The Square Kilometre Array (SKA, https://www.skatelescope.org/) will be the world's largest radio telescope. A major challenge for its construction is the transportation and processing of the massive amounts of data produced by the many radio telescope dishes. The research of this project is to use FPGAs as reconfigurable high performance processing units for the processing needs of the SKA. The students will take an algorithm or method described in C code or some other means and implement it in an FPGA board. This involves the investigation of high-level methods of programming and configuring the FPGAs. A detailed experimental evaluation will demonstrate the achievable performance.
Lab allocations have not been finalised