Career Advice for Engineers

RFID in Aerospace

09 Sep 2015

adio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the wireless utilization of electromagnetic fields to migrate data with emphasis on automatically selecting and monitoring tags linked to objects. The tags consist of electronic data. - Jess Potts

Detecting Secret Nuclear Tests

09 Sep 2015

During the period between 1945 and 1996 (the comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty was introduced), it is estimated that over 2000 nuclear tests were conducted. The treaty enabled the international monitoring system established by the UN to monitor secret nuclear explosions in four methods: - Jess Potts

Aviation sector – flying high on analytics

09 Sep 2015

“Flying in the sky” is a dream that has always attracted the human race. In the last 100 years, the aviation sector has touched every part of the world. It has led to the amalgamation of cultures, thereby transforming the world into a global village. The aviation sector is a high cost sector (fixed costs - fleet size, airports and operating costs - fuel, taxes, landing charges). In other words, the industry has to constantly overcome the profitability issue. Increasing security issues and extreme weather have also increased the operational hurdles. It is also witnessing the emergence of low cost carriers and modification in consumer preference. - Jess Potts

HVAC

09 Sep 2015

Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) is elucidated as the concurrent control of temperature, humidity, energy, air motion and air quality within a confined location for enhancing process efficiency. Again, the management of pressure in the conditioned environment pertaining to surrounding locations is also significant. The noise level related to the air conditioning equipment is also a critical factor. From an engineering perspective, the definition refers to the lowest life-cycle cost of conditioning the air by revamping equipment to accomplish the distinct process application with the least operating and maintenance cost. - Jess Potts

Technological Breakthrough – Embedded Virtualization

09 Sep 2015

Embedded virtualization denotes a type-1 hypervisor deployed within an embedded system. It is a computer system developed to conduct distinct specialised functions. Supplementing a hypervisor to an embedded system enhances its competencies, while transforming the embedded device into a modified system. - Jess Potts