Space COTS Data Acquisition

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Space COTS Data Acquisition

Get the cost-saving benefits of space COTS without sacrificing reliability

Increasing commercial pressures are putting a focus on keeping costs to a minimum for space missions. Curtiss-Wright leverages decades of flight test heritage to provide a wide range of space-qualified COTS solutions that have been proven successful on many missions, including NASA SLS, Rocket Lab, SpaceX Falcon 9, and Dragon, ESA IXV, and ULA Delta V.

Ultra-compact, scalable & reliable data acquisition systems
Axon airborne data acquisition systems are the most advanced available today, offering low SWaP with the best feature set and performance on the market.
Acra KAM-500 data acquisition systems
The Acra KAM-500 DAU is a compact, low-weight, and high-performance airborne acquisition and transmission system consisting of a chassis, backplane controller, and user-selected modules.
Miniature network data acquisition systems
TTC Miniature Network Data Acquisition Units (MnDAU) deliver network-based, high-speed data acquisition and encoding in an environmentally sealed package and small footprint.
MDW-2020C Miniature Double Wide DAU
The TTC-MDW DAU family is optimally designed for those FTI applications, such as hypersonic ordnance and rotorcraft, that require a more compact, balanced solution.
 

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.

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Successful COTS Solution for Space Vehicle Onboard Recording & Audio Handling

A space vehicle designer was looking for a data acquisition solution that could collect all of the data from the onboard computers. Given that the vehicle was designed for applications such as resupplying the international space station, it was necessary that the equipment important for the mission met stringent reliability requirements, including predictable operation in a low earth orbit (LEO) radiation environment. The solution was to use Space qualified COTS, which were believed to be about three times less expensive than the traditional approach.

 

Miniaturizing Space COTS for Small Launcher Applications

The trends in the global space market have resulted in space companies and space agencies selecting and using equipment previously only validated in commercial and military flight-testing. Another trend is the move to using smaller launchers to keep costs down and increase the frequency of launches. This white paper discusses the need for, and challenge of, compact space COTS systems for modern space applications, in particular for small launcher applications.