European Space Agency

Competitiveness & Growth

The ARTES Competitiveness & Growth element is dedicated to the development, qualification, and demonstration of products such as a piece of equipment, either of the platform or payload of a satellite, a user terminal or a full telecom system integrating a network with its respective space segment.

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    The objective of the project is to develop and qualify an assembly of multiple C to Q band converters intended for Very High Throughput Satellite communication payloads employing digital transparent processors for maximum traffic allocation flexibility. The equipment translates a C band output (3 GHz bandwidth) of the processor DACs to a Q band...

  • QV Hi Power Hardware

    To design and develop a very high power isolator and a compact output multiplexer for use in a QV band 40GHz downlink path

  • A rad-hard frequency synthesizer IC

    Design, simulation and prototyping of a radiation-hardened, wideband, low-noise fractional-N frequency synthesizer for clock and pulse-width modulated (PWM) signal generation in CMOS technology. Including user selectable LVDS or LVCMOS outputs. Accepting external reference clock or using on-chip crystal oscillator for reference generation. The...


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