NASA Spinoff Database: Controller Chips Preserve Microprocessor Function

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 2011
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-202
Category: Computer Technology
Origin: A controller chip to recover microprocessors aboard various missions

To develop controller technology for a variety of missions, Marshall Space Flight Center partnered with a San Diego-based company, Space Micro Inc., through the SBIR program. Today, the technology is embedded in the company's entire series of high-performance, radiation-hardened computers for space. The company has expanded from 4 employees at the beginning of its NASA partnership to 43 today, growing from a $1 million to a $8 million company.

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Page Number in Published book: 144
Manufacturer: Space Micro Inc.

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