Orbital UAV recently had the pleasure of hosting Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) interns Rhys and Michael at our UAV engine development and manufacturing facility in Perth.
The pair were assigned the lead on specific projects that required them to integrate across our entire business, working collaboratively with our Mechanical, Controls and Development teams.
Rhys took the lead on a piece of work related to environment and contamination testing for a UAV propulsion system. The project required interpretation of contract requirements, writing a scope of work, defining test requirements and procedures, planning test cell capability, defining a Bill of Material (BoM) for contaminants, and final presentation of the project progress and status.
Michael led on the adaptation of an existing Alternator test rig to expand its testing capability. The full project required defining the scope of the project and digitisation of the existing test rig, the design of a new modular system/components, definition of a BoM for new parts and a final presentation of project progress and status to the team.
This is the third year in succession that Orbital UAV has supported the ADFA internship program and, once again, the participants were great addition to our team during their time with us.
We wish Rhys and Michael all the very best in their future studies and ADF careers.