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Scallable COntroller for Power Sources

Objective

To face the increased needs on current consumptions, some new technologies are introduced in power conversion stages (mainly owing to the introduction of GaN transistors).
Few years ago, the Si Transistors as switches was the device limiting the performance and the market was dominated by US manufacturers in a monopoly for space application with high costs (need of specific design and foundries to face the radiation environment). This also lead to EU dependence to US export control restrictions. The introduction of GaN transistors allow to get better performances and also EU non dependence as some initiative promote European supply chain (as shown in H2020 EleGaNt on-going project).
But now, the main integration & performance limitation is now the controller of the power stages available in the market :
- Performance : limited switching frequency operation due to :
o Device technology : most of them in the market are in bipolar technology (slow & power consumption)
o Radiation sensitivity : heavy ions can cause transients that are to be filtered (slowing down the performances)
o Power consumption of the controller itself
Functionality :
Many functions are set owing to external parts (fine analog tuning, switching fThe SCOPS (Scalable Controller fOr Power Sources) This project sets one clear and measurable main objective:

To design and evaluate the performance in space environment of Application Specific Integrated Circuit, nameds SCOPS, to control several power supply phases in parallel, using non-dependent supply chain.

To do so, it is necessary that SCOPS provides the Space Community with:
1. A flexible SCOPS Circuit that overcomes the limitations of existing controllers in terms of phase paralleling possibilities, performance, feature and radiation robustness.
2. A fair commercialization and intellectual property management to allow the purchase of the SCOPS outcomes at a competitive cost in front of its non-European alternatives for space applications.

Coordinator

THALES ALENIA SPACE ESPANA SA
Net EU contribution
€ 349 250,00
Address
Calle Einstein 7 Parque Tecnologico Tres Cantos
28760 Tres Cantos
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 349 250,00

Participants (6)

ISD LYSEIS OLOKRIROMENON SYSTIMATONANONYMOS ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 382 068,75
Address
Kifissias Avenue 32 Ktipio B Atrina Center
151 25 Maroussi

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 382 068,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ISD AEROSPACE LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 212 000,00
Address
5 Lapps Quay
Cork

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Southern South-East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 212 000,00
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 767 931,00
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1 767 931,00
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 399 355,00
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 399 355,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 162 520,00
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 162 520,00
SYNERGIE CAD GROUP
France
Net EU contribution
€ 155 168,75
Address
1ere Avenue, 2eme Rue - Zone Idustr
06515 Carros

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Alpes-Maritimes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 155 168,75