Press Release: 04-17-2003
ECC Technologies Licenses PRS Designs to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and QSS Group
MINNETONKA, MN – April 17, 2003 – ECC Technologies, Inc. announces today that it has licensed parallel Reed-Solomon (PRS) error correction designs to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the QSS Group for use in the next generation space telescope called the James Webb Space Telescope. The PRS designs are used to create fault-tolerant synchronous DRAM memories for space. This is the second time ECC Tek has licensed the PRS designs based on the PRS Patent.
About NASA Goddard Space Flight Center www.nasa.gov/centers/goddard – NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is located within the City of Greenbelt, Maryland, approximately 6.5 miles northeast of Washington, D. C. The suburban campus is situated approximately 1 mile northeast of the Capital Beltway/Interstate 495.
This NASA field center is a major U.S. laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft. The Center manages many of NASA's Earth Observation, Astronomy, and Space Physics missions. GSFC includes several other properties, most significantly the Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague, Virginia.
The GSFC Greenbelt Facility encompasses 514 ha (1,270 acres) and in addition to the Main Site, maintains the adjacent Magnetic Test Facility and Propulsion Research site; and the outlying sites, including the Antenna Performance Measuring range and the Optical Tracking and Ground Plane Facilities. NASA has ownership of 454 ha (1,121 acres) of land at Greenbelt. The remaining 60 ha (149 acres) are the outlying sites and are held by revocable lease from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
About QSS Group, Inc. – www.qssgroupinc.com – QSS Group, Inc., is an award-winning, high technology services company that provides innovative solutions and advanced problem solving capabilities in information technology disciplines to U.S. federal agencies.
IT experts, engineers, and scientists work on some of the most challenging space, defense, finance, commerce, energy and technology challenges of the day – programs that impact the lives of millions of Americans. As pioneers in performance-based contract execution and management, clients have come to trust QSS’s ability to deliver quality performance as promised every time.
About ECC Technologies, Inc – ECC Technologies, Inc. licenses ECC hardware and software designs to correct errors in conventional storage devices such as hard disk drives and wireless communications channels and also ultra high-performance ECC hardware designs needed for on‑the‑fly correction of hardware failures to create fault-tolerant systems.