NASA Office of Logic Design

NASA Office of Logic Design

A scientific study of the problems of digital engineering for space flight systems,
with a view to their practical solution.

STRV-1d Electronics


STRV_1d_01.JPG (1152291 bytes) The top.

STRV_1d_04.JPG (1319039 bytes) The bottom.

STRV_1d_52.JPG (1071965 bytes)Programmable substrate with QYH530 and CX2001.  Look closely and you'l  see CD4050B's.

strv_side_a.jpg (74430 bytes)

strv_side_b.jpg (77078 bytes)

S/N 001 with labels identifying each experiment.

Mass is approximately 168 grams.


Cdr Richard Blott RN and Mr Nigel Wells
Space Department, Defence Research Agency

10th Annual AIAA/ Utah State University Conference on Small Satellites


The paper presents an overview of the achievements of the Space Technology Research Vehicle (STRV) 1a&b microsatellite mission in geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). Launched in June 1994 as auxiliary passengers on an Ariane-4, the two satellites achieved their primary objectives of demonstrating new space technologies and techniques in a harsh radiation environment at low cost and in a short timescale. The follow-on mission : STRV 1c&d will also be designed and built by the UK Defence Research Agency at Farnborough and the mission is described in detail. The proposed science and technology payload, sponsored by the UK Ministry of Defence, the UK Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council, the US Ballistic Missile Defense Organisation, the US Air Force, the US Naval Research Laboratory, the European Space Agency, the Canadian Defence Research Establishment and the Canadian Space Agency, is also discussed. STRV 1c&d are currently scheduled to launch into GTO aboard an Ariane-5 towards the end of 1998 for a nominal one year mission.

STRV-1d SEE Flight Experiments : Digital Electronics and Optocouplers

R. Katz, M. Ott, K. LaBel, R. Velazco, A. Feizi, A. Lukemire, H. Kim, M. Olmos, I. Kleyner, Philippe Cheynet, and R. Ecoffet

SEE Symposium, April, 1998



Home - NASA Office of Logic Design
Last Revised: February 03, 2010
Digital Engineering Institute
Web Grunt: Richard Katz