A $1.2 billion system of satellites and ground stations would give unprecedented accuracy.
A stranger to Tokyo could easily get lost in its urban canyons. And GPS navigation, stymied by low resolution and a blocked view of the sky, might not be much help. But that won't be the case after 2018.
Texas Instruments has developed a new, free real-time operating system (RTOS). TI-RTOS is a complete real-time operating system (RTOS) for its microcontroller platform. It combines a real-time multitasking kernel with additional middleware components including TCP/IP and USB stacks, a FAT file system, and device drivers, enabling developers to focus on differentiating their application.
The MPLAB Starter Kit for dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers is a complete hardware and software tool suite for exploring applications based upon Microchip’s dsPIC DSCs. With a built-in debugger on the board, simply install the software and connect the USB cable to the PC. Start up MPLAB IDE and you are in full control, able to run the sample programs, and to download and test your own applications.
With nothing but a space suit, helmet and parachute, Baumgartner is aiming to jump from a balloon at a higher altitude than anyone ever has — 120,000 feet (about 23 miles), more than three times the cruising altitude of the average airliner.