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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SATELLITE CONTROL CENTRE DEMONSTRATOR FOR HIGH ALTITUDE PSEUDO-SATELLITES (HAPS) (ARTES AT 6B.059)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and implement the adaptations required onto off-the-shelf solutions to integrate High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) into satellite control centres and to develop a breadboard of the satellite control system for HAPS.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling the integration of HAPS operations into satellite control centres.

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  • Q-BAND CHANNEL MODEL FOR MOBILE TERMINALS (ARTES AT 3B.038)

    The objective of the activity is to develop a Q-band channel model for mobile terminals served by non-geostationary constellations. A propagation receiver will be designed, manufactured and tested. A measurement campaign will be carried out in various nearly line-of-sight propagation environments (urban, sub-urban) using the Alphasat Q-band beacon in order to derive and validate the channel model.

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  • MINIATURISED VHF/UHF OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNA FOR M2M/IOT APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 7B.047) - EXPRO+

    The objective of the activity is to develop, manufacture and test a miniaturised low frequency circularly polarised omnidirectionalantennas forM2M/IoT applications maintaining appropriate RF performance including antenna efficiency and operating bandwidth. Design and manufacturingmethods shall be suitable for mass production.

    Targeted Improvements:Size reduction ranging by a factor of 3 to 5 compared to state-of-art.

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  • GROUND COMPONENTS FOR DVB STANDARDIZED BEAM HOPPING (ARTES AT 6B.070)

    The objective of this activity is to develop a prototype of a gateway modulator and a user terminal demodulator implementing the DVB standardised beam hopping air interface. Performance testing will be carried out in a representative environment and over the air.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling the deployment of satcom beam hopping systems based on the DVB standardised beam hoppingair interface.

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  • COMPACT KU- AND KA-BAND RF SWITCH NETWORK (ARTES AT 5C.408)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to develop and test compact switch technology at Ku- and Ka-band, compatible with on-chip integration. Two 4-by-4 switch matrix demonstrators will be designed, manufactured and tested.

    Targeted Improvements: Achieve a high degree of miniaturisation, aiming at 50% size reduction compared to the state-of-the-art for broadband and low loss switching networks.

    Description: RF switches are w...

  • MONOLITHIC INTEGRATED TUNEABLE ACTIVE FILTERS FOR WIDEBAND FREQUENCY CONVERTERS (ARTES AT 6B.071)

    The objective of the activity is to develop monolithic microwave integrated tuneable active filters for frequency converters to be used in ground-based communication equipment. One K-band (20 GHz) and one Ka-band (30 GHz) tuneable band-pass filters designed with miniaturised footprint will be manufactured and validated in a laboratory environment.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling...

  • 5G-ENABLED GROUND SEGMENT TECHNOLOGIES OVER THE AIR DEMONSTRATOR (ARTES AT 7C.057)

    The objective of this activity is to develop a gNodeB (gNB) based gateway and the user terminal, compliant with the 5G standard release 16 or above. The activity will include a demonstration of bi-directional links between the developed terminal and the gateway via a direct satellite link.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling the deployment of 5G compatible gateway and terminals.

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  • EUROPEAN KA-BAND HIGH POWER SOLID STATE TECHNOLOGY FOR ACTIVE ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 5C.414)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a 10-20W class Ka-band European Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit high power amplifier with improved efficiency as needed for applications in active array antennas. This shall include the development of a European solid state fabrication process.

    Targeted Improvements: At least a 10-20% improvement of power added...

  • 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...