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COnverters broadband low power high perforMancE for Telecommunications in Space

Objectif

"For the satellite digital communication systems designed in a tough competitive context, the European Space Industry requires advanced components in terms of performance, flexibility and power consumption. Indeed, future telecommunications payloads will contain digital processors to make best use of scarce spectrum and to offer best operational flexibility to operators and end-customers. This puts ever more drastic requirements for Data Converters and in particular onto Analogue to Digital Converters (ADC). As they are strategic components for satellite communications, the COMETS project research effort on European sourced radiation hardened ADC's is mandatory 1) to respond to the demand for such high conversion capacity, currently not available on the market and 2) to ensure long-term European independence. The consortium’s efforts will be driven by e2v. Starting from system level requirements is fundamental to develop the right ADC expected by the industry and to open wide market perspectives to it. The project ""STEP1"" will lead to the 10bit 1.5GSps rad-hardened and low power ADC updating the State of Art, to serve mid-term critical needs of the Space industry. The ESCC evaluation will conclude the STEP1. As longer term needs see increasing performances, a 12bit ADC beyond State-of-the-Art is then focused in the frame of the ""STEP2"" taking advantage of the advanced technology developed by Infineon. The total project is planned on 3 years. Specifications derived from advanced system level needs, proven design and radiation hardening expertise, high performance technology and related device modelling are major assets for the COMETS project and form the panel of factors for the winning solution. Moreover, the European space industry will keep control on the design and production chain of the ADC’s for Space telecommunications. This will ensure the Europe’s supplying independence for those strategic components."

Appel à propositions

FP7-SPACE-2009-1
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Coordinateur

TELEDYNE E2V SEMICONDUCTORS SAS
Adresse
Avenue De Rochepleine
38120 Saint Egreve
France
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 130 339,50
Contact administratif
Jean-Luc Diverchy (Mr.)

Participants (5)

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 447 530,50
Adresse
Am Campeon 1-15
85579 Neubiberg
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Mingxia Wu-Lutzenberger (Ms.)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 80 430,50
Adresse
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Hélène Gachon (Ms.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE LTD
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 27 267
Adresse
Gunnels Wood Road
SG1 2AS Stevenage
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Jill Danes (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 54 407
Adresse
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Nathalie Bernhard (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 254 969,20
Adresse
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Paul-Alain Rolland (Prof.)