The feed chain developed in the frame of the present project shows excellent performances, compliant with target requirements and in line with the targeted application. The tests performed on the Advanced EM model, fully representative for RF design and technology implementation, showed an excellent agreement between measured and predicted performances, providing substantial validation of the design solutions proposed.
Target customers could be all worldwide L-band Telecom Satellite manufacturers and their target users, although the first accessible target customer is Airbus DS who has been one of the main satellite suppliers for Inmarsat constellations in the past decades.
Currently, Airbus DS has not such equipment in the product portfolio and the scope of Airbus Italia was to fill this gap and create a European alternative to the worldwide monopolistic suppliers.
The project enabled Airbus Italia to achieve performances in line or better than those proposed by the major competitors, including non-European suppliers, for similar applications. The developed product actually represent a valid European alternative for future MSS L-band missions, as well as Navigation (GNSS, G2G, etc.) and LEO constellations Telecom missions.