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This project aims to develop a wideband highly integrated phase shifter up to an EQM with an EBB driver unit. This equipment will be one of the building blocks of next generation flexible payloads.
The key issue of this project is the definition of a wideband highly integrated phase shifter concept compatible with low cost technology.
The expected main benefits of this project is to allow future flexible payloads to rely on this equipment as the building block of reconfigurable antennas.
Today's satellite communication systems are characterized by a long lifetime but with limited payload flexibility, which involves difficulty in fitting the payload configuration to the market evolution, and may result in unoptimized use of the system capacity.
Flexible payloads are the concepts which palliate these shortcomings.
The wideband highly integrated phase shifter to develop in the frame of this project is the enabling technology related to reconfigurable antenna solutions.
The specific tasks to be performed in this project are the following: