Cobham radiation hardened (RadHard) microelectronics were launched aboard NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Cobham's radiation hardened (RadHard)
microelectronics were launched aboard NASA's Origins, Spectral
Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer
(OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft on September 8, 2016. An array of products
enable the mission on the OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared
Spectrometer (OVIRS) instrument, including: Low-Voltage
Differential Signaling (LVDS) products, Medium Scale Integration
(MSI) logics, 1553 transceivers, voltage regulators, clock
management products, memory products such as Static Random Access
Memories (SRAM), Programmable Read-Only Memories (PROM), and
Magnetoresistive Random Access Memories (MRAM), as well as a custom
Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). The
microelectronics were produced by the Cobham Semiconductor
Solutions business unit, part of the Cobham Advanced Electronic
"Cobham congratulates NASA and our direct customer, the
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), for a successful launch," said
Jeff Hassannia, Senior Vice President of Business Development and
Technology for Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions. "We are proud
to once again support space exploration through our RadHard
electronics aboard OSIRIS-REx's OVIRS instrument. Our electronics
deliver low power consumption, high data rates, Single Event Upset
(SEU) and Single Event Latchup (SEL) immunity, and innovative
packaging techniques. Notably, Cobham's MRAM are the only products
on the market that provide magnetic immunity up to 100 Gauss."
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will travel to Bennu, a
near-earth asteroid whose regolith may record the earliest history
of our solar system. OSIRIS-REx will determine Bennu's physical and
chemical properties. These are important clues for investigations
into the origins of the universe and improving the scientific
community's understanding of asteroids that could impact
Earth. The OVIRS instrument aboard OSIRIS-REx measures
visible and near infrared light reflected from Bennu, which can be
used to identify water and organic materials.
Please visit www.cobham.com/HiRel for
information about Cobham's rad-hard products.
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