Funding

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  • EVAPORATION MODELLING FOR LONG LIFE MECHANISMS USED IN GEOSTATIONARY SATELLITES (ARTES AT 4E.087) - RE-ISSUE

    The objective of the activity is to develop and correlate an evaporation software model for long life (15 years and above) mechanisms (e.g. solar array drive mechanism, reaction wheels, electric propulsion and antenna pointing mechanisms) as needed for geostationary spacecraft. The developed evaporation software model will be validated through testing of mechanism test-vehicles. Targeted Improvements:- increase the accuracy of the current anal…

  • HIGH LINEARITY LOW NOISE AMPLIFIER FOR V-BAND UPLINK FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS PAYLOAD (ARTES 4.0 AT 5C.485) - RE-ISSUE

    The objective of this activity is to develop, manufacture and test a scaled engineering model of a high linearity Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) module optimised for operation in the 47.5 - 51.4 GHz frequency band and suitable for integration in feed arrays for satellite communications. The LNA shall feature a high intercept point, achieving good performance without distortion or damage in a high interference signal environment.Targeted Improvement…

  • OPTICAL TURBULENCE MITIGATION SYSTEM BASED ON SPATIAL MODE RECOMBINATION (ARTES 4.0 SL SPL 6C.042) - RE-ISSUE

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a photonic integrated circuit to realise a turbulence mitigation system based on spatial mode recombination for receiver turbulence mitigation in Optical Ground Stations. Targeted Improvements: Increase the optical downlink availability by 30%. Also enable automation of the optical ground station as it can operate without need for personnel. Description: Current turbul…

  • HIGH SPEED DISRUPTIVE TOLERANT NETWORKING NODE FOR DIRECT-TO-EARTH LINKS (ARTES AT 6B.095) (RE-ISSUE OF 1-11211)

    The objective of this activity is to develop and test a prototype of a Disruptive Tolerant Network (DTN) software node for the ground segment for usage in end-to-end data communication architectures, to support high speed Direct-to-Earth space links with bitrates up to 10Gbit/s. The DTN node shall be adaptable to state of art high speed modems and monitoring and control architectures.Targeted Improvements: Enable disruptive tolerant network no…

  • OUTPUT BUTLER MATRIX WITH INHERENT FILTERING FUNCTIONS (ARTES 4.0 AT 5C.495) RE-ISSUE

    The objective of this activity is to develop a concept of a high-power output Butler matrix with integrated filtering transfer functions for multiport power amplifiers. The concept will be implemented and experimentally tested (including high power testing) in anengineering model with critical functions in Q, Ka or Ku band.Targeted Improvements:- 30% mass and size reduction.- Number of parts reduced of a factor 3.Description: Advanced telecomm…

  • RESILIENT SECURE ROUTING FOR SATELLITE NETWORK CONSTELLATIONS (ARTES 4.0 SPL 4S 3A.197)

    The objective of this activity is to define, develop and test in a test bed, routing algorithms and schemes, and other mitigation techniques that need to be implemented in different types of satellite networks (LEO, MEO and multi-orbit constellations) so as to mitigate the risk of routing-based DDoS attacks. The mitigations, which shall include all potential types, from optimised for DDoS resilience routing algorithms, to in-network filtering,…

  • AUTONOMOUS LASER SAFETY SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL FEEDER LINK SUPPORTING OPTICAL AND QUANTUM COMMUNICATIONS (ARTES 4.0 SL SPL 6B.114) - RE-ISSUE

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to develop and test a laser safety system for Optical Feeder Link (OFL) operations based on AI/ML techniques. The activity shall emphasise on airspace safety measures to handle uplink operations with significant opticalpower. The safety system shall be capable to operate autonomously. Implementation shall be based on commercially available hardwareplatforms. The activity will also provide the testbed…