Evolution of Component Creation The new year makes us all think about new beginnings, to forge ahead with new ideas and resolutions, and carry the cheer of the holidays with for as long as...
Intense and complicated approvals processes and 100% reliability have a dramatic impact on product development within the aerospace industry. Design environments need to guarantee accuracy and traceability while enabling the adoption of the latest technology for in-flight comfort and safety.
Innovation in the aviation industry invariably involves an increase in electronic and electrical complexity.
For me nothing bridges the gap between the present and the future more than electric flight. I’ve spent my whole career in the electronics industry and this sector captures my imagination more than any...
The silicon brains of today’s warfighters are just as complex as their alloy exteriors, requiring engineers like those at Lockheed Martin to have mastery of not only aeronautics and flight, but also advanced computing and electronics.
Aircraft electrical design projects tend to be very large and extremely complex. The challenges associated with managing the sheer number of wires (required for avionics systems, engines, sensors, in-flight-entertainment etc.) is frequently compounded by the distances some signals must travel within the airframe, passing through several harnesses on route. For example, an Airbus A380 – with its wingspan of almost 80m and a nose-to-tail length of almost 73m – allegedly has around 480km (300 miles) of wiring.
Stone Aerospace, a partner in NASA’s Europa Clipper mission concept, was under a tight deadline when NASA tasked the Texas-based company with designing a one-of-a-kind underwater autonomous vehicle (AUV). The AUV was built to perform deep under Antarctic ice – the most Jupiter-like condition on Earth – and serve as a prototype for a future mission to Europa.