Image Processing Systems

Space Micro offers an extremely high-performance image processing product line based on strong flight heritage. Utilizing our legacy high-performance digital computing product heritage, Space Micro has developed an inflight configurable product to satisfy various mission needs. Our original IPC system flew on the DoD's TACSAT-2, followed by an improved system that is currently operational on ORS-1 (>4 years in orbit). The primary mission of these systems is to take high-speed optical or sensor data, perform image processing, non-uniformity correction and image compression packetization of data, and data storage which is then typically down-linked via a high-speed mission data transmitter.

  • IPC-7000

    The latest generation Image Processing System, the IPC-7000 features a reconfigurable FPGA-based processing board utilizing radiation mitigated Virtex 7 FPGAs. In production now, the IPC-7000 features state-of-the-art processing and memory functions in a compact form-factor (including Power Supply). It features the capability to process and store multiple complex image streams at aggregate speeds exceeding 40 Gbps, with individual sensor streams at > 10 Gbps. Solid state recorder sizes range from 64 GB to 1 TB. The IPC-7000 is currently in production now for NASA and DoD programs.

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  • IPC-5000

    The heritage IPC-5000 system has flown on multiple DoD missions, including TACSAT-2 and ORS-1. Building on the high-speed image processing capability of radiation mitigated Virtex 5 FPGAs, this modular system features the processing capability of up to three FPGAs, supported by power supply and available 64 Gb mass memory. In production now, the IPC-5000 features high speed fiber optic or LVDS interfaces.
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