HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Guest Blogs

NASA's 'PhoneSat' Program Points to Satellites of the Future

NO RATINGS
1 saves
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 3/3
Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Smartphones as Control System
Elizabeth M   6/19/2013 4:48:41 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree, it's quite amazing to see NASA using COTS products in such an expensive and complex piece of machinery...especially for the crucial control aspect of the satellite. But I have done some coverage of NASA and know they are trying to do more with less, so necessity could be the mother of invention here. It also shows what great minds can do when they don't want to reinvent the wheel.

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Game Systems
tekochip   6/18/2013 1:37:18 PM
NO RATINGS
Every time a new game system comes out we read the specifications out loud and compare the computational power to the original Super Computer.  "All this to play games"?  At least the off the shelf consumer electronics in this example will be doing something worthwhile.


Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Smartphones as Control System
Mydesign   6/18/2013 8:07:53 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
"NASA launched a novel project in April, putting into orbit three satellites that employ an off-the-shelf commercial smartphone as the control system"

Dylan, amazing. Smartphone as the control system!! Am curious to know about the communication between these Smartphones and remote tracking centre.

<<  <  Page 3/3
Partner Zone
More Blogs from Guest Blogs
To get to a trillion sensors in the IoT that we all look forward to, there are many challenges to commercialization that still remain, including interoperability, the lack of standards, and the issue of security, to name a few.
Today, no matter where in the world the device is located, it can call home and ask for the latest-and-greatest firmware with bug fixes and feature updates.
A decade from now, firmware development may be nothing more than software integration, grabbing vendor and third-party components, and meshing their APIs together to form a final system.
Design, simulation, manufacturability, and prototyping: All of these phases are being pushed forward and progressively by underlying technologies.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jul 6 - 10, Building Raspberry Pi Controllers with Python
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service