Since human beings survive extended stays in the Space Station, I'm not surprised that ruggedized electronics can do so. Nevertheless, it is nice to have an opportunity to evaluate the components on their return. Obviously the shuttle vehicles also provided an opportunity to evaluate their components after multiple trips into space.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.