We have contracts with commercial and government entities including Arizona State University (ASU), Moog, and ATA Aerospace.
The ASU EMIRS interferometer will sample the Martian surface during the Hope Mars Mission. This interferometer has 9 detectors which will be used to determine the composition of the Martian soil. AZST completed the design, manufacturing, and testing of the hardware and software avionics, consisting primarily of a PCB board with a rad-hard Xilinx FPGA with an embedded 32-bit RISC processor. The board processes commands and collects data samples from the interferometer, performs data compression, then creates and sends both housekeeping telemetry and data packets to the spacecraft for transmission to the ground.
The L'TES will be aboard the Lucy spacecraft who's mission to investigate the Jupiter Trojan Asteroids by conducting multiple fly-bys of these bodies that reside at the Jupiter L4 and L5 Lagrange points. AZ Space Technologies, LLC (AZST) will provide the electronics for the L’TES instrument to be designed, built, and tested by ASU for the Lucy mission. The L’TES Electronics design incorporates servo design improvements implemented for the EMIRS instrument. The L’TES Electronics will provide closed loop servo control of the interferometer mirror, control infrared detector sampling, and provide signal conditioning for the input signals. Spacecraft interfaces for command, telemetry, and the sample data collected from the IR detector are provided using RS-422 interfaces.Our unique approach to controlling the mirror actuator relies on using a LEON3 soft core processor embedded in the Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for executing the servo control algorithm and controlling IR detector sampling.
LunaH-Map is a 6U CubeSat that will orbit the lunar South Pole at low altitude and produce high spatial resolution maps of the lateral and vertical distribution of hydrogen (H) in the lunar regolith. AZST staff fills several roles, including Chief Engineer, as well as Power, C&DH, Thermal, Mechanical, Integration and Test subsystem experts for the LunaH-Map project.
SPARCS (Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat) is a 6U CubeSat that will be the first ever mission dedicated to monitoring the high-energy radiation environments of exoplanets throughout their lifetimes by continuously measuring the FUV and NUV emission of low-mass stars from young to old. AZST will staff the position of Systems Engineer as well as provide selected subsystem expertise (Thermal, Mechanical) for the SPARCS project.