Reconfigurable Processing Profile
Processing intensive systems may require many RP nodes to reduce large amounts of sensor data to an information set that can be downloaded to ground through bandwidth-limited downlinks. In many of these situations, processing will be distributed across many RP nodes connected through gigabit interfaces. A high-speed data switch could be created to provide packet switching for the networked nodes. This type of node could also provide bridging between a megabit interface control network and a gigabit interface network.