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  • 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...

  • THERMALLY ENHANCED POWER UNIT HOUSING USING EMBEDDED TWO-PHASE TECHNOLOGY (ARTES AT 4D.069)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to develop a single-piece housing with embedded channels that transport waste heat fromthe electronic components to an external heat sink, reducing the overall thermal gradient within an electronic power unit. It shall be able to operate both on-ground and in-flight.

    Targeted Improvements: Increase the heat rejection capacity of the spa...

  • 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...

  • BROADBAND, HIGH Q, BULK WAVE ACOUSTIC FILTERS IN C-BAND AND BEYOND (ARTES AT 5C.403) (FORMER ON DELEGATION REQUEST)

    The objective of this activity is to develop, manufacture and test broadband, high Q (greater than 1000) filters based on bulk wave resonators. A 500MHz wide C-band breadboard filter shall be manufactured and the potential for using the technology in the X-band to Ku-band frequency range shall be assessed.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology development to replace RF cavit...

  • ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BREAKER FOR TELECOM PLATFORMS (ARTES AT 4F.138)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test an electronic circuit breaker suitable for all electronic units in a telecom platform.

    Targeted Improvements: Improving the response time by two orders of magnitude and voltage control byan order of magnitude; Enable simplified power management on the unit side; Enable reset of the power protection.

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  • LOW VOLTAGE, HIGH CURRENT POWER CONVERTER FOR HIGH POWER INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (ARTES AT 5C.410)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a power converter with low output voltage and high output current capability to fulfil the needs of high power integrated circuits (including ASICs, FPGAs and micro-processors) as needed for on-board payload processors and computers.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling a European source of power converters with an outputvoltage lower than 1.2 V and an output current higher tha...

  • SOLAR ARRAY TO POWER DIRECTLY AN ELECTRICAL PROPULSION SYSTEM (ARTES AT 4F.140)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and test coupons of high-power, high-voltage solar arrays (e.g. 300V and more) feeding directly the electric propulsion system. T

    argeted Improvements: Enabling direct feed of solar array power to electricalpropulsion systems.

    Description:

    In order to feed power gen...

  • BATTERY PASSIVATION FOR SMALL TELECOMMUNICATIONS SATELLITES (ARTES AT 4F.137)

    The objective of this activity is to define the specific conditions necessary to achieve safe passivation of Lithium (Li) ion battery cells at end of mission, and to design, manufacture and test an electrical power management system for CubeSats allowing battery passivation.

    Targeted Improvements: Enable small satellites to comply with clean space requirements, enabling missions...

  • VERY LOW LATENCY SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM (ARTES AT 3A.115)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and test in orbit a very low latency satellite communication system at altitudes between 200km and 300km. This will include the design and manufacturing of a small payload. The activity will include six months of operations to characterise the orbital environment and test the functionality, versatility and performance of the communicationlink in this orbital range.

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  • EMBEDDED SENSOR NETWORK IN SPACECRAFT STRUCTURES COMPATIBLE WITH DIGITAL FACTORIES (ARTES AT 4A.083)

    The objective of the activity is to develop an integrated sensor network in a spacecraft primary structure (e.g. panel,central thrust tube), by spinning-in digital factory technologies to series production of telecom satellite components. The activitywill select a structural component, and then develop both a digital model and breadboard using a sensor network for intelligent performance prediction through all stages of manufacture, assembly,...

  • Q/V BAND AERONAUTICAL TERMINAL (ARTES AT 7A.063)

    The objective of this activity is to develop and test a Q/V-band aeronautical terminal prototype. For validation purpose, a bi-directional link of a DVB-S2 modulated signal between a Q/V band satellite transponder and the terminal will be performed.

    Targeted Improvements: 50% increase in performance over existing Ku- and Ka-band terminals.

    Desc...

  • GALLIUM NITRIDE (GAN) KA-BAND HIGH POWER AMPLIFIERS (HPA) FOR VSAT (ARTES AT 7A.061)

    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.

    Description:

    Contemporary Ka-band satellite communication systems require Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT) of high-transmitted power to maintain continuous connec...

  • INTEGRATED BATTERY CHARGE REGULATOR AND BUS CONVERTER FOR SATCOM POWER SYSTEMS (ARTES AT 4F.129)

    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...

  • ARTES 4.0 TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS ACTIVITY - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    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...