The data processor that can withstand radiation-induced data errors both on the software and hardware level, by combining ideas for self-repairing chips with existing space-proven components.
Recore started the development of an FPGA prototype dubbed MPPB (Massively Parallel Processor Breadboarding system, ESA contract 21986), to prove the concepts for a space-hardened, fault-tolerant multi-DSP system capable of digital signal processing with a high data throughput. The prototype integrates proven and validated concepts for error detection and correction with new reconfigurability concepts supporting fault tolerance. The functional prototype is well suited to data processing tasks commonly performed in space.
‘Many new missions and applications in the areas of Science and Exploration, Earth Observation and Telecom will require new, more powerful on-board processing platforms. We work with partners on a new generation of European space qualified processor chips, which are on our onboard payload data processing roadmap for the coming years’, says Roland Trautner, Technical Officer On-board Payload Data Processing at ESTEC. ‘Today, on the ESA DSP day, Recore, Astrium and other industrial partners present results that bring the next-generation data processor chips for space missions one step closer.’
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