Competitiveness & Growth

The ARTES Competitiveness & Growth element is dedicated to the development, qualification, and demonstration of products such as a piece of equipment, either of the platform or payload of a satellite, a user terminal or a full telecom system integrating a network with its respective space segment.

News and Events

News and Events

  • UHF/VHF Antenna Development

    Development of the next generation UHF/VHF Antenna Systems

  • RF MEMS based Ka Band Phased Array Antenna...

    Low power, low weight electronically steerable Ka band antenna arrays for fixed and mobile satellite terminals using RF MEMS phase shifters. Typical applications are Maritime, trains, UAV’s, mobile, Satellite backhaul.


    Ferrite Phase shifter driver unit for Flexible antenna applications.


    This development intends to provide a cost efficient solution for applications involving on-board Processing of RF signals or Data Collection, for low bandwidth missions, targeting in particuliar Internet-of-Things (IoT) / low data rate Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communications, but also spectrum survey, geo-location, data collection in general.

  • Ka-Band full TC OMUX

    THALES ALENIA SPACE IN FRANCE is looking for solutions to improve its competitiveness in terms of Ka-band equipments, payloads and satellites. As far as Ka-band output filtering is concerned, use of Temperature Compensated OMUX is foreseen. This technology leads to an improvement of the input power limitation, footprint, useful bandwidth and...

  • Q/V Band Antenna Technology

    Two Q/V band antennas (6m and 10m) using advanced composite reflector technology are developed and tested using a broadband satellite payload.


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