Probably the most underrated activity within engineering, the concept of making things work together demands the highest level of experience in any field. One imagines that computing systems (in particular visualisation related components such as helmet displays, tracking devices, image generators, real-time navigation software, and the scene model) are designed
to fit together with optimum performance by every manufacturer. Sadly this is not so. It only applies to matured technologies which have been superseded in performance many times by an awesome array of products, wonderful in their own right, but each developed for a particular achievement in performance under the assumption that all associated components have been optimised around their own specification.
Other areas of the industry, by necessity of the volume markets associated with personal computing for example, have developed standards after many years of pain that are surprisingly successful in allowing hardware and software components to be thrown together. Purists still argue that these standards are intolerably limiting, but in most areas of engineering such integration standards are still only dreams, and they will never apply to those producers of leading edge technology who provide performance without constraint. An ultimate example of attempting to build a new sports car from components of existing design simply lifted from the very best of other vehicles shows the futility of this approach. In this extreme case the integration of all the components within a particular vehicle design requires that all components are individually designed with the knowledge of the performance and constraints of all the other components in mind. Fortunately most engineering systems have less demanding and critical user markets, but the basic rules are the same.
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