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Fault-tolerant NAND-flash memory module for next-generation scientific instruments
Author(s): Tobias Lange; Holger Michel; Björn Fiethe; Harald Michalik; Dietmar Walter
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Paper Abstract

Remote sensing instruments on today's space missions deliver a high amount of data which is typically evaluated on ground. Especially for deep space missions the telemetry downlink is very limited which creates the need for the scientific evaluation and thereby a reduction of data volume already on-board the spacecraft. A demanding example is the Polarimetric and Helioseismic Imager (PHI) instrument on Solar Orbiter. To enable on-board offline processing for data reduction, the instrument has to be equipped with a high capacity memory module. The module is based on non-volatile NAND-Flash technology, which requires more advanced operation than volatile DRAM. Unlike classical mass memories, the module is integrated into the instrument and allows readback of data for processing. The architecture and safe operation of such kind of memory module is described in the following paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9646, High-Performance Computing in Remote Sensing V, 96460B (20 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195018
Show Author Affiliations
Tobias Lange, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
Holger Michel, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
Björn Fiethe, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
Harald Michalik, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
Dietmar Walter, DSI GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9646:
High-Performance Computing in Remote Sensing V
Bormin Huang D.D.S.; Sebastián López; Zhensen Wu; Jose M. Nascimento; Boris A. Alpatov; Jordi Portell de Mora, Editor(s)

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