Aerospace and Electronic Systems: Are They inseparable?

2020-12-10 10:00 - MADES

More than a century ago in St. Petersburg Florida, the first ever commercial flight took place. In 1961, Yuri Gagarin from the Soviet Union did the impossible when he embarked on a journey to space for the pioneer shuttle mission.

Hundreds of spacecraft launches and many more flights later, the captivation is still there. The power and speed exhibited by aerospace machines is nothing short of marvelous for many people. Yet, few give much thought to the role played by electronic systems that keep the industry airborne. Aerospace and electronic systems are indeed a powerful combination that has made the impossible possible.

Uniqueness of the Aerospace Industry

The aerospace industry is quite impactful. In 2018 alone, aerospace infrastructure facilitated the transport of over 4 billion people globally. There were also over 100 orbital space missions. There is no denying that advanced electronic technologies are part of the reason there are so many milestones in many other industries. For instance, the Global Positioning System (GPS), a feature that is standard in today’s smartphones, came first from the aerospace industry.

The combination of aerospace and electronic systems will prompt advancement to create aircrafts that are more efficient, safer, and better in many other ways. Modern planes are already much safer than those of decades ago thanks to the superior manufacturing methods applied by companies such as MADES. Innovations now take an integrated approach, which makes the aerospace-electronic system synergy one of the most critical for the success of the industry.

Results of Aerospace-Electronic Systems Combo

The International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) 3530 classifies the aerospace industry as comprising the production of all aircraft and spacecraft. This covers space items and non-space ones like helicopters, passenger airplanes, and military airplanes.

Given their advanced nature, MADES electronic systems find a wide range of applications in the industry. These systems support communications, altitude components, data handling, and power supply. They are also found in the structures of spaceships. For instance, spaceships are highly reliant on solar power, the reason why a power distribution network (PDN) is used.

Electronic systems are equally useful in propulsion, structure, power supply, and the data handling of aircraft and spacecraft. The systems are prominent in altitude control and telemetry/telecommand systems.

Given the intricate nature of aerospace operations, electronic system design must be of the highest standards. Aircraft and spacecraft demand substantial energy, yet the materials used for electronic and other components must withstand temperature extremes. Such are the reasons why your preferred contract manufacturer must be the best in the business.

MADES, Highly Valued Aerospace Partner

MADES delivers the best electronic systems for the aerospace industry, specifically on-board electronic systems, which meet the most demanding of requirements and certifications. It is no wonder it is the preferred partner for many leading players.

Fig 1: Various Electronic Systems on Aircraft

Fig 1: Various Electronic Systems on Aircraft

From power & control electronics to IFF electronics, our electronic products promote the efforts of the aerospace industry explore new possibilities and push new horizons. Our long list of clientele is proof that our experience of delivering quality is exactly what the industry needs.

Backed by 30 years of continuous operation using LEAN Manufacturing, while applying continuous improvement processes and following the rigorous Six Sigma quality method, we have received numerous recognitions and certifications, including the Nadcap 7120 Electronics accreditation and EN 9100 and NATO PECAL/AQAP 2110 certifications.

If there is anywhere that the aerospace-electronic systems combination is working excellently, it is at MADES. Please contact us for more details.

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