The MORAL project has two main goals. The first goal is to develop a completely European, ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) free microcontroller for space applications, focused on small satellites, flight control and payload computers for the purposes of mission control, earth observation, navigation and many other applications. The processor core of the microcontroller is based on a novel IHP peaktop architecture, including a novel European instruction set. The microcontroller will provide mechanisms for increased reliability and adaptability according to the needs of the space applications. Besides the microcontroller, the required ITAR-free middleware, RTOS (Real Time Operating System) and toolchain will also be available. Achievement of TRL 7 is planned. The second goal is to establish a new European company held by the core consortium partners involved in the project, which will target a trans-continental market. This new company, as the last stage of the evolution of the project, will bring the microcontroller and supporting services to the market. This company will produce the microcontroller, will precisely target the fast growing small satellite market, and thus, the company will bootstrap the European market for space applications.


EU H2020

Project partners

  • RedCat Devices, Italy
  • SysGo GmbH, Germany
  • Tales Alenia Space, Spain
  • AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH, Germany

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