Advanced Technology

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.

Download the ARTES AT 2016 Workplan
Download the ARTES AT Planned Activities Summary Table

 

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New element name: ARTES Core Competitiveness

12 October 2016 – The European Space Agency’s Telecoms and Integrated Applications directorate (TIA) has announced a new element of the ARTES programme, called ARTES Core Competitiveness, which merges two formerly self-standing ARTES elements,  Competitiveness & Growth and Advanced Technology. 

Makerspace for the Internet of Things - powered by satellite

28 June 2016 – ESA has launched a new Invitation to Tender with the goal of encouraging development of low data rate satellite communications concepts that would be suitable for diverse Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things applications.

An embedded GNSS receiver for GEO

7 March 2016 – Using GNSS for autonomous station-keeping is a significant breakthrough that should reduce operational costs and improve pointing performance of telecoms satellites. With the support of ESA, Thales Alenia Space Italia has developed a GNSS receiver module that can be hosted on a spacecraft's on-board computer.

Final Presentation Days for Payload Technologies and Products
16-19 February 2016, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

The RF Systems, Payloads & Technology Division (TEC-ET) and the Payload Technologies and Products Section (TIA-TTP) have scheduled Final Presentation Days for Payload Technologies and Products on 16-19 February 2016.

ARTES Advanced Technology - Workplan
Closing date: 26 December 2016

The Advanced Technology (formerly named ARTES Element 5 sub-element 5.1) workplan for 2016 can be found on EMITS, ITT number: AO8547. Please note: This Workplan is still subject to IPC approval and cannot be considered as final until this approval has been obtained (expected early February 2016).

The evolution of ARTES 3-4 and 5

17 December 2015 – ESA's Directorate of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) announces some major changes to ARTES 5.1, 5.2 and 3-4. In addition, these and various other ARTES programme elements have been renamed.

Tracking marine animals with satcoms

2 October 2015 – Satellite monitoring of wildlife has become a critical tool for environmental research purposes. Through the ARTES programme, ESA has been supporting the development and testing of a new low-cost wildlife tag that uses satcoms technology.

Satcoms support for modular smartphones

26 August 2015 – ESA is making funding available to help promising European SMEs build satcom components for modular smartphones. This ARTES 5.1 ITT closes on 14 October. 

Payload Technologies and Products
Event: Final Presentation Days

To be held 3-5 February 2015, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

New ARTES 5.1 Schedule Adjustment CCN

The Contract Change Notice template should be used when a contract change is required that affects only the schedule of a running ARTES 5.1 activity. If further contractual changes are required (e.g. new or amended work package content, changes to deliverables) the standard CCN template defined in the contract should be used instead.

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