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Comment: Re:Better get the service manual, then (Score 1) 33

OK, thanks.

Yeah, so it's a bit more complex than just a power supply sequencer and simple "power good" monitor? It's actually recording "telemetry" off its own power supply continuously, then they correlate the data later?

But can they turn off a power supply and take a resistance reading, for example? Or how about varying the voltage while monitoring the current?

Comment: Better get the service manual, then (Score 3, Interesting) 33

Like this

http://www.amazon.com/NASA-Mar...

I'm curious myself about Curiosity, any way to get the hardware schematics for this thing? Like the real thing, not just a block diagram. How does it detect a short circuit? Just too much current sensed on this power rail = short? Or is there something more being done to analyze the kind of fault?

Comment: Re:Boy you know you're old (Score 1) 89

So a few weeks of reading random shit, throwing together some snippets of code that I don't actually understand, that's "employable" to you?

No wonder the economy is in the shitter.

Companies take one look at a gray hair and the resumé ends up in the shredder, initiative or not.

You'll see.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)

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