Montana State University Professor’s Computer System to be Tested on the International Space Station

A radiant-tolerant computer system designed by Brock LaMeres, a Montana State University professor, was selected as one of the five winning proposals to be tested on the International Space Station.

The computer system was designed to function in areas where there is a presence of high energy radiation particles to see how these particles affect the system, and electrical circuits. The computer was built with off-the-shelf parts to keep costs down and is proposed to deliver the same reliability level as more expensive computers that are currently on the space station. Over the next year, LaMeres and his team of engineers will collaborate with NASA engineers to confirm the system meets all safety standards, and can communicate with the space station.

Read more about the MSU computer system that will be tested in space.