The European Space Agency’s directorates of Technical and Quality Management (TEC) and Telecommunications and Integrated Applications (TIA) are organising the 4th ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads.
The workshop will take place 4 – 6 March 2019 at ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
Established in 2008 the workshop is a unique event aimed at presenting and discussing the latest technical and technological advances in satellite communications payloads with on board flexibility capabilities.
In the last few years, the need for ﬂexibility in telecommunication satellites has dramatically increased to address key challenges, such as coping with highly non-uniform and variable traffic demands, and reducing satellite and ground segment cost and lead times.'Generic', modular, scalable and highly reconfigurable payloads offer the potential to deliver multiple services (e.g., BSS/MSS/broadband) with the same payload architecture, thereby migigating commercial risks that arise from market uncertainty.
The Workshop will address diﬀerent aspects of on board payload flexibility at coverage, connectivity, channelisation and EIRP level with the objective to examine key system/payload architectures and related technologies that will allow a power, mass and cost effective implementation of future advanced satellite communications missions.
The 4th ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads is a great opportunity to share your latest ﬁndings with all participants coming from worldwide satcom stakeholders, incluing operators, manufacturers, national agencies, research institutions and universities.
The online abstract submission is now open and the deadline was 14 December 2018.
More information about the workshop and how to register is available here.