Aerospace Avionics and Allied Technologies
Avionics is a very crucial and important technology, not only for civil/military aircraft but also for missiles, spacecraft, micro air vehicles (MAVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Even for ground-based vehicles and underwater vehicles (UWVs), avionics is a very important segment of their successful operation and mission accomplishment. The advances in many related and supporting technologies, especially digital electronics, embedded systems, embedded algorithms/software, mobile technology, sensors and instrumentation, computer (network)-communication, and realtime operations and simulation, have given a great impetus to the field of avionics. Here, for the sake of encompassing many other applications as mentioned above, the term is used in an expanded sense: Aerospace Avionics (AA), although it is popularly known as Aviation Electronics (or Avionics). However, use of this technology is not limited to aircraft, and hence, we can incorporate all the three types-ground, land, and underwater vehicles-under the term avionics.
Defence Science Journal, 2011, 61(4), pp.287-288, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.61.1122
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