The new RUAG Space Lynx computer for satellites and spacecrafts is 250 times more powerful than regular On Board Computers.
RUAG Space, a leading supplier to the space industry, has developed a new powerful computer for satellites called “Lynx”. The development has been done at RUAG Space in Gothenburg, Sweden. “Our computer contains an extreme amount of power”, explains Anders Linder, Senior Vice President Electronics at RUAG Space. Lynx is 250 times more powerful than the normal On Board Computers, which RUAG currently delivers to programs of the European Space Agency.
Computing power for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
“We have been very early with this development. This year, we are seeing that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is starting to arrive in space development programs and now we have a computer ready that perfectly matches the requirements of these customers”, says Anders Linder. “Customers who want to do Machine Learning in space need a lot of computing power – which our computer can provide.”
High performance, long life
The Lynx Single Board Computer provides a very high processing performance and is designed for a long life in any satellite orbit or spacecraft trajectory. The computer offers a high-performance processor and a powerful FPGA (field-programmable gate array) for flexibility in terms of communication, interface and processing capability. It can be used on the platform or in the payload.
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RUAG Space: leading supplier to the space industry
RUAG Space is the leading supplier to the space industry in Europe and has a growing presence in the United States. In total, RUAG Space has about 1,300 employees across six countries. RUAG Space develops and manufactures products for satellites and launch vehicles—playing a key role both in the institutional and commercial space market. RUAG Space is part of the international technology group RUAG International headquartered in Switzerland.