Archive for July 23, 2014

Final Payload Integration

Jeremy Zawodny of AMA traveled to Houston in early July of this year to work with Astrium of North America and NanoRacks on the integration of our boards into the NanoRacks External Platform (NREP). The primary goals of testing were to confirm AMA’s communication software was compatible with the NREP Command Data and Handling (CDH).  Testing was successful.

Our payload will  transmit information on single event effects during the space mission through the NREP health and status reporting and the medium rate telemetry stream. As a result, AMA can retrieve this rate semi-real-time back on Earth.


AMA Speaks to Students Across the U.S.

Dr. Morse of AMA spoke at the NASA Digital Learning Network in March 2014.  She discussed the space-friendly nature of current generation cell phone processors with high school students from across the U.S..  She explained how terrestrial electronics can be protected from the space radiation environment and provides a powerful computing platform for space applications.