Bjoern Fiethe

Concurrent Change in Space Applications

The presentation gives a brief summary of why controlled concurrent change will be necessary for future space applications, some details about software and hardware adaptation and a concrete example of a first step in this direction. Increasing demands on processing capabilities and flexibility at limited resources demand a migration from fixed configurations verified on ground into reconfigurable systems. Controlled in-flight adaptation of software and hardware enhances the resource limited systems with functionality on demand and significant operational flexibility, which is a major performance and maintenance improvement.
As first example the reconfigurable data processing unit of the Solar Orbiter PHI scientific instrument is introduced.

About Bjoern Fiethe:
Björn Fiethe received the degree in electrical engineering and the PhD degree from TU Braunschweig, Germany, in 1993 and 2011, respectively. He is the group leader for Spaceborne Data Processing Units at the Institute of Computer and Network Engineering (IDA), TU Braunschweig. He has extensive experience as system engineer. His work including design, development and implementation of hardware and software for spaceborne computers and test equipment for space applications, system engineering and management of various projects and studies.