In mainland USA XM / Sirius uses COFDM towers in urban areas to overcome loss of satellite links due to high rise buildings.
But the quality of COFDM goes a little beyond good video quality. It also affords better penetration into buildings. Though Sirius / XM is basically an audio service, the digital stream allows video streaming to back seat passengers or hotels / motels can use it to distribute video within their facility.
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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