NASA’s Ames Research Center was in need of a rugged, compact PC with a wide range of inputs to provide control and data collection for their K-Rex planetary rover. The 4 wheel drive, 213kg rover is designed to explore and investigate difficult terrain in order to test systems and techniques used for interplanetary exploration.

The K-Rex rovers not only required a PC that could effectively operate in extreme temperatures, but one that was able to interface with the wide range of equipment needed for its various missions. Having run into compatibility and limited connectivity issues with past control computers, NASA turned to OnLogic for a new solution.

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