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Small Satellite Computer Developed for 'Flying Laptop'

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Jacob
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Jacob   9/9/2013 11:40:40 PM
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"how about iFly :-)"

Alex, that's also an apt name. Normally such names belong to the discrete power of the project team.

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t.alex   9/6/2013 10:03:37 AM
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Jacob, how about iFly :-)

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Eldredge   9/3/2013 8:47:40 PM
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I agree - this is much more of a special purpose computer application.

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Jacob   9/3/2013 2:49:17 AM
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"I am just curious Why they choose the name to be "Flying laptop" not "Flying computer". It is not really a laptop but a computer anyway:-)"

Alex, the best nomenclature is onboard computing chips.

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t.alex   9/1/2013 10:28:13 AM
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I am just curious Why they choose the name to be "Flying laptop" not "Flying computer". It is not really a laptop but a computer anyway:-)

Definitely this is a very interesting platform for university research.

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Jacob   8/29/2013 2:15:44 AM
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"Sounds like an interesting project for the students involved. Am a little surprised that other universities chose not to use rad-hardened chips."

Eldredge, actually most of the innovation and researches are happening in top universities. Similarly all other colleges and universities has to be funded properly either from federal/statement or private companies, to convert their labs to research centre. Students have the best mind and ideas; if somebody will be able to guide them properly, amazing results can be obtained. 

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Re: Onboard computers in satellites
Jacob   8/29/2013 2:11:23 AM
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"Many student projects had found their way from the lab to the market with great success in the past. The success of small satellite computers will depend on their prices and their performance."

HH, I won't think for such college projects funding may be an issue because finally such things has to be adopted or implemented by NASA and other government funded agencies

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Satellite computer
Eldredge   8/28/2013 8:17:11 PM
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Sounds like an interesting project for the students involved. Am a little surprised that other universities chose not to use rad-hardened chips.

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Hospice_Houngbo   8/28/2013 10:31:35 AM
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Many student projects had found their way from the lab to the market with great success in the past. The success of small satellite computers will depend on their prices and their performance.

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Onboard computers in satellites
Jacob   8/28/2013 7:25:19 AM
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Rich, wonderful and hats off to those students at university of Stuttgart. It shows that how students are looking for technology at various application levels.  As of now in satellites only onboard chips are using for various data calculation and analysis, onboard computers are first of its kind.



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