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FSL VMU MkII installed and operated on ISS

EMCOMO Solutions supplies VMU computer system

The FSL Video Management Unit (VMU) MkII is a computer system developed by Space Applications Services for Airbus/ESA, and is meant to bring new powerful scientific data acquisition, storage and processing capabilities to the Fluid Science Lab (FSL) in Columbus. The unit will replace the outdated and failing FSL VMU currently on-board, and will enable a new generation of science payloads in FSL: SMD/Compgran, SMD/FOAM-C, and RUBI. These science missions will be managed from the B.USOC control centre in Brussels, which is ran in partnership with Space Applications Services.

EMCOMO Solutions supplied the CompactPCI Serial VMU computer system based on an Intel Core i7 CPU, four HDD carrier boards, a quad GbE board and FPGA boards with LVDS interface to connect the onboard ISS cameras in a rugged modular system with a custom backplane.

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