Funding

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  • DEMONSTRATION OF EFFICIENT VERSATILE VIDEO CODEC UP TO 8K OVER IP AND DVB-S2X (ARTES AT 7B.064)

    The objective of this activity is to develop a DVB-S2X test-bed of adaptive bit rate IP based video delivery for up to 8K services quality high frame rate, using the new Versatile Video Codec (VVC) H.266. Targeted Improvements: The use of VVC can reduce the bandwidth needed up to 50%. This bandwidth reduction can be an enabler for 8K, leveraging the growing installed base of 8K displays and the existing satellite video broadcasting infrastruct…

  • INTER-SATELLITE LINKS DIMENSIONING IN SATELLITE CONSTELLATION SYSTEMS (ARTES AT 3A.152) (ON DELEGATION REQUEST) - EXPRO PLUS (RE-ISSUE)

    The objective of the activity is to design, develop and test a software able to optimise inter-satellite links in a specific satellite constellation system. Targeted Improvements: Enabling to perform inter-satellite link sizing and sensitivity analyses. Description: In the new space era, access to space is much cheaper. Relatively modest investments have allowed small operators to procure and operate little constellations of small spacecraft.…

  • DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGHLY INTEGRATED MIXED SIGNAL KA-BAND RF FRONT END SYSTEM-IN-PACKAGE FOR ACTIVE ANTENNA (ARTES AT 5C.464) (RE-ISSUE)

    The objective of the activity is to design, assemble and test a Ka-band RF front end system-in-package integrating amplification, beamforming and analogue-to-digital signal conversion as needed for active antenna applications. Heterogeneous integration techniques will be used to manufacture the system-in-package.Targeted Improvements:- 20% insertion loss reduction and lower inductances in the RF circuit,- 30% reduction in RF front-end module s…

  • REGENERATIVE PROCESSOR BASED ON EUROPEAN FPGA (GSHE-2) (STAGE 1)

    This activity aims at the development of a regenerative processor demonstrator based on the NG-ULTRA European FPGA, making use of its development kit. The activity will be processed in Open Competition, subject to ESA's procurement rules and procedures adapted asper Financial Framework Partnership Agreement (FFPA) and Contribution Agreement and the tasks entrusted to ESA for GOVSATCOM.

  • ANTI-JAMMING FOR LEO CONSTELLATIONS (GSHE-5) (STAGE 1)

    This activity will identify security requirements addressing jamming and interference resilience needs and develop a system concept, for introducing anti-jamming capabilities in future GOVSATCOM missions. The activity will be processed in Open Competition, subject to ESA's procurement rules and procedures adapted as per Financial Framework Partnership Agreement (FFPA) and Contribution Agreement and the tasks entrusted to ESA for GOVSATCOM…

  • FEDERATION OF SERVICES ENABLING A GOVERNMENTAL USER CENTRIC PLATFORM PROTOTYPE (GSSP-1)

    This activity aims at the development and operation of a pooling and sharing solution that will federate off-the-shelf satcom services from multiple resource providers (Satellite operators and service providers). This will be used to implement a governmental usercentric pilot. The activity will be processed in Open Competition, subject to ESA's procurement rules and procedures adapted as per Financial Framework Partnership Agreement (FFPA…

  • MULTI-ORBIT USER TRAFFIC HANDOVER CAPABILITY (GSHE-6)

    This activity will define, develop and verify the end-to-end components needed to allow a prototype user terminal to seamlessly switch between geostationary (GEO), medium Earth (MEO) and low Earth (LEO) orbits. The activity will be processed in Open Competition, subject to ESA's procurement rules and procedures adapted as per Financial Framework Partnership Agreement (FFPA) and Contribution Agreement and the tasks entrusted to ESA for GOV…

  • PATH AWARENESS TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSPORT PROTOCOLS OVER SATELLITE (ARTES AT 3A.157) (RE-ISSUE)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and test Path Aware Networking (PAN) techniques for LEO, MEO or GEO systems with dynamic bandwidth allocation and oversubscription and for hybrid satellite-terrestrial networks with multipath. The new protocols will be implemented in software and verified in a laboratory environment first, and then they will be validated over the air. Targeted Improvements: Enabling transport layer protocol performan…

  • SMALL SATELLITE DESIGN GUIDELINE ENABLING MULTI LAUNCH FROM HEAVY LIFT LAUNCH VEHICLES (ARTES AT 4H.005) (RE-ISSUE)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and evaluate by test a design guideline for Small Satellites (>50 kg and <150 kg) that allow efficient stacking inside large launch vehicle fairing. The design guideline will allow common design approaches for compatibility with heavy launch vehicles and demonstrate high volume packing efficiency. Targeted Improvements: Creating a European satellites tacking solution capable of accommodating mo…

  • TRUSTED PLATFORM MODULE FOR SMALLSAT PLATFORMS

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to design, develop and test a reduced scaled engineering model for an onboard trusted platform module (TPM) in order to support security features in small satellite telecom systems. Targeted Improvements: Enabling a built-in route of trust providing security and privacy features for small satellite telecom systems. Description: In an increasingly digital world, security and privacy concerns are becom…