From: Goddard Space Flight Center
Posted: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
The Strategic Partnerships Office (SPO) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has signed a patent license with Genesis Engineering Solutions Inc. of Lanham, Maryland.
This license will allow Genesis Engineering Solutions Inc. to manufacture and sell space-based processors based on Goddard's SpaceCube 2.0 designs, with the goal of providing 10 to 100x improvements in on-board computing power while lowering relative power consumption and cost. This also will benefit NASA by providing a qualified supplier from which to purchase systems from in the future.
"Licensing our technology to American companies is a prime example of how NASA supports the innovation economy," said Dan Lockney, Technology Transfer program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington.
NASA Goddard's SpaceCube 2.0 is a reconfigurable multi-processing platform based on Xilinx Field Programmable Gate Arrays, and couples it with an integrated upset detection and correction architecture to provide improvements in computing power over traditional fully radiation-hardened flight systems.
The SpaceCube technology is one of thousands of NASA technologies made available for use by industry through the agency's Technology Transfer Program. NASA has more than 1,000 patents available for license and more than 1,000 software programs available for use by industry, academia and other government agencies.
NASA's Technology Transfer program is managed for the agency by the Space Technology Mission Directorate. The program ensures technologies developed for missions in exploration and discovery are broadly available to the public, maximizing the benefit to the nation.
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