FeatherBox is a compact Data Processing Unit for artificial intelligence applications on-orbit. It's small size (0.5U) makes it compatible with most cubesat platforms. Rather than sending large sets of raw data down to ground stations, Featherbox can process images directly from an onboard camera and only send down the relevant information. Processing data on orbit reduces downlink costs and improves response times to observable events. 

 

Integrated into FeatherBox is a machine learning system capable of performing 4 trillion operations per second (4 TOPS). If more processing is required, the system can scale by pipelining models across multiple processors. Precision thermal management is handled within the enclosure, meaning there is little to no need for additional external thermal control systems. 

 

Combined with FeatherWare, it provides a complete artificial intelligence payload for on-orbit image processing.

DATASHEET

Dimensions: 96 mm x 96 mm x 50 mm

Mass: 1.4 kg

Power: 9 W (typ), 15 W max

Unlock the potential of AI for Earth Observation missions

CORE ADVANTAGES

Compact and Powerful

Powerful machine vision processor and AI accelerator inside a compact 0.5U enclosure. 

Custom structural shielding, and error detection and correction codes (EDAC) to protect against the effects of space radiation. 

Mission Safety

Single communication and power line connector for easy plug-and-play integration.

Plug and Play