Archive For January, 2010

3 articles

Quit Bugging Me: Revalidated

One day, I get this phone call.  "We're working with the system, we see the calls that update the exception handlers early on - connecting the clock routines, etc.  Then not very much farther on we see the system has run past where tasking should be running but it's not.  When we check, we're not getting any clock interrupts, and…

Do you design flight software?

Normally I don't like this blog to sound like a marketing microphone, BUT... once in a while something comes along that's Worth It.  I'll keep it short and sweet.Next month, Larry Kinnan will be running a web presentation about how VxWorks 653 OS is used in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.   Click here for more information. I've learned a lot from Larry…

Sand Trap

Spirit Rover is heading to her sixth anniversary on Mars, but it looks like she'll have to sit the dance out.  Spirit has been trapped, basically high-centered on a hard spot surrounded with flour-like soil.  Some surprising test results show that one of the wheels we thought was jammed has some slight function, but the bad news is one of…