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  • EPTOS

    EPTOS project developed a flight dynamics product able to optimize the orbital transfer trajectory and attitude for novel commercial telecom GEO satellites that employ electric propulsion for orbit raising to GEO. The final product has been integrated in GMV’s commercial focusleop product, part of GMV’s focussuite flight dynamics system, flight-proven and highly reliable software devoted to ground control of commercial satellites during LEOP.

  • Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) with Satellite Access for Public Safety Operations

    The project is about the development of a communication gateway product that comprises features and functionalities, which allow the efficient linking of Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs) to satellite networks. The development addresses the market of public safety organisations which do have a requirement for mobile broadband communication solutions with a high availability at the respective operation sites. Key requirements from public safety organisations in the areas of mobility management, security and QoS provisioning will be fulfilled by the solution to be developed. Fulfilling the customers’ requirements, being fully operational and providing an easy handling will facilitate the market entry.

  • MEMS FCM for EP

    The objective of this project was to design, build and test an engineering model of a Xenon Flow Control Module using MEMSbased flow control elements. The primary application for this MEMSbased Xenon flow controller module is existing and future medium and high power Electric Propulsion thruster applications.

  • KHT - Krypton Hall Thrusters

    Starting from an existing EP technology to be potentially employed for Next Generation Telecom Platforms, the effects on both thruster and system-level performance of propellants selected to be potentially alternative to Xe have been assessed through the development of mathematical models and dedicated test sessions.

  • D2RF

    The output of the current generation of digital processors, used on commercial satellite missions, is either at baseband, or a low IF. This signal must then be up-converted to the operating frequency of the spacecraft, such as C, Ku or Ka-band. The need for these up-converters significantly increases the cost per output of digitally processed payloads. This study will investigate if/how conventional frequency up-converters could be replaced with an Ultra-high-speed DAC’s.