Welcome, Guest: Register On Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,934,608 members, 7,099,749 topics. Date: Monday, 03 October 2022 at 10:21 AM

What Programming Skills Do You Need To Work In The Aerospace Industry? - Science/Technology - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Science/Technology / What Programming Skills Do You Need To Work In The Aerospace Industry? (295 Views)

UK Tech Visa: Work In Tech Industry In UK / Skyroot Aerospace: A New Space Age Founded By Former Engineers Of ISRO / What Programming Language Should I Learn First? (2) (3) (4)

(1) (Reply)

What Programming Skills Do You Need To Work In The Aerospace Industry? by iamakinfemi: 8:23am On Sep 05, 2018
In aerospace you’re often dealing with low-level hardware integration, and tight control of timing is usually pretty important. So you’re quite often working on embedded systems (usually C/C++) and real-time operating systems. To get the hardware components working together in a tightly integrated fashion you need to be directly interfacing with I/O pins… for example, using bit-banging to build a software driver for a new hardware component (like a custom radio) that needs to be controlled directly from the CPU. Aside from practical experience with embedded processors and the debugging tools like oscilloscopes, you need at least some background in electrical engineering to understand the circuit designs.


Some of the higher level systems in a satellite or rocket run a unix operating system with a full TCP/IP stack and higher-level languages like Java. On bigger vehicles I’ve seen the communications pipeline to a ground station (telemetry about the performance of the vehicle, video feeds, etc.) built on Linux+Java. For these kinds of higher-level systems, the skill base is software engineering more akin to internet web development. Except that you have to assume near-constant network outages and packet loss, and bandwidth will be severely limited! So you have to use the appropriate messaging protocols to overcome those kinds of constraints.

(1) (Reply)

⚡Solar Panels And Batteries In Nigeria -Special Dealer Clearances Only 1 Week⚡ / Samsung Sues Brand Ambassador For Using Iphone / Best Online Learning Platform For 2019

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2022 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 28
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.