BAE Systems’ radiation-hardened electronics has recently reached an unprecedented milestone marking 10,000 cumulative years in orbit. The company’s technology has powered satellites and spacecraft for almost 30 years, delivering long-lasting computing in extreme environments.
“Our radiation-hardened electronics are operating aboard more than 300 satellites today, and power key national space assets such as Juno and InSight, that are discovering previously unknown details of deep space,” commented Ricardo Gonzalez, director of Space Systems at BAE Systems. “This milestone is a testament to the outstanding reliability of these advanced systems that are able to withstand the harsh conditions of space travel.”
BAE Systems single board computers provide next-gen spacecraft with a high-performance onboard processing capability needed to support space missions for civil, commercial, and national security customers. These computers command Mars rovers terrestrial operations, such as image and data collection, and direct guidance, navigation, and control for satellites, including telemetry, health, and status information.
The company’s latest Single Board Computer (SBC), RAD5545, delivers exponential improvements in size, speed, and power-efficiency over its proven predecessors in the unforgiving space environment. BAE Systems also offers a suite of radiation-hardened Serial RapidIO network products, including the RADNET 1848-PS, an 18-Port RapidIO Packet Switch, and the RADNET 1616-XP Crosspoint, a protocol-agnostic SerDes signal circuit switch, and replicator. These networking devices complement the RAD5545 SBC and allow the user to efficiently manage and route data through the system.
Further, BAE Systems radiation-hardened electronics are produced at the company’s facility in Manassas, Virginia, which is a U.S. Department of Defense Category 1A Microelectronics Trusted Source.
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