The military has to be able to setup self sufficient power systems for bases in hostile locations. Innovative power generating systems can reduce the need for fossil fuels which become staggeringly expensive when delivered to the front line. With luck, the lessons learned will be translated into civilian solutions for locations (such as Connecticut) that lose power on a regular basis.
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.