e-compasses face an interesting technical issue - they are typically a "nice to have" feature of a device. The user is not willing to accept a big hit in performance for the added functionality provided. This presents a particular engineering challenge to the designers to minimize the size and power requirements. If they are successful, the added capabilities make it possible to delight the user - as the iPhone often does.
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
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