Accession Number:

ADA445276

Title:

Very High-Performance Embedded Computing Will Allow Ambitious Space Science Investigation

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES TOULOUSE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-07-13

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Up to now, the definition of space science missions was bounded by electronic components authorised by Space Agencies, i.e. developed on radiation tolerant technologies. Unfortunately, the microprocessors today available on such technologies have the computing throughput which was available about 10 years ago on the commercial market. Today, one of the main weakness of commercial components for space usage is their sensitivity to upsets, which generate transient faults during execution of flight software. Thus, to the condition to have light fault-tolerant architectures, the space community could define a new class of space science missions having very ambitious scientific goals and disrupting with classical missions thanks to high-performance embedded computers based on commercial electronic components.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE