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DSP for Space Applications

Objectif

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.

Appel à propositions

FP7-SPACE-2010-1
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SITAEL SPA
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Italie
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 344 000
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Annamaria Colonna (Ms.)

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TECHNOLABS srl
Italie
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€ 77 610,04
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Via Crescenzio 2
00193 Roma
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CONSORZIO PISA RICERCHE SCARL

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Italie
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€ 61 572,90
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Corso Italia 116
56125 Pisa
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Research Organisations
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Luca Fanucci (Prof.)
SPACE APPLICATIONS SERVICES NV
Belgique
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€ 259 301,50
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Leuvensesteenweg 325
1932 Zaventem
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Richard Aked (Mr.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Allemagne
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€ 241 480
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Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
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Rainer Leupers (Prof.)
SITAEL AEROSPACE SRL

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