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High-tech commercial-off the-self electronics low-cost qualified for space (Space-COTS)
Start date: Mar 1, 2015, End date: Aug 31, 2015 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Spectrum ARC GmbH provides an innovative state-of-the-art qualification scheme (approved by the German Space Administration DLR ) for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components relevant for space and harsh-environment (radiation) applications. The space electronics market is currently dominated by US-Corporations and therefore underlies the restrictive barriers of international traffic in arms regulation (ITAR) , retarding the space industry growth and raising their cost significantly. We’ll offer so called Space-COTS by qualifying (testing) COTS from specific manufactures in different quality levels. This will enable space missions to have access to highly efficient, compact and light-weight new generation technologies at a lower price.Low-cost Space-COTS let us introduce high reliable electronic products not only for space but also for extreme-environment applications on earth, e.g. radioactive environs (power plants, research labs, nuclear medicine, etc.), hot (deserts) and cold (Antarctic) places. As technology demonstrator we’ll build a reliable and modular platform (box) consisting of a control and a removable sensor unit to be used in different environments as a Remote Monitoring System (RMS).Europe’s mission of advancing non-dependent and competitive technologies in the space sector is fully supported by this project.

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