Spiral Blue is developing the Space Edge Computer - an onboard computing system that will give Earth observation satellites the ability to process images captured on the satellite itself. This has the potential to increase the capacity of an Earth observation satellites carrying Space Edge Computers by as much as 20x.
Space Edge Computers use the NVIDIA Jetson series, maximising processing power while keeping power draw manageable. They carry polymer shielding for single event effects, as well as additional software and hardware mitigations. We provide onboard infrastructure software to manage resources and ensure security, as well as onboard apps such as preprocessing, GPU based compression, cloud detection, and cropping. We can also provide AI based apps for object detection and segmentation, such as Vessel Detect and Canopy Mapper.