PublisherThe University of Arizona.
DescriptionGroup project with Iain Donnelly, Christopher Miller, Ezra Muir, and Nicholas Teves
AbstractPROJECT GOAL: To evaluate the performance and demonstrate the video encoding/decoding capabilities of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ Multi-Processor System on Chip (MPSoC) device. The project tests the performance of the MPSoC device by running software that serves as a benchmark to compare with a contemporary device. The software consists of an algorithm that uses cross-correlation for signal detection. The system demonstration has signals feeding into the algorithm coming from a directional antenna that detects wifi signals. The result of the cross-correlation software as well as video feed from a camera are displayed on a monitor to visualize the signal strength at a specific location. The benchmark software uses math functions ported over from the contemporary device to ensure an accurate performance comparison between the new and current systems. The benchmark software measured the total elapsed time taken to correlate one million input signals with one reference signal. The results from this test were delivered to General Dynamics Mission Systems to have the comparison of the devices done internally to see if the MPSoC device should be considered for future products.