FPGA-based accelerators for future Mars exploration missions
Riferimenti esterni GAMBARDELLA Giulio (PhD Student), ROLFO Daniele (PhD Student), PASCAL TROTTA (Research Assistant)
Gruppi di ricerca TESTGROUP - TESTGROUP
Tipo tesi EXPERIMENTAL
Video-based navigation is increasingly used in space-applications (e.g., rover navigation). Future space-missions will include this approach during the EDL (Entry, Descending and Landing) phase, to increase the precision of EDL systems. High dependability and high computational capabilities are required.
Advanced FPGA-based processors appear to be good candidate for accelerating these applications.
The thesis aims at the development of an FPGA-based accelerator for enhancing the performances of the Video-based Navigation System in critical space missions (namely: Mars and Moon missions).
The system has to extract different information from input images and find the best Descending trajectory. All the computations have hard-real time constraints.
During this thesis the candidate will learn how to design high-performance FPGA-based accelerators, manage different kind of data, and guarantee the required level of dependability.
Conoscenze richieste Programming Languages: C, VHDL, Matlab
Digital System design methodologies
Note The thesis will be developed in cooperation with: ThalesAlenia Space S.p.A.
In addition, ThalesAlenia Space s.p.a. may offer different internship positions at the end of the thesis.
Number of required Students: 4
Scadenza validita proposta 01/03/2014 PROPONI LA TUA CANDIDATURA