The objective of the activity is to design, develop and test 2W and 4W European Gallium Nitride (GaN) Ka-band high poweramplifier prototypes for Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT).
Targeted Improvements: Enabling a European Source of Ka-band 2W and 4W HPAs.
Contemporary Ka-band satellite communication systems require Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) of high-transmitted power to maintain continuous connec...
The objective of this activity is to develop and test a steerable, small and reliable user terminal antenna for fixed andmobile satcom applications allowing for seamless beam switching (<100 ms) in a NGSO multi-beam satellite network. The antenna shallbe based on a hybrid i.e. mechanical and electrical/switching mechanism reducing complexity and size.
Targeted Improvements: Complexity reduction by a factor of 10 when compared to full...
The objective of the activity is to develop specific waveforms for regenerative satellite systems enabling multi-Gigabitthroughput. The impact of the developed waveforms on the payload performance will be assessed by breadboarding with COTS hardware critical functions such as modulators, demodulators, coders and decoders. Besides, the impact of the waveforms at system level and the overall throughput will be assess...
The objective if this activity is the development of a dual self- powered solar panel integrated with an array antenna for M2M and IoT applications.
- Terminal size reduction between 40% and 50%;
- Reduction of 30%-40% of cabling interfaces and structure.
M2M and IoT terminals often require being small and self-powered; this entails not...
The objective of the activity is to develop, manufacture and test a compact Power Conditioning and Distribution Unit (PCDU) Engineering Model employing high frequency switching techniques, integrating Battery Charge Regulator (BCR) and Internal bus DC/DC Converter (IBC).
Targeted Improvements: Reduction of volume and mass by 50% of the PCDU thanks to a significant higher switchin...
The objective of this activity is to develop a concept of a Ka-band transmit/receive active antenna achieving the high isolation requirement (in the order of at least 150 dBc) and the demanding thermal and integration requirements. An antenna tile breadboard will be designed, manufactured and tested to evaluate the concept.
The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a breadboard of an RF reflective mesh suitable for 5 to8 metre deployable antenna reflectors required for Ka-band to V-band (25 to 50 GHz) applications.
Targeted Improvements: Enabling a European source of Ka-band to V-band large deployable antenna reflectors.
The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a 100W deployable solar array for CubeSats that can bestowed in a 1U volume.
Targeted Improvements: Enabling deployment of a solar array from a stowed 1U volume with a peak power production exceeding 100W.
The objective of the activity is to develop and test a low profile ground user terminal antenna based on a compact mechanical scanning mechanism with an operational bandwidth of at least 10% and an overall thickness lower than 7 cm.
Targeted Improvements: Enabling mechanical scanning based and low profile antennas with 10% fractional bandwidth for ground user terminals not existi...
The objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test an Engineering Model of an ultra-stable offset reflector for W-band telecommunication feeder links.
Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology for W-band feeder links.
The next-generation high-capacity communication satellites requ...
The objective of this activity is to design, develop, manufacture and test two compact planar Ka-band low power input multiplexers for broadband applications and volume production.
Targeted Improvements: 50% mass and footprint reduction of broadband, low power multiplexers due to efficient stacking accommodation.
This Call for Proposals covers the industry initiated activities for the four Programmes lines identified below:
- ARTES 4.0 Core Competitiveness Generic Programme Line - Component B: Competitiveness Growth
- ARTES 4.0 strategic programme line Space for 5G
- ARTES 4.0 strategic programme line Space Systems for Safety and Security (4S)
- ARTES 4.0 strategic programme line Optical Commu...