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  • MULTI-BAND MICROWAVE MULTIPORT POWER COMBINER FOR GROUND TERMINALS (ARTES AT 7A.062)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a prototype of a wideband multiport (at least 16 input ports) power combiner for ground terminals operating over multiple frequency bands (C, X, Ku and Ka).

    Targeted Improvements:- Enabling the use of multiport amplifiers deploying single wideband HPAs (20W combined output power) and graceful degradation in comparison to today's state of the art multiplexed solution with H...

  • FAST SWITCHING FOR OPTICAL INTER-SATELLITE DATA TRANSMISSION AND RANGING FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION AND RADIO NAVIGATION SYSTEMS (SCYLIGHT SL.014) RE-ISSUE

    The objective of this activity is develop an optical ISL breadboard, based on the re-engineering / adaptation of existing optical ISL equipment used for communications, suitable for MEO Radio navigation Satellite Constellation and SatCom Constellations (LEO or MEO) covering inter-satellite data transmission, inter-satellite ranging and inter-satellite time and frequency transfer.

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  • PROTOTYPE OF A CENTRALIZED BROADBAND GATEWAY FOR PRECODED MULTI-BEAM NETWORKS (ARTES AT 6B.047)

    The objective of the activity is to design and test a prototype of abroadband gateway suitable for a Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS) network supporting precoding technique.

    Targeted Improvements:Improve the throughput of HTS network (> 40%) with respect to currently deployed state of art high throughput satellite systems.

    Description:...

  • SIMULATOR OF VERY HIGH THROUGHPUT SATELLITE WITH FLEXIBLE PAYLOAD (ARTES AT 3A.105)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and validate an end-to-end performance simulator for flexible very high throughput satellites embarking activeantennas and digital processors. The simulator will assess the payload performance in the far field with real signal excitation and it will focus on thepayload architectural and functional performance.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling simulator to support the design, performance assessme...

  • TECHNIQUE FOR LOCATING PASSIVE INTER-MODULATION SOURCES (ARTES AT 5B.188)

    The objective of this activity is to develop fast testing techniques for on-board antennas to locate radiated and conducted sourcesof Passive Inter-Modulation (PIM) products. Validation of the PIM location technique shall be performed on representative hardware.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling fast identification of the locations of PIM sources in assembled antennas during satellite assembly, integration and test (AIT). Potential time s...

  • BROADBAND SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS TO REMOTE PILOTED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (RPAS) USING HIGH ALTITUDE PSEUDO-SATELLITES (ARTES AT 3A.103) (Former DELEGATION REQUEST)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and demonstrate a GSO satellite communication system that integrates an intermediate layer of High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) to provide command and control links, broadband payload data communicationsand inter-vehicle links to swarms of unmanned vehicles. The activity will develop the physical, data link and network layers of theend-to-end satellite communication...

  • RADIO-FREQUENCY (RF) FEEDS WITH INTEGRATED RF, MECHANICAL AND THERMAL FUNCTIONS (ARTES AT 5B.182) RE-ISSUE 1-9290

    The objective of the activity is to develop, manufacture and test a complex, thermally stable, high power broadcast feedand its support structure with a reduced number of manufactured parts, and ideally as a single piece.

    Targeted Improvements:20% mass reduction compared to equivalent state of the art RF feeds, with fewer parts and reduced complexity in terms of design, assembly and integration.

    Description:Antenna feeds, in most...

  • MINI HOLD-DOWN RELEASE ACTUATOR (ARTES AT 4E.074)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a new Mini HDRA (Hold-Down Release Actuator) breadboardaimed at deploymentapplications on small satellites, compatible with the emerging microsatellite markets.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling a European or Canadian source of a mini HDRA with maximum load capability of 1000 N, less than 10 W power consumption and less than30 grams.

    Description: With the advent of co...

  • IN-ORBIT OPTICAL SHAPE SENSING MEASUREMENTS (ARTES AT 4E.075)

    The objective of this activity is to develop and demonstrate in-orbit optical shape sensing as needed for in-orbit structure distortion and antenna distortion detection and monitoring. A sensor breadboard shall be designed and the shape sensing performance testedon a representative hardware under Space environmental conditions.

    Targeted Improvements:

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  • KA-BAND GAN LOW NOISE AMPLIFIER (ARTES AT 5C.378)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a Ka-band Gallium Nitride (GaN) Low Noise Amplifier suitable for integration in large feed arrays.

    Targeted Improvements: Overall 1 dB improvement of the noise figure in comparison to the state of the art; Extension of the operating temperature range by at least 10 degrees Celsius.

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  • HIGH POWER Q-BAND SOLID STATE POWER AMPLIFIER (ARTES AT 5C.391)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a breadboard of a 5W Q-band flexible output power amplifier moduleusing low loss spatial combining techniques. Furthermore, the use of the 5 W module to achieve higher power of up to 40 W - 80 W shall be demonstrated and evaluated as an alternative to vacuum tubes.

    Targeted Improvements:- Enabling European technology development and demonstration of 20% power added efficie...

  • DATA-DRIVEN NETWORK CONTROLLER AND ORCHESTRATOR FOR REAL-TIME NETWORK MANAGEMENT (ARTES AT 3A.108)

    The objective of the activity is to prototype a network controller and orchestrator that uses the network telemetry and control data in real-time rather thanallocating resources statically a priori. The activity will develop a testbed for validating the concept.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling real-time network control based on network telemetry data.

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  • INTER SATELLITE LINK V-BAND SOLID STATE POWER AMPLIFIER MODULE (ARTES AT 5C.381 RE-ISSUE OF 1-9719)

    The objective of the activity is to design, develop and test an enabling inter satellite link V- Band solid state power amplifier module breadboard delivering 10W saturated power with better than 15% efficiency for Intersatellite RF links of at least 10Gbps over a di...

  • ARTES CC - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - WORKPLAN 2020 - EMITS / WEBSITE

    A key role of ESA within the satellite telecommunications sector is to promote high levels of Research and Development activity within Participating State industry to help ensure both their preparedness and competitiveness in both the short and long terms. ARTES Core Competitiveness Element Programme Component A Advanced Technology (ARTES AT) is concerned with the early development stages ofnew systems and the exploitation of new and promising...

  • ARTES C&G - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The objectives of ARTES Competitiveness Growth are to ensure the readiness of the industry to respond to commercial opportunitiesby focusing the activitieson technological innovation in equipment, systems and applications for satellite communication, resultingin products ready for future exploitation within eitherthe commercial or institutional market. The program supports space, groundand applications segments as well as overall system-relate...

  • SCYLIGHT - OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The objective of ARTES ScyLight is to address the development and use of innovative optical technologies for satellite communication as well as new market opportunities for optical communication technologies, and support industry to develop or seize related market opportunities. ScyLight will therefore cover the development and evolution of optical communication technologies and suitable flight opportunities for their in-orbit verification. Sc...

  • ARTES CC - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - WORKPLANS EMITS / WEBSITE

    A key role of ESA within the satellite telecommunications sector is to promote high levels of Research and Development activity within Participating State industry to help ensure both their preparedness and competitiveness in both the short and long terms.

    ARTES Core Competitiveness Element Programme Component A Advanced Technology (ARTES AT) is concerned with the early development stages of new systems and the exploitation of new and p...