AAC Microtec receives first product order from Japan

June 01, 2011:

ÅAC Microtec has received an order from the University of Tokyo’s nano-satellite center for tools for the development of the center’s satellite platform.

In 2010, the University of Tokyo started a project focusing on the technological innovation, strategy, and utilization of nano-satellites. The project is led by Professor Shinichi Nakasuka and research and development is conducted through the coordinated efforts of many different universities, researchers and separate enterprises. The nano-satellite center has now placed an order for ÅAC Microtec’s hardware and development environment. 

ÅAC Microtec’s Starter-kit Plug-and-play Professional enables developers of satellites and other unmanned vehicles to fully utilize Space Plug-and-play Avionics (SPA) to integrate components on their platforms, minimizing integration time and effecting substantial cost savings. The kit contains three types of remote terminal units, RTUs, flexible miniaturized interface and control computers tailored for different applications, and two types of DPCUs, smart distributed power control units, among other things. 

ÅAC Microtec’s RTU products have been developed in close cooperation with US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV). They are designed according to the American SPA standard, which focuses on interoperability and rapid response. Practically no development time is required to deploy new systems built with components utilizing the SPA standard.

“This is our first commercial delivery to a customer in Japan and thus an important milestone for our company. The University of Tokyo has previously sent personnel to us to attend courses in the plug-and-play technology. This order is confirmation that they have realized the great advantages that our products will offer when integrated on their satellite platforms,” says Mats Magnell, CEO of ÅAC Microtec.

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