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Massively extended Modular Monitoring for Upper Stages

Objective

Today, the amount of telemetry data from the sensors in the upper stages of a launch vehicle is very restricted, due to limited on-board-computing capacities combined with limited data bandwidth to ground. As a result, no detailed information about the various phases of the flight is available.

Massively extended Modular Monitoring for Upper Stages (MaMMoTH-Up) will improve the amount of monitored data by a factor of more than 2500 by integrating four key objectives, which are
1. a self-configuring monitoring framework that will selectively observe, pre-process, and compress sensor data,
2. Components off the Shelf (COTS) that provide improved computing performance on a launcher,
3. design solutions guaranteeing the required levels of dependability, even when using relatively unreliable COTS components, and
4. a tight coupling with advanced dependability analysis.
Achieving these 4 goals is scientifically and practically highly relevant. A demonstrator at TRL 6 will show the advantages of the new monitoring infrastructure and a virtual prototype proves the advanced dependability enhancements. Thus, MaMMoTH-Up will provide a framework and a proof-of-concept for next-generation avionics solutions for a launcher based on COTS. Moreover, the work plan provides the path to realization, potentially including a demo-flight at the end of the project. The proposed technology is complementary with on-going launcher developments. The usage of COTS will represent a direct advantage over competitors; this will decrease time-to-market and decrease the European dependence on external suppliers.

MaMMoTH-Up directly addresses the call COMPET-2-2014 by providing an innovative avionics solution for safer and more reliable launch operations for conventional launching systems. The solution developed within MaMMoTH-Up strengthens competitiveness and cost-efficiency having an immediate commercial potential.

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 969 250

Participants (4)

AAC MICROTEC AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 670 060
Address
Uppsala Science Park
751 83 Uppsala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 523 250
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 158 461,25
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARIANEGROUP GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 462 992,75
Address
Robert-koch-str. 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)