NASA honors firm
Santa Barbara-based DKB Resources received awards from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for services it provided to help robotic rovers search for water and signs of ancient life on Mars.
The company, which provides high-end printed circuit board engineering, design layout and manufacturing support, was awarded for its “excellence in service” and participation in the Mars Science Laboratory Program. The Mars Science Laboratory Rovers, set to launch in 2011, have been designed by JPL to support the Mars exploration program’s overall science strategy of looking for signs of former life and documenting the Red Planet’s climate and geology.
DKB provided printed wiring board design services and seven designers over a year and a half to support the three dozen different electronic modules used in the rover program.