DDC: SBC chosen by NRL for DARPA robotic mission

Data Device Corporation announces that the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), developer of the robotic servicing payload for RSGS, has chosen DDC’s SCS750 Single Board Computer for use on the Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). RSGS will provide an on-orbit satellite servicing vehicle that will transform U.S. space operations in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit.  As the lead payload developer for the program, NRL selected DDC’s SCS750 SBC due to its processing capabilities, radiation performance (in particular with the best in class upset rate of 1 uncorrectable error in 80 years), known reliability and flight heritage (TRL-9 since 2013). Several of DDC’s SCS750 SBCs will be used in the RSGS satellite, providing for all aspects of control including attitude control and robotic control, along with video processing.

The SCS750 provides optimized performance with seamless error correction; software-controlled speed/power: 200-1800 MIPS; 7-30W typical; error-corrected memory (SDRAM and EEPROM); incorrect transactions are never generated. cPCI; MIL-STD-1553, serial/parallel interfaces are available.

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