MUSE: a message passing concurrent computer for on-board space systems

  • Jean-Yves Le Gall
  • François Simon
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 854)


Space systems of the near future will raise the need of very powerful and dependable computers. Applications such as realtime synthetic aperture radar imaging (SAR) or stereo-vision need high capability of digital signal processing and then high computing power. Moreover, like any satellite component, these systems must be long-life ones and remotely repairable. Due to cost, weight, energy and environment constraints, reconfigurable multi-processors structures seem to be the right way to reach the performance and dependability goals. This paper describes MUSE, a message passing concurrent computer for on-board space systems, currently under design. MUSE is a reconfigurable multiprocessor distributed memory computer designed to support signal processing applications in space systems.


computer architecture message passing architecture MIMD architecture dependability on-board space system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Yves Le Gall
    • 1
  • François Simon
    • 2
  1. 1.Alcatel EspaceToulouse CedexFrance
  2. 2.Alcatel Alsthom RechercheMarcoussisFrance

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