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DSP for Space Applications

Objetivo

New Earth observation, atmospheric sounding, planetary exploration and generally scientific missions require the capability to handle large amount of data and to process them on-board applying both first level trigger procedure and compression algorithm. The always bigger data flow requests an high on-board numerical calculation capability in order to elaborate the acquired information before sending them to the Earth.

Available DSP based modules offer a typical computing power of 20 MIPS and more noticeably 20 to 60 MFLOPS. Although it was considered sufficient a few years ago, future applications will require much higher computing power.

This requirement, together with the strong need to reduce the dependence on critical technologies from outside Europe, makes mandatory the development of next generation of European general-purpose high performance DSPs with a linked efficient and reliable SW application development environment.
DSPACE project aims to develop a high performance DSP for space application up to 1 GFLOPS that, meeting the scalability, multi-purpose and usability features, is conceived to be used both as stand-alone signal processor into embedded systems and as building component for increasing the computational capability.

A new DSP Core will be designed taking into account requirement and limitation due to European actual space technology. A complete front/back-end software environment, including a low level code optimiser layer, is expected to be developed together with benchmarks representative of common space scenarios.
The DSPACE core will be housed on FPGA demonstrator board and made available with complete SW Development Environment.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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Coordinador

SITAEL SPA
Dirección
Via S Sabino 21
70042 Mola Di Bari
Italia
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 344 000
Contacto administrativo
Annamaria Colonna (Ms.)

Participantes (7)

TECHNOLABS srl
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 77 610,04
Dirección
Via Crescenzio 2
00193 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Raffaella Mambrini (Ms.)
CONSORZIO PISA RICERCHE SCARL

La participación finalizó

Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 61 572,90
Dirección
Corso Italia 116
56125 Pisa
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Luca Fanucci (Prof.)
SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 259 301,50
Dirección
Leuvensesteenweg 325
1932 Zaventem
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Richard Aked (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 241 480
Dirección
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Rainer Leupers (Prof.)
SITAEL AEROSPACE SRL

La participación finalizó

Italia
Dirección
Via Livornese 1019
56122 Pisa
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Annamaria Colonna (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 125 507,10
Dirección
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Luca Fanucci (Prof.)
PARTECIPAZIONI TECNOLOGICHE SPA
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 67 595,96
Dirección
Salita Del Poggio Laurentino 7
00144 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Alessandro Brachini (Mr.)