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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.

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.

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