Embedded electronics technology has infiltrated almost every aspect of human life.Â Embedded technology has changed the modern home and business.Â It makes a business run faster and safer, producing more outputs at lesser cost.Â It can integrate various devices in your home like your PC, TV, VCR and DVD player to maximize your audio-visual entertainment.
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The aviation industry has also benefited much from the emergence of embedded technology.Â Early in September, the world’s quietest helicopter was unveiled in Germany by an EADS company, Eurocopter.Â After many years of research, the company has been able to come out with a helicopter that utilizes embedded electronics technology.
The embedded electronics helicopter boasts Variable Rotorspeed and Torque Matching system or VARTOM.Â VARTOM is a form of intelligent rotor system that adapts depending on the environmental requisites providing a more stable and receptive flap control, less fuel consumption and increase in overall performance and efficiency.Â The helicopter also has greatly reduced vibration and noise, thereby making it the most comfortable and most silent helicopter of its class.Â This translates to better performance in air rescue missions and air transport of passenger with little tolerance for loud noises.Â Embedded technology is responsible for this technological achievement.
The future of aviation with embedded electronics technology is boundless.Â Wide varieties of embedded electronics application can transform the way people fly and travel.Â Integrated systems could be developed to be used on mass transport systems in order to increase safety and provide better service to more consumers.
Embedded technology can be applied not only on helicopters but on commuter airplanes.Â Aircrafts can be embedded with real-time GPRS, GPS and other electronic devices which can help the pilot as well as ground crew pinpoint the aircraft’s exact location at any given time.
Embedded electronics can also be used by aircraft manufacturing companies to detect any faulty parts before the plane even leaves the assembly area.Â This can ensure greater quality control and, in turn, better safety for air commuters.Â Aircrafts can also be equipped with auto-detectors and sensors which can automatically detect any changes in pressure, temperature, etc before the airplane leaves the hangar.Â This way, last-minute adjustments can be enforced.
Embedded electronics have also found its way in unmanned aviation industry.Â Soon, it can be utilized to come up with easier, safer (and therefore better) ways to conduct simple tasks such as crop dusting and cloud seeding as well as complex activities such as remote sensing, aerial mapping, tracking, reconnaissance operations, traffic management, and all other like applications.