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Smart and Scalable Satellite High-Speed Processing chain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822014

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 654 391,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 654 391,25

Coordinated by:

INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAFT TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG MBH

Germany

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.
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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

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 323 597,50

CGS SPA COMPAGNIA GENERALE PER LO SPAZIO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 528 707,50

QASCOM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 229 316,25

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 198 875

ECOLE NATIONALE D'INGENIEURS DE TUNIS

Tunisia

EU Contribution

€ 107 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 822014

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 654 391,25

  • EU contribution

    € 2 654 391,25

Coordinated by:

INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAFT TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG MBH

Germany