|On-Board Payload Data Processing Section|
Integrated Payload Processing Module (IPPM) developed by SITAEL S.p.A.
Developing payload data processing systems and related technologies for space missions, mainly in the field of Earth observation, astronomy, planetary science and exploration
News and Events
International SpaceWire Conference 2013
- Date: 11-13 June 2013
- Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Call for papers and further information is available here.
On-board payload data processing work is mainly based in TEC-EDP in the Data System Division at ESTEC.
Our competences include:
As part of ESA’s Directorate of Technical and Quality Management, the section provides technical support in the areas of competence to all programme directorates in order to support their missions and developments. On the other side the section is responsible for initiation and execution of technology developments that may lay the foundation for future missions.
- Data processor architectures
- Data acquisition chains
- High speed on-board networks
- Digital signal processing, processors and specialised devices
- Payload data storage
- Image and signal processing algorithms
- Data compression techniques
- High rate data encryption
This comprises developments in analogue and digital hardware from components to subsystems and building blocks, low level software and novel signal processing techniques.
In particular the section hosts the centre of expertise for data compression algorithms, techniques and devices. It is responsible for the definition and implementation of the next generation of European signal processors for space and it has initiated the development and standardisation of SpaceWire links, nodes and networks which have become very widely used not only in nearly all European space missions but also in the US, Japan, Russia and around the world.
DSP Day 2012
At this event the public final presentations of several contracts related to space Digital Signal Processing have been held. The final agenda and presentations are available via the right-hand link list.
- Date: 28 August 2012
- Location: ESTEC, The Netherlands
International SpaceWire Conference 2011
- Date: 8-10 November 2011
- Location: San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
LVDS Application Workshop
- Date: 29 June 2011
- Location: ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Access to the workshop proceedings
Last update: 4 September 2012