Space Micro Licenses STC.UNM Space Radiation Dosimeter Card
San Diego, CA – January 29, 2015 Space Micro announced they have signed a licensing agreement with STC.UNM (STC), the University of New Mexico’s technology- transfer and economic-development organization, for a space radiation dosimeter card developed at the university’s research center, COSMIAC. Space Micro will take that product to market for both commercial and military/space applications.
Space Micro's CEO, David J. Strobel, commented, "This license with STC enables rapid insertion into programs since the design is already validated and delivered. Since Space Micro is focusing on the board and box business for space and missiles, this radiation dosimetry card can be added to our product portfolio of over 14 space-qualified cards, and expand our penetration in those target markets.”
STC CEO Lisa Kuuttila added: “We are pleased to work with Space Micro in bringing this innovative technology and product to maturity and the world space market. COSMIAC (Configurable Space Microsystems Innovation and Applications Center) focuses on developing reconfigurable electronics and microsystems for aerospace and defense systems with the aim of reducing the time it takes to get these new technologies to the space community.”
Dosimeters are instruments that measure the amount of incident radiation in the surrounding atmosphere. The space radiation dosimeter card is an electronic circuit board with a radiation-hardened embedded microcontroller, an EEPROM memory chip, three dosimeter devices, and associated support circuitry. The technology will be used onboard a satellite in a space environment to provide radiation data in real time during the life of the spacecraft's mission. COSMIAC Deputy Director Craig Kief explained that this new capability will provide space experiments with a robust capability to measure and record radiation experiences in space.
As the technology-transfer and economic-development organization of the University of New Mexico, STC.UNM protects and commercializes technologies developed at UNM by filing patents and copyrights and transferring the technologies to the marketplace. We connect the business community (companies, entrepreneurs and investors) to these UNM technologies for licensing opportunities and the creation of start-up companies. Visit www.stc.unm.edu or contact Erin Beaumont, STC Innovation Manager, at (505) 272-7912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.