Post-SDD.
Offline

SpudmanWP

Elite 3K

Elite 3K

  • Posts: 8108
  • Joined: 12 Oct 2006, 19:18
  • Location: California

Unread post11 Apr 2019, 20:52

marauder2048 wrote:There was no reason to bundle it with Block 4 especially as it was initially envisioned as a Block 3F effort.


No, it was originally Block 4

Image
"The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese."
Offline

marauder2048

Forum Veteran

Forum Veteran

  • Posts: 565
  • Joined: 14 Mar 2012, 06:46

Unread post11 Apr 2019, 21:51

SpudmanWP wrote:
marauder2048 wrote:There was no reason to bundle it with Block 4 especially as it was initially envisioned as a Block 3F effort.


No, it was originally Block 4




At that stage of the program, yes. But once the JPO steering board elected to accelerate its
introduction it was being looked at as quicksilver says: 3F clean-up but pre-Block 4.

The motivation there being to decouple it from the Block 4 approval process which even
then was looking to be protracted.
Offline
User avatar

spazsinbad

Elite 3K

Elite 3K

  • Posts: 22477
  • Joined: 05 May 2009, 21:31
  • Location: ɐıןɐɹʇsn∀¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Warnings: -2

Unread post11 Apr 2019, 22:22

Some forum links to outside links for the FAST TRACKING of installation of AUTO-GCAS for the F-35 fleet five years earlier:

viewtopic.php?f=58&t=13143&p=406094&hilit=GCAS#p406094 [fast track]
&
viewtopic.php?f=58&t=13143&p=405998&hilit=GCAS#p405998 [5 yr early]
&
viewtopic.php?f=58&t=12237&p=396793&hilit=GCAS#p396793 [auto-GCAS before 2020]
RAN FAA A4G Skyhawk 1970s: https://www.faaaa.asn.au/spazsinbad-a4g/ AND https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqC_s6gcCVvG7NOge3qfAQ/

Return to General F-35 Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 16 guests