3rd ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads

21-24 March 2016, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads jointly organized by the European Space Agency’s Directorates of Technical and Quality Management (TEC) and Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA), taking place 21-24 March 2016 at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.

Established in 2008 the Workshop is a unique event aimed at presenting and discussing the latest technical and technological advances in satellite communications payloads with on board flexibility capabilities.

The Workshop will address different aspects of on board payload flexibility at coverage, connectivity, channelisation and EIRP level with the objective to examine key system/payload architectures and related technologies that will allow a power, mass and cost effective implementation of future advanced satellite communications missions.

Papers and presentations will cover different technical and technological elements related to the implementation of future flexible telecom payload and systems, including:

  • Systems, applications and operators’ needs of flexible/generic payloads
  • Flexible Payload and System architectures
  • Flexibility for Large Constellations
  • Payload flexibility for dual-use and hosted payloads applications
  • Flexibility for interference management
  • Flexible RF power generation and output sections (e.g. flex-TWTA, Multiport Amplifiers, etc.) 
  • Reconfigurable antennas (active and passive) 
  • Digital on board processors and related technologies
  • Tunable frequency converters
  • Analogue (including optical) processor equipment and technologies 
  • Reconfigurable Filters, RF Switches and Switching Matrices
  • Payload Photonic Opportunities
  • Flexible Payload/System analysis, simulation and optimization tools

Authors are kindly invited to submit their abstract via the on-line submission form available on the workshop website.

The deadline for abstract submission is 20 Jamuary 2016.

Workshop registration is open to worldwide satcom stakeholders, including  operators, manufacturers, research institutions and universities.

For more information, see the workshop website or contact the workshop coordinators: Valerie Dutto and Daniele Petrolati

21/03/2016 - 09:00
Published 28 September 2015
Last updated at 23 March 2016 - 17:56