ARTES Advanced Technology is dedicated to long term technological development of the satcom industry based on ESA's initiative. This element focuses on research and development of new technologies and techniques in telecom satellites, ground and user equipment for future or evolving satcom systems.
Among all antenna payload solutions suitable to support reconfigurable and flexible broadband satellite communication missions, DRA antenna systems represent the typical candidates to fulfill these requirements.
Unfortunately, periodic DRA antenna solutions are characterized by different drawbacks, mainly related to the very large array aperture...
The project comprises investigation of possible solutions to minimize
mass and volume for the RF Front-End elements of large Ka-band high
throughput satellites. This includes:
- Architectural trade-offs
- Technology trade-offs
- Sub-elements and BB validation
- EM MAIT
Aim of this project is the design of two GaN mixers with very high linearity. One mixer will be a Ku-band mixer, the other one a Ka-band mixer. In total, two foundry runs are foreseen. The complete project duration is 24 months.
The next generation of Ka-band satellites will allow a considerable reduction in wireless broadband access costs on-the-move. Mobility requires beam steering at the user terminal to maintain the satellite link. An effort is required to allow smaller affordable mobile terminal antennas mounted on top of vehicles like trains, car or planes without...
The objective of this project is to develop and manufacture a new generation of miniaturised cameras (M-CAM) based on previous concepts. The "MCAMv3" shall be based as much as possible on “plug and play” features, in order to obtain the smallest generic and qualified space camera owning standard interfaces.