Versatile architectures for onboard payload signal processing

K.H.G. Walters

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    This thesis describes a system-on-chip (SoC) architecture for future space mis- sions. The SoC market for deep-space missions develops slowly and is limited in features compared to the market of consumer electronics. Where consumers of- ten cannot keep up with the features which are offered to them and sometimes even question the need for some of the options that electronics offer them, com- puter architectures for deep-space missions should fulfill different needs. Space is a harsh environment which requires SoCs to be shielded from radiation by hardening techniques. The missions often have a very long life-cycle: it can take more than fifteen years from the early planning stages to decommissioning of a satellite platform. The harsh environment, long lifetime and no possibility to change the hardware after launch together with the fact that mass and energy are constrained make architecture development for space more challenging than for consumer electronics.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Smit, Gerardus Johannes Maria, Supervisor
    • Gerez, Sabih H., Advisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date9 Oct 2013
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-0850-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2013

    Keywords

    • IR-87345
    • Signal processing
    • Xentium
    • Benchmarking
    • EWI-23747
    • SoC
    • computer architectures
    • NoC
    • METIS-297927

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