Inertial measurement units keep expensive equipment--like ships and agricultural machinery--on track regardless of whether they can receive GPS signals. This six-degree-of-freedom unit is high precision enough to track devices on a map, and would be augmented by a magnetometer and barometric pressure sensor to determine heading and elevation.
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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