Aerospace and aviation technology is advancing at a very rapid pace. Humans are now able to explore our system and galaxy like never before. Since it is an important technology related to commercial growth and defence strategies, countries are spending millions of dollars on research and development.
There have been incredible improvements made on various different aspects of commercial aviation industry:
- Improving the speed of aeroplanes
- Better efficiency in cruise control
- More responsive take-offs and landings
- Reducing the noise of the rotors for the comfort of passengers
- Better efficiency while hovering at low heights, especially due to landing clearances.
- Smoother wings that are capable of handling bad climatic conditions.
- Guaranteed safety to the pilots and passengers, etc
Additionally, has also made a lot of contribution towards developing innovative products in other industrial sectors as well. Let us look at some of the ways in which it has helped in developing other products.
Fuel efficiency in vehicles
One of the major contributions of aerospace technology has been seen in the development of energy efficient vehicles. In addition to helping the cars in reducing their energy consumption, the technology has also helped in improving their designs and other safety features. Many tire manufacturing companies also use aerospace technology for bettering the safety features of their products.
It has also made way for the development of energy efficient drones, which can be used for the benefit of humans in many different ways. Now we can fly the drones to different places, where it is difficult to send planes with human pilots.
In addition to military use and rescue missions, this technology is used in management of traffic, and also for aiding in the management of forest fires. Drones are also used for remote chemical detection, where it is risky for humans to approach. eCommerce companies are also working on the concept of using drones for delivering their products.
In Healthcare & Medical sector
Signal processing and robotics technology is widely used in aerospace engineering. Now this technology is also helping in healthcare and medicine sector. It is used for developing various products like pacemakers to maintain the heartbeat or pulse, artificial limbs, infrared ear thermometers, devises to manage the functioning of heart valves and ventricles, and lots more.
Temper Foams are basically the results of research that was conducted in spacecraft engineering for reducing the impact. Now this technology is widely used in manufacturing top quality mattresses.
Portable vacuum cleaners
Again this concept was first introduced for extracting samples from the moon’s surface. Now you can see this technology being used in almost all households, and also commercial locations.
Freeze drying of food
This technology is used quite extensively in the fast-food industry, where you can simply open the food packets from the freezer, and heat it in the microwave for consumption. This again is an offset from the researches that were conducted for space programmes.
In addition to the above mentioned points, the aerospace technology has helped mankind in many different ways.