Extreme Environment Embedded Systems
This book covers the topic of embedded systems in Extreme Environments. The obvious extreme is outer space beyond our planet. However, these are many terrestrial harsh environments with parameters beyond room temperature and pressure. First and foremost, the embedded system must function properly. But we also have to consider the environment it is working in. We're not covering embedded systems sitting on the bench here. Even under the hood of a car, the environment is threatening to the many controllers needed for the car's operation. Generally, if you're uncomfortable, your embedded electronics is uncomfortable. We will discuss embedded systems at the top level, and look at the classes of extreme environments, both on Earth and elsewhere in our solar system. Then we can look at some of the adjustments that have to be made in the embedded systems to operate in these environments.