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LOW POWER GPU SOLUTIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE ON-BOARD DATA PROCESSING - EXPRO+

on 11 August 2017

ESA Open Invitation to Tender AO9010
Open Date: 20/07/2017
Closing Date: 25/09/2017 13:00:00

 

Status: ISSUED
Reference Nr.: 17.197.05
Prog. Ref.: General Studies
Budget Ref.: E/0600-00 - General Studies
Special Prov.: BE+DK+FR+DE+IT+NL+ES+SE+CH+GB+IE+AT+NO+FI+PT+GR+LU+CZ+RO+PL+EE+HU+CA+SI
Tender Type: C
Price Range: 100-200 KEURO
Products: Satellites & Probes / On-board Data Management / On Board Data Management / Central Data Management Units (CDMU) or Satellite Management Units (SMU)
Satellites & Probes / On-board Data Management / On Board Data Management / Payload Data Handling Units
Techology Domains: Others
Establishment: ESTEC
Directorate: Directorate of Tech, Eng. & Quality
Department: System, Software & Technology Department
Division: Future Prep. & Strategic Studies Off.
Contract Officer: Ferreol, Audrey
Industrial Policy Measure: N/A - Not apply
Last Update Date: 27/07/2017
Update Reason: Modified a Clarification
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Low-power Graphical Processing Unit (LPGPU) are high-performance devices suitable for data parallel workloads, such as image and video processing; they are found in devices we use every day ranging from mobile phones to smart TVs as well as laptops and high-performance computers. Their use in on-board space applications has not yet been investigated in Europe but it could enable missions with extremely high processing requirements, as can be payload processing for scientific or Earth observation missions as well as autonomous closed loop controlled space applications, such as active debris removal, orbital rendezvous and landing. Overall this activity aims at paving the way for the use of such commercially widespread devices in the space domain.

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