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Satellite Swarm Sensor NETwork

Objective

The implementation of the S3NET concept as proposed by this consortium, will significantly advance the knowledge and decision-making capabilities for the space community in general and mission planners in particular. Through the enhancement and efficient use of on-board resources (computing power, communications and fuel) the improvements in performance of Earth observations (EO) using fractionated or single sensors aboard « swarms » of satellites will be shown.
The project will develop two benchmarking systems which will result in the TRL3 demonstration of these performance improvements using the most relevant fragmented and distributed EO optic (high-resolution optical and hyperspectral) and radar mission scenarios. Expected impacts of these results include: improved quality of service, mission scalability, increased incremental deployment, cost savings for satellite missions through extended satellite operations/life-time, restructuring of the space imaging value chain and lastly, further independence from ITAR restricted products.
The S3NET consortium is comprised of end users and mission planning representatives, satellite formation flying experts and specialists in radar and optical sensor technology, on-board computing, high-performance processor and hardware design, acceleration of software applications, and satellite telecommunications. The project will last 30 months.

Call for proposal

H2020-EO-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAFT TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BRAUNSCHWEIG MBH
Address
Wilhelmsgarten 3
38100 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 663 591,25

Participants (7)

ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 106 283,75
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OHB ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 399 898,75
Address
Via Gallarate 150
20151 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 264 996,25
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
DSI AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Otto-lilienthal-strasse 1
28199 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 101 875
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RAMON CHIPS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 476 875
Address
Hacarmel Street 5
2069201 Yokneam Elite
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments