Distributed Computing in the Aerospace Industry
The aerospace industry is ideal for using distributed technologies because very little about aerospace is centralized or even in constant high speed communication with each other. The operating activities are mission critical and generally less than a day requiring a large amount of coordination between the various activities. Also see Supply Chain.
Testing of aerospace components can be expensive and requires elaborate setup and coordination of components and the instrumentation used to test the requirement. One test could take six months to get ready, be completed in minutes and cost tens 0f millions of dollars. Using a virtualized test environment and network before the actual test can save millions of dollars.
Example CASE STUDY
NASA Launch and Control Systems
When a missile/rocket is launched at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), there are over 400,000 control points that need to be monitored in real-time to assure that the launch system is working properly and is going as planned making this one of the largest Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems in the world.
If even one of these control points fails, the whole system fails. Costing millions of dollars in damages and/or delays. Making sure the new software updates work with the hardware in the simulated system first removes the guesswork the next update will work as intended.
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DIDO Solutions can provide virtualized nodes and networks for case scenario, NASA Launch and Control Systems, described by Data Distribution Service Foundation (DDSF)