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Piezoelectric Assisted Smart Satellite Structure

Obiettivo

The main objective of the PEASSS project is to develop, manufacture, test and qualify “smart structures” which combine composite panels, piezoelectric materials, and next generation sensors, for autonomously improved pointing accuracy and power generation in space. The smart panels will enable fine angle control, and thermal and vibration compensation, improving all types of future Earth observations, such as environmental and planetary mapping, border and regional imaging. This new technology will help keep Europe on the cutting edge of space research, potentially improving the cost and development time for more accurate future sensor platforms including synthetic aperture optics, moving target detection and identification, and compact radars.
The system components include new nanosatellite electronics, a piezo power generation system, a piezo actuated smart structure, and a fiber-optic sensor and interrogator system. The designs will be prototyped into breadboard models for functional development and testing. Following completion of operational breadboards, components will evolve to flight-test ready hardware and related software, ready to be integrated into a working satellite. Once the nanosatellite is assembled, on ground tests will be performed. Finally, the satellite will be launched and tested in space.
Results of the program will be disseminated to industry through a project website, papers, courses, and presentations. Actuated “smart structure” technology will take the first steps toward space qualification in the PEASSS project, making it a proven viable technology, with a high TRL available to improve future European space missions. PEASSS technologies will give European space, aviation, and other industries a new tool in their design repertoire. The PEASSS consortium aligns established aerospace contributing organizations with SME’s and university researchers, including members from Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, as well as Israel.

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Coordinatore

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Indirizzo
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Paesi Bassi
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 769 571
Contatto amministrativo
Ir Han Oosterling (Mr.)

Partecipanti (5)

ISIS - INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS IN SPACE BV
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 343 900
Indirizzo
Motorenweg 23
2623 CR Delft
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Rotteveel Jeroen (Mr.)
NSL SATELLITES LTD
Israele
Contributo UE
€ 225 950
Indirizzo
Akiva Street 11 Flat 17
43260 Raanana
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Daniel Rockberger (Mr.)
AZIMUT SPACE GMBH
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 278 729
Indirizzo
Carl Scheele Strasse 14
12489 Berlin
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Riccardo Nadalini (Mr.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israele
Contributo UE
€ 226 350
Indirizzo
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Jack Lavan (Mr.)
SOCIETE NATIONALE DE CONSTRUCTION AEROSPATIALE SONACA SA
Belgio
Contributo UE
€ 150 037
Indirizzo
Route Nationale Cinq Park Industriel
6041 Gosselies
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contatto amministrativo
Emmanuelle Paquay (Mrs.)