Reconfigurable onboard processing and real time remote sensing

Williams, John A., Dawood, Anwar S. and Visser, Stephen (2003) Reconfigurable onboard processing and real time remote sensing. IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, E-86D 5: 819-829.

Author Williams, John A.
Dawood, Anwar S.
Visser, Stephen
Title Reconfigurable onboard processing and real time remote sensing
Journal name IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0916-8532
Publication date 2003-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume E-86D
Issue 5
Start page 819
End page 829
Total pages 11
Place of publication Tokyo, Japan
Publisher IEICE-Institute Electronics Information Communications Eng
Language eng
Subject 08 Information and Computing Sciences
Abstract In this paper we present reconfigurable computing as a compelling choice of computing platform for real-time, onboard processing for satellite applications. In particular, we discuss the use of reconfigurable computing in the context of a real-time remote sensing system, providing motivation for such a system and describing attributes of reconfigurable computing that support it as the technology of choice. The High Performance Computing (HPC-I) payload, designed and developed for the Australian scientific satellite FedSat, is introduced as a demonstration of onboard processing in space using reconfigurable logic. We present an overview of the real-time remote sensing system architecture, and describe the design and implementation of three remote sensing algorithms in HPC-I for cloud masking, wildfire detection and volcanic plume detection. Finally, results from simulation and testing are presented which show very promising performance in terms of data throughput and detection capabilities.
Keyword reconfigurable logic
onboard processing
remote sensing
real time
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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