[amsat-bb] Re: General Telemetry Question

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Mon Dec 9 06:44:56 PST 2013

Answer: Engineering efficiency..

There is far more computing power on the ground than the satellite.  Also,
KISS principle.  Also, calibration can be done without modifying flight
code.  And finally, it is far more compact to send binary or hex than
human readable decimal.

Bob, WB4aPR

-----Original Message-----

> why not provide the engineering values in the downlink without the extra
step having to be done on the ground?  What is the logic of doing this?

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