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The objective of the project is the design, development and test of a Digital Transparent Processor based on an EQM model.
The DSP is designed to provide flexible channelization and transparent routing capability for advanced space telecommunication applications.
The main features of the development are:
The choice for an EQM quality level guarantees a full qualification of technologies, parts, manufacturing processes and unit design.
DTP is a key product in mobile payload or flexible payload, either in Ka or Ku band, and for both civilian or for military applications.
For multibeam applications, the DTP is an important component, permitting to adapt and route the traffic according to the market needs.
The developed product can be the core of future payload, featuring customers in-coming expectations in term of frequency plan flexibility, high connectivity capacity, low granularity and broadcast or multicast capability.
New flexibility for telecom satellite systems and payloads, thanks to high capacity and versatility in on board processors.
Independency to the mission: transparent on board processors offer the possibility to be waveform independent.
The architecture of the DTP breaks down into:
The power bus and TMTC bus interfaces are compliant with SPACEBUS 4000 or ALPHABUS requirements and could also be easily adapted to any other buses.
The EQM activities are organized in two phases:
Key milestones of phase 1 are the Baseline Design Review (BDR) at T0+3 months and the MTR (Mid Term Review) at T0+12 months:
This phase starts after the MTR meeting and ends with the FR (Final Review). Following tasks are driven:
The key milestone of phase 2 is the FR. During this review, acceptance tests results will be presented and compliance with requirements reviewed.