The main aim of the activity is to investigate new commercial terminal architectures in order to significantly lower the cost of ownership in terms of cost of the terminal and cost of installation of the current devices. The new architectures aims at restructuring the traditional split between indoor units (IDU) and outdoor units (ODU) by merging these sub-elements in an integrated all outdoor terminal architecture. New architectures such as the integrated terminal as a single small form factor, all-outdoor unit can potentially improve the product marketability through cost reduction and the speed and simplicity of the setup
A assisted pointing procedure has been defined.
A market opportunities analysis has been carried out in the frame of this project showing that a potential market of millions units per year could be expected.
The presented activities lasted 12 month divided in the following tasks: