Réaltra Releases AI Accelerator & Computer Vision Processing Board for CubeSats

Dublin, September 28th, 2021 – Réaltra Space Systems Engineering is delighted to announce the release of the RLT-AIA-001 AI Accelerator & Computer Vision Processing Board for CubeSats in collaboration with its technology partner Ubotica.

The RLT-AIA-001 board is manufactured by Réaltra under license from Ubotica Technologies Ltd. and is based on the CogniSat™ platform which is the first CubeSat compatible board capable of running sophisticated Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms for Computer Vision (CV) and other applications in real time on-board a satellite.

The RLT-AIA-001 board delivers the TeraFlop performance of the Myriad™ 2’s CV and AI compute acceleration in a PC104 form-factor for CubeSat and SmallSat missions. The board is built around the Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence COTS VPU whose 12 vector cores provide high-performance parallel and hardware accelerated compute within an ultra-low power envelope.

The RLT-AIA-001 board is supplied with the unique Ubotica™ CVAI Toolkit™ software that greatly simplifies the process of deploying user algorithms to the hardware. This board  combines the power efficient compute performance of the Myriad™ 2 VPU with a wide range of interfaces and peripherals for integration into satellite platforms. The user can select as a build option Gigabit Ethernet or USB2.0/3.0 as the primary control and data interface to the board, enabling data rates sufficient to handle AI & CV applications at near-streaming input.

Custom CV pipelines can easily be deployed and executed with the transfer of only a single configuration file using the Ubotica™ CVAI Toolkit™ software. Runtime updates enable the updating of pipelines without requiring application re-compile or system reboot.

The unique high performance RLT-AIA-001 CubeSat board has a number or configuration options that a user can specify at the time of ordering.

Please contact Réaltra for further information on pricing and availability of the RLT-AIA-001 board.

Note: UboticaTM and CVAI Toolkit™ and CogniSat™ are Trademarks owned by Ubotica Technologies Ltd.