Accession Number : AD1051530


Title :   An FPGA Testbed for Characterizing and Mapping DOD Applications


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,30 May 2016,29 Aug 2017


Corporate Author : NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL STATE UNIV GREENSBORO GREENSBORO United States


Personal Author(s) : Doss,Christopher ; Gloster,Clay Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1051530.pdf


Report Date : 27 Dec 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : The widespread use of unmanned autonomous surveillance systems in military operations offers significant advanced new capability while simultaneously introducing complex challenges in the rapid development/deployment and testing of these systems. Current payloads for these systems have stringent constraints with respect to their maximum weight, power consumption, processing speed, sensor types, interface requirements, and overall cost. The traditional approach to the design of these payloads involves repeated system level engineering design steps identifying onboard computers and application specific boards, each supplied by a specific manufacturer. This approach results in systems with closed or highly proprietary architectures that have a very limited potential for reuse. While each board typically enables a particular function for the payload, the problem of meeting payload design specifications is exacerbated by the need to identify manufacturers with interfaces that match the sensors. Hence, for each new system, there is typically at least one complete redesign to meet the dynamic nature of advances in sensor technology.


Descriptors :   field programmable gate arrays , central processing units , computational science , computer program documentation , information systems , application software , operating systems , artificial neural networks , high performance computing , kalman filters , image processing


Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE