It’s 2009 and pilot Chelsey Sullenberger says to air traffic control, “Hit birds. We’ve lost thrust on both engines…we’re gonna be in the Hudson.” Then moments later he said to passengers aboard the US Airways flight,“Brace for impact.”
In commercial aviation to aerospace and defense, each stage in the manufacturing cycle is mission critical. From design, testing, inspection, assembly, and even when the part is with customer, having real-time connectivity among machines, conveyors, robots, analytics, clouds, SCADA systems, sensors, and more can save lives. But with the added layer of regulation, it can seem difficult.
As leaders in Edge Computing, the goal of this presentation is for the audience to learn about the impact Edge IoT is having in the aerospace and defense industry. ADLINK stands for “analog digital link” and we are experts on the Edge, the technology that “connects the unconnected” which allows rockets to launch correctly, missiles to land on their targets, fleets of different vehicles to share information real-time with one another, and that defects are caught during quality inspection so engines are manufactured to account for birds in the sky.
- Define Edge IoT and the latest aerospace and defense IoT industry standards including OMG, FACE, DDS, FOG and more
- Create a test hypothesis for an experimental use case within their manufacturing operations
- Incorporate tools to automate and digitize manufacturing processes easily and securely
Why Is It Important?
The market is saying this, and Edge IoT addresses them all:
- 73 percent of businesses acknowledge that they have yet to make concrete progress [with their IoT investment]. (Accenture article, 2017)
- 66% of early-movers in manufacturing say IoT is now critical to competitive advantage. (source: Verizon, 2016)
- Industry success rate for an IoT project is only 26%. (Cisco IoT Study, 2016)
- IoT is integration-heavy in all aspects of its development, resulting in complex and significant testing, quality and monitoring requirements. (Gartner report “Architecting and Planning for IoT Success: A Gartner Trend Insight Report, 2017)
- “Make every effort to reduce the complexity associated with implementing internet-enabled strategies for OT professionals. This includes reliance on universal visualization tools and common industry standards throughout the architecture.” (ARC Advisory Group, January 2018)
- “Pursue IT-OT-ET collaboration as soon as possible, not only to harmonize data access and visualization requirements, but also to rationalize what data should be processed where.” (ARC Advisory Group, January 2018)
- “IoT operations should be able to support a number of heterogenous devices which makes the IoT infrastructure complex. In addition, different network protocols, different software differentcloud applications different data formats, miniaturization, and form factor requirements introduce further complexity. IoT operations should be able to navigate this complexity for smooth functioning.” (HfS Research, Oct 2017)
- “If we begin to redesign our WANS, and wheel center footprints, and reference architectures based only on a hyper-scale cloud provider’s only and don’t think about the edge, what we may be doing is designing a topology that is very very different than if we took into account the necessity of having edge locations perhaps across thousands of different locations. We’ve got to be aware of the edge as we’re deploying our 2018-2019 networking architectures because it’s something that is going to have serious serious impact and if we don’t plan for it now we will be suboptimized in the very very near future.” (Bob Gill, Research VP, Gartner, 2018 webinar titled “What Is Edge Computing and Why Should You Care?”)