Edge computing firm ConnectTech developed a new embedded system for Augmented Reality applications aboard aircraft. Their camera and sensor system to overlay rich data on cockpit displays had such large requirements for data storage that the device had to be physically removed after many flights to load new regional data.
Requiring a technician to regularly unscrew a device, then unplug eight cables, is a tough ask —especially when the device can be mounted in a variety of places inside a cockpit full of highly sensitive instruments. It’s a major pain point for end users — and a possibility for error.
Aerospace design doesn’t do errors.