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  • High Power Amplifiers Technology

    Start date: 01/01/2017
    Duration: 46 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-009

    Category: Technology

    Theme: Payload

    Under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation in Satellite Navigation, which covers mainly GNSS Evolutions Technology R&D activities, ESA is developing a Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) at Engineering Model (EM) level for the next generation of Galileo satellites. Potential evolutions of Galileo require, at navigation payload level, more demanding requirements in terms…

    Prime contractor

    Name: TTI

    Website: http://www.ttinorte.es

    Subcontractors

    Name(s): OHB, University of Rome Tor Vergata

  • S-Band Advanced Transponder - 1

    Start date: 01/04/2017
    Duration: 26 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-004.01

    Category: Technology

    Theme: Platform

    New generation of Galileo Satellites are intended to provide high TT&C performances in terms of flexibility and link robustness. The new S-Band Transponder (SBAT) shall be capable to operate in secure mode through all the different mission phases, under the different S/C configurations and for the different TT&C modes. On-Station and in Nominal configuration, the SBAT shall support also…

    Prime contractor

    Name: Thales Alenia Space

    Website: https://www.thalesgroup.com/de/global/activities/space

    Subcontractors

    Name(s): Thales Alenia Space Italia, University of Cantabria

  • Attitude Control Sensor

    Start date: 01/06/2017
    Duration: 32 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-006

    Category: Galileo

    Theme: Platform

    As part of the attitude control subsystem, the Earth Sensors used in 1st Generation Satellites are based on Infrared sensors developed originally for Geostationary satellites. For MEO they are not fully fitted, which result in supplementary operations. This activity is addressing the development of a new generation of Infra Red Earth Sensors (IRES) specifically optimized for use in MEO…

    Prime contractor

    Name: Leonardo

    Website: https://www.leonardocompany.com

  • Inter-Satellite Links Technology - 1

    Start date: 01/09/2017
    Duration: 24 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-013.01

    Category: Technology

    Theme: Platform

    Development and qualification of Inter-Satellite Link (ISL) Signal Processing and Control Unit - transceiver (TRX) – at EQM level, flexible critical units, for consideration under different Galileo 2nd Generation system scenarios. Two parallel contracts are placed for dual sourcing.

    Prime contractor

    Name: Thales Alenia Space

    Website: https://www.thalesgroup.com/de/global/activities/space

    Subcontractors

    Name(s): Thales Alenia Space Italia, GMV

  • Inter-Satellite Links Technology - 2

    Start date: 01/09/2017
    Duration: 29 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-013.02

    Category: Technology

    Theme: Platform

    This activity develops and qualifies an RF- Inter-Satellite Link (ISL) Baseband Transceiver (TRX at EQM level). Following a successful System Requirements Review (SRR) the activity entered into the preliminary design tasks. The Preliminary Design Review (PDR) was kicked off on the middle of November 2018, and an agreement on the way forward for its successful close-out was reached on end of…

    Prime contractor

    Name: Airbus

    Website: https://www.airbus.com/space.html

  • EGNOS Test User Receiver Technologies

    Start date: 01/10/2017
    Duration: 26 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-016

    Category: EGNOS

    Theme: Ground Segment

    This activity addresses the development of a new generation user terminal developed in conformity with the new signals for Dual Frequency Multi-Constellation Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (DFMC SBAS) and other services aimed at aeronautical, maritime and railway users for EGNOS V3 and further evolutions. The development includes all components: GNSS antenna, core receiver where signals are…

    Prime contractor

    Name: Thales Alenia Space

    Website: https://www.thalesgroup.com/de/global/activities/space

    Subcontractors

    Name(s): ESSP, MERMEC, University of Bath and QASCOM

  • S-Band Advanced Transponder - 2

    Start date: 01/10/2017
    Duration: 28 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-004.02

    Category: Technology

    Theme: Platform

    New generation of Galileo Satellites are intended to provide high TT&C performances in terms of flexibility and link robustness. The new S-Band Transponder (SBAT) shall be capable to operate in secure mode through all the different mission phases, under the different S/C configurations and for the different TT&C modes. When On-Station and in Nominal configuration, the SBAT shall support also…

    Prime contractor

    Name: TESAT

    Website: http://www.tesat.de/de/

    Subcontractors

    Name(s): ADS-D, Space Engineering

  • GNSS ODTS Algorithm Technology - 1

    Start date: 01/10/2017
    Duration: 29 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-018.01

    Category: Galileo

    Theme: System

    This activity assesses potential system-level scenarios from orbit and clock determination performance perspective (OCD); and defines and evaluates, in a representative scenario, new navigation algorithms.  An enormous DMS/TUM/ADS/ESA joint effort has been performed since Project-KO to TDR-2/NDR-1-KO to produce a representative evaluation of the enhancement on the OCD prediction accuracy (for…

    Prime contractor

    Name: Elecnor-Deimos

    Website: http://www.elecnor-deimos.com

    Subcontractors

    Name(s): Deimos Space Spain, ADS-D, Technical University of Munich

  • GNSS ODTS Algorithm Technology - 2

    Start date: 01/10/2017
    Duration: 18 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-018.02

    Category: Galileo

    Theme: System

    The primary project objective is to define and prototype innovative Galileo Orbit Determination & Time Synchronization (OD&TS) and metrological algorithms in order to ensure the high user positioning and timing performance in the 2nd generation of Galileo system. These algorithms also make use of the new capabilities and technologies in the Galileo payload like inter-satellite links. The resulting…

    Prime contractor

    Name: GMV

    Website: https://www.gmv.com

    Subcontractors

    Name(s): Thales Alenia Space France

  • GNSS Evolutions System Phase B G2G -General System Engineering

    Start date: 01/01/2018
    Duration: 18 Months

    Activity Code: H2020-020.01.01

    Category: Galileo

    Theme: System

    The main objective of this activity is to support ESA at System level in its role as System Architect for the GNSS Galileo Evolutions G2G. The main support is focus on the following tasks: Support ESA as System Architect of the GNSS Galileo Evolutions. Consolidate the Mission/System Evolution Scenarios from Phase A. Close-out and the Transition Scenario including system use case, concept…

    Prime contractor

    Name: Airbus

    Website: https://www.airbus.com/space.html

    Subcontractors

    Name(s): Vitrociset Belgium, Deimos