Space Data Handling
Curtiss-Wright helps reduce costs, development time, and risk by using a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) approach that utilizes an extensive library of proven IP and decades of rugged system design experience. Our designers optimize systems for low cost of ownership based on a customer’s application and the procurement life of the platform.
Space Systems Brochure
We've been a trusted supplier on a wide range of missions with leading space organizations around the world. We specialize in reducing costs, development time, and risk through a COTS approach that leverages an extensive library of proven IP and decades of rugged system design experience. Read more about our space solutions and proven success on a variety of launcher, sub-orbital, re-entry and International Space Station (ISS) applications.
Miniaturizing Space COTS for Small Launcher Applications
One trend in the global space market involves using smaller launchers to keep costs down and increase the frequency of launches. This creates a challenge for development flight instrumentation (DFI) and operational flight instrumentation (OFI) as the same functionality is required, but the package must be smaller. This white paper discusses the need for, and challenge of, compact space COTS systems for modern space applications, in particular for small launcher applications.
Space Data Acquisition Systems
Our commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) data acquisition, video, and transmission products combine the cost savings of commercial designs with innovative radiation-tolerant strategies to deliver trusted systems at up to 75% lower cost than custom designs. Reduce size, weight, and power (SWaP) demands with custom modules that eliminate the need for separate avionics boxes and allow for efficient management of power budgets.
Radiation Testing of COTS Data Acquisition Electronics for Space Applications
The use of COTS equipment for space applications is increasing in popularity. As the usage of COTS equipment extends into mission-critical functions, the risks posed by the space radiation environment need to be understood and mitigated. This paper discusses the approach used to characterize existing COTS data acquisition electronics for the LEO space radiation environment through high-energy proton testing at the PCB level.