Aerospace Hardware Development
Headquartered in Houston, TX
The Aerospace, Science, Engineering, and Technology (ASET) Division of Business Integra is headquartered in Houston, Texas to be near the Johnson Space Center. Our clients include NASA, MIT, The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Jacobs Engineering, and Academia Sinica of Taiwan. Our scientists and engineers create next-generation designs, and provide project management, analysis, consulting, testing, and operations.
Our Design in Space
Our main product line is the SG-100 space-rated single-board computer system. This state-of-the-art high-data throughput computer is 100 times faster than the current state of the industry for aerospace processors. In late 2016, we delivered the SG-100 cloud computer payload to NASA for delivery to the International Space Station (ISS) in early 2017. This ISS payload was developed in less than 18 months, and the final assembly was performed in our flight hardware laboratory in Houston.
BI also provides support for the SG-100. We perform complete system integration testing and software development. Our innovative team has over 100 years of combined engineering experience, and our goal is to minimize the cost and time to deliver hardware to space. We do this while maintaining the highest quality systems that our NASA, DoD, and commercial customers expect.
A Spectrometer System
On our MIT contract, we build and certify the Upgraded Tracker Thermal Pump System (UTTPS) for the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). In 2011, AMS was launched to the International Space Station (ISS), consisting of a high-energy physics experiment led by a Nobel laureate professor Samuel Ting from MIT and collaborating members from nearly sixty institutes across 17 countries. BI is designing and building the UTTPS to replace the existing system. It will be installed by an astronaut during a spacewalk or EVA in early 2019. The system has passed through its PDR and CDR. BI leads the development of the “EVA installed cooling system” in collaboration with organizations from the United States, Germany, Taiwan, Switzerland, Italy and the Netherlands. NASA is currently developing the plan for the EVA installation. Based on their preliminary analysis, NASA feels this upcoming spacewalk will be the most complex ever performed, even surpassing the complex EVA performed on the Hubble Space Telescope.
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