Informatics and Applied Mathematics
The primary goal of the Advanced Concepts Team’s studies in Informatics & Applied Mathematics is the exploration of state-of-the-art computer science technologies and methodologies that may be interesting and applicable in space technology. We follow and propose concepts and produce results in scientific computing, distributed and grid computing, quantum computing, data mining, as well as novel Web technologies.
Computation in out-of-equilibrium quantum systems01 Apr 2018 The idea of using quantum mechanics to perform some computation much faster than with known classical algorithms originates from the eighties. The most straightforward method for that would be to build a general-purpose programmable quantum computer, which will be a challenging task of the 21st century.
Super-resolution image reconstruction for PROBA-V satellite01 Mar 2018 Due to theoretical, practical, and cost constraints, every satellite imaging system produces images with limited spatial resolution. Nevertheless, it is possible to enhance the resolution of the images acquired by means of image post-processing algorithms. The ACT is studying the possibility to apply such techniques to the PROBA-V satellite.
Peer to peer computing23 Jan 2008
Peer to peer computing23 Jan 2008 The use of computer networks to solve computationally demanding tasks in general has been investigated broadly for several decades now. Diverse software solutions are already available from different communities.
Validated ODE solving01 Jun 2007
Validated ODE solving01 Jun 2007 Several space related problems can be formulated as ordinary differential equations. The aim of this project is to investigate self validated integration methods based on interval mathematics.
Global Trajectory Optimisation Problems Database01 Aug 2005 The GTOP web pages contain the definition of black-box global optimisation spacecraft trajectory problems and their best putative solutions. Should you find a better solution to one or more of these problems, please submit it to us!
Distributed Computing for Ionospheric Data Processing17 Jun 2005 With the advent of the GALILEO satellite system, one issue to take into account is the use of ionospheric models for single-frequency receivers. The aim of this study is to show the difference in performance between the NeQuick model and the TEC maps provided by IGS (International GPS Service).
Advanced Concepts Team - Distributed Computing (ACT-DC)26 Oct 2004 A distributed computing environment has been developed which uses the idle time of the ESA computers. The system is capable of dealing with a wide range of computationally hard problems.