SpaceFibre Image Sensor and Data Processing Units

Stephen Parkes, Ashish Srivastava, Chris McClements, Pete Scott, David Dillon, Albert Ferrer Florit, Alberto Gonzalez-Villafranca

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The latest and next generations of spacecraft synthetic aperture radar and high-resolution image instruments will provide very high data-rates on-board a spacecraft, in excess of 10 Gbps. SpaceFibre is the next generation of SpaceWire network technology for spacecraft on-board data-handling. It runs over electrical or fibre-optic cables, operates at very high data rates, and provides in-built quality of service (QoS) and fault detection, isolation and recovery (FDIR) capabilities. This paper describes three SpaceFibre based units: an image sensor, an FPGA based processor and a many-core DSP processor. Equipped with SpaceFibre interfaces they demonstrate the ease with which SpaceFibre can be deployed on future space missions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2018
EventData Systems in Aerospace Conference, DASIA 2018 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 May 201831 May 2018


ConferenceData Systems in Aerospace Conference, DASIA 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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