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Smart and Scalable Satellite High-Speed Processing chain

Objective

Over the last decades the number of satellites in orbit has been constantly growing and the spacecraft payload complexity and demand continuously increased. Today, satellites provide close to full Earth coverage and produce a significant amount of data that needs to be downlinked to Earth for processing. The downlink constraints combined with the constantly growing productivity of missions require faster data handling, processing and transfer. Present processing solutions show constraints regarding computational performance. Size and transfer speeds of on-board storage/mass memory limited downlink/transmission capabilities. Furthermore, existing toolchains are not able to support recent evolving technologies. S4Pro will design and implement enabling technology for high-end data products produced on-board spacecraft through the implementation of a power efficient high performance space processing chain designed for low-Earth orbit (LEO) missions with a focus on Earth observation and satellite communication systems. This implementation will be achieved through consequent optimisation of the payload data management system accompanied by use of COTS components, as well as by the miniaturisation of high-performance hardware. S4Pro will combine state-of-the-art industrial computing technologies (COTS), equipped with advanced and scalable processing capabilities, and space qualified BSOTA computing platforms in order to optimise the data processing chain and support the next generation of data intensive missions, such as high data rate SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and optical applications as well as powerful regenerative communication processors in SATCOM applications.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/satellites
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAFT TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG MBH
Address
Wilhelmsgarten 3
38100 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 640 520

Participants (6)

DSI AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 625 875
Address
Otto-lilienthal-strasse 1
28199 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 323 597,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
OHB ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 528 707,50
Address
Via Gallarate 150
20151 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
QASCOM SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 229 316,25
Address
Via O Marinali 87
36061 Bassano Del Grappa Vi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 198 875
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGENIEURS DE TUNIS
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 107 500
Address
Campus Universitaire El Manar
1002 Tunis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments