Keep It Simple

Neural Networks don’t always require complex frameworks and other mathematical algorithms to support them – it’s always best to start simple and only increase the complexity when absolutely needed. A case in point is this Neural Network control system that was designed to control one specific RC helicopter airframe and yet … was able toContinue reading “Keep It Simple”

A Lesson in Perseverance: Development of a Prototype AI Neural Network Helicopter Control System

It was in September of 2001 that I was on leave-without-pay from my job at Northrop-Grumman, my wife was on doctor-ordered bed rest because our 3rd son was trying to “arrive early” (and we had two other toddler sons, ages 4 and 2), and I was working 12+ hours a day in my garage onContinue reading “A Lesson in Perseverance: Development of a Prototype AI Neural Network Helicopter Control System”

Hands-On Introduction and Tutorial for Setting up and Running NASA’s First-Class Java WorldWind Earth Model Simulation

What Is It? What is WorldWind? Well let me quote NASA’s site directly: WorldWind is an open source virtual globe API. WorldWind allows developers to quickly and easily create interactive visualizations of 3D globe, map and geographical information. Organizations around the world use WorldWind to monitor weather patterns, visualize cities and terrain, track vehicle movement,Continue reading “Hands-On Introduction and Tutorial for Setting up and Running NASA’s First-Class Java WorldWind Earth Model Simulation”

Windows Visual Studio

This is my first post – nothing exciting – probably more of a rant. I used Microsoft’s Visual Studio (VS) for about a year to add modules to several C++ projects that involved 1553 communications protocol. Prior to that I’d mainly coded C++ using NetBeans as the IDE with the Cygwin GNU compiler – bothContinue reading “Windows Visual Studio”