Completed Activities - Studies

This page summarizes studies in the area of on-board data processing that have been completed recently.

On-Board Data Processor for Optical and Microwave Missions Study

The objective of this study was the analysis of mission requirements of selected future optical and microwave instruments with respect to on-board data processing. This included sensor data volumes and data rates, algorithms and processing power needed on-board, and an assessment of possible hardware platforms. Mass, power, and complexity of processing architecture based on present and near-future technology have been assessed. The activity was performed by EADS ASTRIUM in the framework of ESTEC contract 12191/07/NL/LvH. It was completed successfully in 2008.

Last update: 1 October 2010

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