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Space Qualification and Validation of High Performance European Rad-Hard FPGA

Objective

The OPERA project sets clear and measurable main objectives to reach a TRL 7 as follows:
1. Validation and tradeoff by end users of NanoXplore rad-hard FPGA (NG-LARGE and NG-ULTRA) – TRL 6 achieved.
2. Development and testing of very complex ceramic hermetic package CGA 1752 – TRL 6 achieved
3. Space ESCC evaluation of NanoXplore's rad-hard FPGA (NG-LARGE) – TRL 7 achieved

The proposed activity is part of a jointly agreed space FPGA roadmap between EU, the European Space Agency, the CNES and the key European space equipment manufacturers. It is supporting the Strategic Research Agenda of the European Space Technology Platform. The proposed activities will address applications beyond the space market such as avionic, energy and transport.

OPERA is set up to validate and do the ESCC evaluation of advanced rad-hard NG-LARGE FPGA with minimum risk execution and best product time to market. The project will give access to state of the art qualified rad-hard FPGA NG-LARGE and prepare future applications for the most advanced FPGA in the world NG-ULTRA. The project will enable the two European largest satellite vendors Thales Alenia Space and Airbus DS to evaluate both NG-LARGE and NG-ULTRA to better assess which FPGA is more suitable for a defined application. NX is developping a familly of FPGA to adress the whole space market and it is key to validate the limit and the possibilities for each FPGA. TAS and ADS will also start developping state of the art applications to speed up products dissemination. OPERA is fully in line with ESA / EU activities and will merge outcomes from different projects to reach a TRL 7:
ESCC evaluate rad-hard FPGA developped in the BRAVE project
Take benefit of the programming software tools (“NanoXmap”) improved in the VEGAS (H2020) project
NG-ULTRA development from DEMETER (ECSEL), DAHLIA (H2020) and MARS (PSPC) projects

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NANOXPLORE
Address
1 Avenue De La Cristallerie
92310 Sevres
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 880 891,25

Participants (5)

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 200 033,75
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 239 000
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 240 025
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STMICROELECTRONICS GRENOBLE 2 SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 299 296,25
Address
Rue Jules Horowitz 12
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)