RISC-VLIW IP Core for the Airborn Navigation Functional Oriented Processor
By Nick Lookin (Ural Federal University), Serge Shestakov (Institute of Engineering Sciences), Bersenev Vadim (Ural Division of RAS) ,
Development of a miniature precise Strapdown Inertial Navigation System (SINS) for high maneuvering flying vehicles is based on two key aspects. They are inertial measurement instruments and data processing systems. Development of miniature high performance data processing systems needs combined optimization of algorithms and processor architecture. Today's microelectronics allows designing almost all the computer architectures as SoC. The paper is devoted to the practical realization of SINS algorithms by means of SoC.
Nick Lookin was born in Velikie Luki, Russia, on May, 23, 1952. From 1969 to 1974 he attended Petersburg State Transport University, from which he received the M.Sc. degree in computer science. In 1990 he received the PhD degree in computer science and control system hardware from Moscow Academician V.N. Kuznetsov Institute of Applied Mechanics. From 1974 to 1995 he was at first engineer and then a head of the department at Yekaterinburg Academician N.A. Semikhatov Scientific and Production Association of Automatics in the field of special-purpose processors for embedded real-time computer systems. During this period he did work on architectural synthesis of the VLSI of functional-oriented processors for computation of mathematical functions with guaranteed accuracy. He was development manager of three generation of space-born special-purpose processors.
In 1995 he became the Head of Computer Systems Department in the Institute of Engineering Sciences, Ural Department of Russian Academy of Sciences. He works on research and development of ASIC VLSI functional-oriented processors for space and air born computer systems. His main interests are distributed computer arithmetic, high performance processor IP core, VLSI architectures.
Nick Lookin is a member of Academy of navigation and motion control.