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EVALUATION OF HPDP FOR SPACE EXPLORATION VISION BASED APPLICATIONS - EXPRO PLUS

ESA Open Invitation to Tender: 1-11302
Open Date: 06/07/2022 09:58 CEST
Closing Date: 14/09/2022 13:00 CEST

Driven by the ever-increasing capabilities of instrumentation on satellites in terms of the amount of data collected, the demands on the on-board processing and communication systems have drastically increased.Thanks to ESA and national funding, the High-Performance Data Processor (HPDP) has been developed using ST Microelectronics C65SPACE Rad Hard ASIC technology. HPDP is a highly parallel architecture, consisting of 40 processor elements, delivering a peak performance of 40Gops for a power consumption below 1.5W. HPDP architecture allows for a full reconfiguration, with low latency, in less than 40 micro seconds.Precursor activities (ESA and EU funding) have confirmed that the HPDP can be used for image processing applications (e.g. sea vessel detection/identification, moon asteroid strike detection) and for image compression.Thus, HPDP is considered as an excellent candidate for applications related to exploration where dynamic reconfiguration is foreseen. Such a scenario is required for the European Large Logistic Lander (EL3). Real time video compression is foreseen for future EL3 mission, landing and payload deployment monitoring.It is intended to demonstrate those needs through HPDP, simulation environment, reference board.The activity encompasses the following tasks:-develop the SW applications and map it on HPDP reference board-develop the EGSE for the demonstrator-Validate performances with respect to exploration scenario-Optimize SW-Conclusions and recommendations for future exploration applicationsProcurement Policy: C(1) = Activity restricted to non-prime contractors (incl. SMEs). For additional information please go to this link.

Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. Quality
Estabilishment: ESTEC
ECOS Required: No
Classified: No
Price Range: 200-500 KEURO
Authorised Contact Person: Anze Singer
Initiating Service: TEC-EDD
IP Measure: C1
Prog. Reference: E/0901-01 - Technology Developme
Tender Type: Open Competition
Open To Tenderers From: AT+BE+CH+CZ+DE+DK+EE+GR+ES+FI+FR+GB+HU+IE+IT+LU+NL+NO+PL+PT+RO+SE
Technology Keywords: 1-A-I-System Technologies for Payload Data Processing / 1-A-II-Hardware Technologies for Payload Data Processing / 1-A-III-Software Technologies for Payload Data Processing
Products Keywords: 2-A-4-a-*See On Board Data Management / 2-F-1-a-Central Data Management Units (CDMU) or Satellite Management Units (SMU) / 2-F-1-b-Payload Data Handling Units

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