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The 22nd Ka and Broadband Communications Conference
17-20 October 2016, Cleveland, Ohio (USA)

These year's theme Communications Satellite Systems: A Look Back at the First 50 Years and Thoughts on the Next 50. ESA is a co-sponsor of this event. Registration now open

Additive Manufacturing for RF/Microwave Hardware
Industry Days: 22-23 November 2016, ESTEC (Noordwijk, the Netherlands)

During this multi-disciplinary two-day event at ESTEC, participants will have the opportunity to explore the use of additive manufacturing techniques for RF/microwave hardware and possible solutions. The call for abstracts and pre-registration are now open.

2017 ARTES Final Presentation Days for Platform and Ground Segment
7-8 March 2017, ESTEC, Noordwijk (NL)

26 September 2016 – On 7-8 March 2017, ESA's directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) will be organising a workshop dedicated to final presentations of ARTES-supported activities relating to Platform and Ground Segment. 

Workshop on Microwave Technology and Techniques
3-5 April 2017, ESTEC (Noordwijk, the Netherlands)

The next edition of the Workshop on Microwave Technology and Techniques (MTT) has been announced. The call for abstracts is now open.

Mulcopim 2017 Workshop
5-7 April 2017, ESTEC (Noordwijk, the Netherlands)

The next edition of the International Workshop on Multipactor, Corona and Passive Intermodulation (MULCOPIM) has  been announced. The call for abstracts is now open.

 

News

New ARTES-funded whitepaper looks at the role of satcoms in the 5G context

21 September 2016 – A new whitepaper, Assessing satellite-terrestrial integration opportunities in the 5G environment, prepared with the support of ESA through the ARTES programme, is now available for download.

 

Newtec wins industry award at IBC 2016

20 September 2016 – At IBC 2016, Newtec (BE) was presented with CSI Magazine’s “Best Cable or Satellite IP Solution” award for the second release of its DVB-S2X-compatible MCX7000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway. 

ECO – Every Child Online

16 September 2016 – Every Child Online, or ECO, a public private partnership between ESA and UK satellite network operator Avanti Communications under ESA’s ARTES partner programme, is set to bring affordable and reliable Wi-Fi hotspots to low-income users in sub-Saharan Africa.

ESA signs Memorandum of Cooperation with SESAR

15 September 2016 - ESA and the SESAR Joint Undertaking have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to work more closely in modernising air traffic management through satellite-based communications.

Single-satellite interference mitigation solution

10 September 2016 – Siemens Convergence Creators has developed a new interference geolocation system, ILS ONE, that works with a single satellite. It has been successfully deployed by Eutelsat since early 2016, and other operators are now evaluating the system.

 

Latest Projects

UmiB Slice 3
Status Date: 27 September 2016
The project consists in developing new and denser products offering a broader range of modulation standards for the broadcast market. DVB-S2X capable, multi-stream, multi-carrier modems, modulators and demodulators provide innovative solutions for any broadcast related satellite link.
SatNetCode
Status Date: 27 September 2016
SatNetCode empowers robust and powerful end-to-end networking over multi-hop integrated satellite networks in potentially difficult mobile scenarios where packet loss and interruptions may occur. By applying adaptive Network Coding – with re-encoding option per network – significant improvements can be obtained over traditional Forward Error Correction approaches. Application areas include aerial, vehicular and maritime users with sources like photos, video and other critical data. The focus is specifically on video over multiple hops.
ROADMAP FOR THE INTRODUCTION OF PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES BASED PAYLOADS
Status Date: 27 September 2016
OtIS
Status Date: 27 September 2016
This project comprised the development of an Optical to IF Switch, based on the Romeo and Juliet chipset, which acts as the optical receiver for a DVB-S optical distribution system, providing outputs connecting to 16 STBs The unique features of this unit is that it allows additional units to be connected enabling more than one orbital slot to be received.
FOGBS
Status Date: 26 September 2016
The study explored new On-Ground BeamForming (OGBF) techniques and architectures for both fixed and mobile applications and provided a roadmap for their implementation. Different mission scenarios, spanning both fixed and mobile applications, were considered for assessing the key technical and commercial benefits which could be obtained with the proposed techniques.
 

Latest Invitations to Tenders

Open date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Closing date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Reference Number: 16.1TF.02
Open date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Closing date: Friday, October 21, 2016
Reference Number: 15.1TT.54
Open date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Closing date: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Reference Number: 16.1TT.82
Open date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Closing date: Friday, March 10, 2017
Reference Number: 16.1TT.61
Open date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Closing date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Reference Number: 16.1TT.67
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