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Iowa NASA EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Development

A research grant from Iowa NASA EPSCoR was received by The University of Iowa to develop a digital signal processor that could be used to process plasma wave data onboard spacecraft. This allows digital processing to replace analog circuits and provide higher science return for less mass and power. Under this seed grant funding, the technology was developed to a level where it was successfully proposed on two NASA missions, and is currently on the way to Jupiter on the Juno spacecraft and orbiting the Earth on the two Van Allen Probes spacecraft. University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy engineers William Robison and Steven Remington install the Juno Digital Processing Unit on a test fixture prior to environmental testing.

The University of Iowa received another grant to develop the Juno Digital Processing Unit pictured above into a CubeSat form factor. The resulting board is being readied for flight on the AMSAT Fox-1D CubeSat as the processor for the High Energy Radiation Cubesat Instrument (HERCI) and has been proposed for a payload on the SLS EM-1 flight.

University of Iowa Electrical Engineering student Kevin Klosterman tests the HERCI/FLEXI DPU board.

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NASA EPSCoR Stimuli 2014 -15

EPSCoR Stimuli 2014-15  

NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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