Le Roy Marc - Gaia
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Marc Le Roy
Marc Le Roy is a member of the EADS Astrium team in Toulouse. Since 2005, he has been working on the implementation of the Video Processing Unit (VPU) algorithms, which detect, sort, track, and acquire in real time the 1 billion stars to be seen by Gaia. He developed the prototype of these algorithms, subsequently transformed into the VPU application software.
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