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Spacecraft typically employ rare and expensive radiation-tolerant, radiation-hardened, or at least military qualified parts for computational and other mission critical subsystems. Reasons include reliability in the harsh environment of space, and systems compatibility or heritage with previous missions. The overriding reliability concern leads most(More)
Malaria parasitemia is commonly used as a measurement of the amount of parasites in the patient's blood and a crucial indicator for the degree of infection. Manual evaluation of Giemsa-stained thin blood smears under the microscope is onerous, time consuming and subject to human error. Although automatic assessments can overcome some of these problems the(More)
A technique is proposed for estimating parasitaemia from blood smear images by extracting healthy and parasite infected red blood cells. The developed approach accounts for uncertain imaging conditions due to microscope settings as well as the quality of the blood smear preparation. The solution is based on a multi-stage estimation process with minimal(More)
This paper proposes a reconfigurable parallel architecture for space-borne on-board processing that combines the advantages of powerful computational resources with a straightforward software development. This approach introduces the concept of software payloads that enable the users the direct transfer of their ground-based applications towards space and(More)