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Radio Technologies for Broadband Connectivity in a Rapidly Evolving Space Ecosystem: Innovating Agility, Throughput, Power, Size and Cost

Project description

Redefining radio technologies for space

In the rapidly evolving landscape of space-related services and technologies, the urgency to reinvent radio technologies for space has become paramount. Radio signals serve as the backbone of satellite broadcasting, communications and navigation services, playing a crucial role in Earth observation instruments. However, the ever-increasing demand for cost reduction, improved throughput, agility, volume/mass and power consumption necessitates a paradigm shift. In this context, the EU-funded REVOLVE project will foster a multidisciplinary approach and challenge conventional practices to cultivate a new breed of highly skilled researchers and engineers. As the space ecosystem enters a new age, they will be capable of rethinking current approaches and pioneering fresh concepts and radio technologies for space.

Objective

Radio signals are core to space systems and services; they are the backbone of satellite broadcasting & communications and further represent the primary underpinning technology of the nearly ubiquitous space-based radio navigation services as well as a large number of Earth observation instruments. Radio technologies are therefore central in defining the investment return for a wide range of missions and reflect to a significant fraction of the combined space and ground segment infrastructure. As the frightening rates of concurrent advances in space-related services, business models and technologies are driving the space ecosystem to a new age, the need to re-invent radio technologies for space is becoming increasingly urgent; while the sector is proactively looking for the next game changer, a whole new class of emerging and forecasted missions place urgent demands for drastic reduction in cost with a concurrent radical improvement in throughput, agility, volume/mass and power consumption.
This paradigm shift dictates an acute need of highly trained researchers and engineers with a broad set of skills and abilities that extend across and beyond conventional boundaries, enabling them to re-think current approaches and pioneer fresh concepts and radio technologies for space. Recognising this urgent need, REVOLVE brings together a world-leading consortium of 4 industrial and 2 academic beneficiaries aiming to challenge conventional practice in a training network formed around the following five pillars; P1: excellent science & engineering; P2: cross-fertilisation within and between sectors and technologies; P3: application-focused R&D; P4: innovation-centred training, and; P5: promote career acceleration and fulfil personal potential.

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Coordinator

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 614 897,73
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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Region
Scotland Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Other funding
€ 0,00

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