Space Electronics board used for STRV flight
Officials at the Defense Electronics Research Agency in the United Kingdom, are using the SPARC Microprocessor Experiment board from Space Electronics, a division of Maxwell Technologies in San Diego, for use in their Space Technology Research Vehicles (STRV) project at the end of this year.
STRV is a joint United States/United Kingdom experimental aircraft program designed to demonstrate new technologies and gain flight experience.
"Delivery of this new single-board computer introduces a standard product for the international space market including the flight heritage on STRV," says David J. Strobel, chief technology officer at Space Electronics.
Other potential applications include low-Earth orbit and geosynchronous-earth orbit platforms, natural space agency scientific satellites, military spacecraft, and booster electronics.
The Space Electronics board is a prototype advanced space computer board, hardened to the space radiation environment. — J.M.
For more information on Space Electronics contact David J. Strobel by phone at 619-452-4167, by fax at 619-452-5499, by mail at Space Electronics, 4031 Sorrento Valley Blvd., San Diego, Calif. 92121, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.spaceelectronics.com.