The Design of an Evolvable On-Board Computer

  • Chen Shi
  • Shitan Huang
  • Xuesong Yan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4684)


This paper argues in favor of evolvable hardware as a technique to improve the capability of on-board computers for deep space exploration. From architecture point of view, it analyzes the role of EHW in the multi-level structure of the intelligent system and describes the two mainly characters of the computer system building with EHW. It emphasizes the important of supercomputing capability and self-determination ability. In order to illuminate the implementation of an evolvable computer system, it describes a demo structure for object recognition that realizes image-matching function for space application.


Intelligent System Field Programmable Gate Array Evolvable Hardware Reconfigurable Hardware Intelligent Software 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chen Shi
    • 1
  • Shitan Huang
    • 1
  • Xuesong Yan
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Xi’An Microelectronics Technology Institute. Xi’An 710054China
  2. 2.School of Computer Science , China University of Geosciences, Wu-Han 430074China
  3. 3.Research Center for Space Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences, Wu-Han, 430074China

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