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.

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  • UTWM

    This project consists of the development and implementation of a demonstrator for DVB-S2X wideband transmission links - supporting baud rates up to 1.4 Gsps.

  • VDE-SAT Downlink Verification

    In this project, the Space Norway led consortium with Kongsberg Seatex and FFI have measured the actual downlink performance of the world´s first VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) payload in space under realistic conditions in the Arctic and at other locations. At the time of contract award, in 2015, the downlink waveforms were not specified and...

  • SBVT

    The objective is to identify on-board transmitter and receiver technologies that enable two-way VHF data exchange via Low Earth Orbit Satellite, according to the emerging VDES specifications.

  • SCNE

    The SCNE enables to study and assess protocol performances of new LEO constellations, ranging from low speed data collection and mobile communications, to broadband and broadcast services. The co-simulation approach, which couples orbital and network simulation, facilitates the correlation between network and orbital events and enables to...


    The project’s outcomes deal with the design, implementation, test and demonstration of a prototype backhauling solution (satellite terminal, satellite gateway and NB-IoT network functions) which is capable of providing NB-IoT backhauling services. The purposes of this activity is using the latest satellite backhauling technologies and standards in...


    The aim of the study is to design, manufacture and test an EBB (Elegant BreadBoard) of an opto-microwave wideband reconfigurable receiver front-end (OWR-RFE) for future broadband telecom payloads.


  • Dietmar Schmitt
    • ARTES contact
    • ESA - ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1
      2200 AG , Noordwijk NH
    • +31 (0) 71 565 3534
    • +31 (0) 71 565 4598