The EXCEED project aims at creating a European supply chain of reconfigurable, flexible and trustable programmable system-on-a-chip family targeting a number of ruggedized and secure defence applications such as for radio frequency (RF) sensors and signal processing arrays, flexible radios, secure positioning and navigation, UAV data links, military networks, flexible cryptography engines, dismounted soldier, guidance and mission critical controllers.
A technical solution
The EXCEED project will propose technical solution to avoid constraints brought by non-EU countries domination in SoC/SiPs for Defence applications by designing a European FPGA based System on Chip family suited for European Defence requirements.
To achieve this objective, the EXCEED project will:
Develop a first prototype
and get it tested by OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers).
Define a comprehensive set of requirements and specifications
for SoC/SiP devices and related supply chain that considers the military specificities about operating environment, content protection, compliance with EU and National classified information and the various mission profiles.
Develop synergies and supply chains
with other European critical sectors such as Space, Aeronautics and Industrial.
Assess the gaps to be fulfilled
to overcome the dependence on non-EU technology providers and propose a roadmap for the creation of a trusted European supply chain.