The Smart Backplane chassis (KAM/CSB/12U) is a rugged 12-user slot chassis that has been designed specifically with space-related data acquisition, data processing, and recording in mind.
- Backplane designed using Rad-hard components allowing re-use of COTS plug-in modules, minimizing cost
- Detects Single Event Latch-Up (SEL) and corrects for normal operation, ensuring reliability
- Minimizes power consumption through different mission stages
Mission-critical data handling subsystems for
Low earth orbit satellites
KAM/CSB/12U Smart Backplane Chassis
The Smart Backplane chassis (KAM/CSB/12U) is a rugged 12-user slot chassis that has been designed specifically with space-related data acquisition, data processing, and recording in mind. Its smart radiation-hardened backplane design allows the use of 100+ plug-in COTS modules in a radiation-intensive environment without the need for those modules to have any in-built radiation protection. In the event of a Single Event Latch-Ups (SEL) on a module, the backplane detects this phenomenon and resets the operation of the module. This operation ensures that the potentially harmful effects of ionizing radiation (module electronic circuit malfunction) are eliminated.
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.
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