The project Madrid Flight on Chip (MFoC) is a research and innovation project (https://flightonchip.es/) funded by Comunidad de Madrid (Madrid region is a Full member of NEREUS) and the European Union. The goal of the MFoC project is to provide a platform for the development of services and applications to facilitate the access of new providers of services and space technologies. The project started in 2019 and has a duration of 3 years. It is constituted by a consortium of private companies and public investigation centers located in the Madrid area and it aims at:
- Exploring new-generation System-on-Chip designs to enable cost-effective satellite missions, lower development time and maintaining high levels of reliability;
- Use of modern hardware architectures, including FPGAs and commercial multi-Core (MPSoC) to solve common problems in the target aerospace application domain;
- Applications of software engineering techniques like model-based design and automated code generation and testing.
This project represents an important advance in the processing capabilities and technologies applied to small satellites with respect to the current situation and will allow the consortium members to play main roles in the state-of-the-art ‘NewSpace’” industry.