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VHSIC Design For Signal Processing Data From Large Mosaic Sensors
Author(s): J. S. Gross; L. C. Smith
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Paper Abstract

The advent of large scale, mosaic focal planes has presented a serious challenge to sianal processing systems. The impact of VHSIC technology on the design of these systems is analyzed in light of experience on several programs. When VHSIC technology is applied, the architectures generally take the form of a high speed, VHSIC, pipeline signal processor followed by a data processor constructed of VHSIC general purpose computers. The increased speed and canability of the VHSIC aeneral purpose computers allows them to be moved forward in the architecture, much closer to the focal plane. VHSIC technology shrinks the logic components of the systems and leads to systems that are very memory intensive. The system impact of these memory intensive designs is analyzed. If VHSIC architectures are operated in space, they are susceptible to single event errors due to cosmic radiation. The impact of these errors on both logic and memory is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0319, Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Technology for Electro-Optic Applications, (4 August 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933161
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J. S. Gross, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)
L. C. Smith, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0319:
Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Technology for Electro-Optic Applications
William S. Chan; John T. Hall, Editor(s)

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