Building an Aerospace Data Acquisition System

Jul 19, 2018

Ever wonder what’s involved in sending a rocket to outer space? We had the opportunity to learn when we designed and built a data acquisition system for Space Systems Loral (SSL). The system was used to measure the shock and vibrations that occur when a spacecraft separates on its way into space. We designed the engineering prototype, which included everything from system architecture, hardware design, board-level design, FPGA design and software design. Once the prototype was complete, we worked with our mechanical engineering partner to develop a space-rated box for the system to live in.

The project was a big success and we continued to develop more of these systems for SSL, which are all up in space right now!