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Full Spectrum of Space Electronics and Instrument Development

Advanced Technologies for Demanding Space Applications

Our expertise spans the full spectrum of space electronics and instrument development including cutting edge work in some of the most advanced space technologies:

  • High-data-rate buffers
  • Advanced signal processing engines
  • Image processing modules
  • High-throughput solid-state recorders
  • Small/micro-satellite avionics
  • Advanced algorithm development

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Advanced Avionics for LEO to GEO and Deep Space Applications

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) continually invests in the advancement of technology to meet the most demanding space applications. Recent technology pursuits focus on the ever-growing need for computational capacity, data storage, and high-speed digital data manipulation and management. Some of our recent innovations in algorithm development, applied mathematics, and advanced computing solutions enable increasingly sophisticated functions to be performed on-orbit expanding the capabilities of space assets.

Technology Areas

  • Small/micro-satellite avionics
  • CCSDS products
  • Single-board computers
  • Solid-state recorders
  • Command and data handling
  • Electrical power system
  • Payload interfacing
  • Manufacturing systems

Mission Applications of SwRI Advanced Avionics & Payload Systems

  • NASA SMEX and Discovery missions
  • Interplanetary missions
  • Long-duration GEO applications
  • Responsive space
  • Short-duration demonstration missions
  • U.S. Government opportunities
  • Commercial space opportunities
  • International space programs (ESA, JAXA, ISRO, etc)

Missions Featuring SwRI Space Technology

  • ESA Rosetta
  • NASA GALEX
  • CSA RadarSat 2
  • NASA SWIFT
  • ESA Mars Express
  • NASA Deep Impact
  • NASA Fermi
  • DARPA Orbital Express
  • NASA Soumi/NPP
  • Commercial WorldView 1, 2
  • NASA Kepler
  • NASA IBEX
  • NASA WISE
  • NASA Curiosity Rover
  • USAF DSX
  • NASA LRO
  • NASA RBSP
  • NASA MMS
  • ESA Bepi Columbo
  • NASA JPSS
  • NASA CYGNSS
  • DARPA System F6
  • ESA Solar Orbiter
  • US Government Programs

 

 

Related Technology

space applications •  spacecraft technology •  space avionics •  advanced spacecraft avionics •  payload processing solutions •  high-speed digital data manipulation •  management •  algorithm development •  applied mathematics •  advanced computing solutions

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Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is a multidisciplinary, independent, nonprofit, applied engineering and physical sciences research and development organization with 10 technical divisions.
08/08/14