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Designing a SoC to Control the Next-Generation Space Exploration Flight Science Instruments

Iturbe, Xabier and Keymeulen, Didier and Ozer, Emre and Yiu, Patrick and Berisford, Daniel and Hand, Kevin and Carlson, Robert (2015) Designing a SoC to Control the Next-Generation Space Exploration Flight Science Instruments. In: System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 13-18. ISBN 978-1-4673-9093-4.

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SoC technology permits to integrate all the computational power required by next-generation space exploration flight science instruments on a single chip. This paper describes the Xilinx Zynq-based Advanced Processor for space EXploration SoC (APEX-SoC) that has been developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in collaboration with ARM. The paper discusses the APEX-SoC architecture and demonstrates its main capabilities when used to control JPL's Compositional InfraRed Imaging Spectrometer (CIRIS). As the CIRIS instrument is intended to explore harsh space environments, the paper also deals with the Radiation Hardened By Design (RHBD) features that have been implemented in the APEX-SoC.

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Additional Information:© 2015 by IEEE. The research described in this paper was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Xabier Iturbe is funded by the European Commision's FP7 Marie-Curie International Outgoing Fellowship Program with "Project No. 627579".
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Subject Keywords:System-on-Chip, Fault-Tolerance; RHBD; Avionics; High-Performance; Signal Processing
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Official Citation:Iturbe, Xabier; Keymeulen, Didier; Ozer, Emre; Yiu, Patrick; Berisford, Daniel; Hand, Kevin; Carlson, Robert, "Designing a SoC to control the next-generation space exploration flight science instruments," in System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC), 2015 28th IEEE International , vol., no., pp.13-18, 8-11 Sept. 2015 doi: 10.1109/SOCC.2015.7406899
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