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Satellite Communications Network of Excellence

Objective

Satellites are successfully used for broadcast, mobile, and broadband communication. Space industry, satellite operators and space organisations in Europe are main players in this field. European research in satellite communications carried out a large number of activities (ESA and EU projects, COST actions, the ASMS-TF), however, with limited collaboration and lack of critical mass. The primary goal of SatNEx is to achieve long-lasting integration of the European research in satellite communications and to develop a common base of knowledge. Through co-operation of excellent universities and research organisations with outstanding expertise in satellite communications, SatNEx will build a European virtual centre of excellence in satellite communications and contribute to the realisation of the European Research Area.

SatNEx will include an advisory board incorporating representatives of European space industry, satellite service providers, and standardisation and regulation organisations. SatNEx will collaborate with these players and put together a critical mass of resources and expertise needed for making Europe a world force in the field of satellite communications. Another objective of the network is to disseminate the expertise generated to researchers and students. They will benefit by moving between institutions of the network and using special facilities. Training and lecture material will be electronically delivered and made available to all researchers and students in the network. SatNEx will establish a satellite communication platform to be used by all partners as a means for integrated research, teaching and training.

Also, common test beds will be developed, integrating existing local tools. Via training courses and skills development, SatNEx will achieve knowledge transfer to both the research community and the satellite industry and business. Creation of new business via the exploitation of research knowledge is also looked at.

Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koeln
Germany

Participants (21)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus, Administration Building
54124 Thessaloniki
BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM
Hungary
Address
Muegyetem Rakpart 3
1111 Budapest
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES
France
Address
2 Place Maurice Quentin
75039 Paris Cedex 01
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
Address
Viale G Pusberti 181A
43100 Parma
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
GROUPE DES ECOLES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS
France
Address
46, Rue Barrault
75634 Paris 13
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Lofos Nymfon
11810 Thission - Athens
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Address
29, Av. De La Division-leclerc Bp 72
92322 Chatillon Cedex
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Address
King's College
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 7XH Guildford
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
Address
Calle Oporto 1
36201 Vigo
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"
Italy
Address
Via Orazio Raimondo 18
00173 Roma
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitari S/n
08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola Del Valles)
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Richmond Road
BD7 1DP Bradford