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

Deliverables

Prototype hands-on demonstrators for promoting STEM

Preparation of demonstration kits to promote Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics to a wider audience

State of the art review: additive manufacturing techniques for RF, advanced composite and synthetic RF material, TOLAE for space & cost efficient packaging

Review of packaging technologies and materials including a trade-off analysis

Co-design electromechanical methodologies for RF signal processing

Simultaneous design of electronics (RF) devices with mechanical actuators

Reconfig. & smart RF devices with integrated E/M processing capability

Report on reconfigurable RF concepts and devices that enable analogue signal processing of electromagnetic signals

Publication of at least 56 high quality academic papers including 21 high impact journals

Dissemination through the usual academic routes

RF and IF processing methodologies optimising overall mixed signal proc.

Report on techniques for analogue signal processing in the RF and/or IF domain for power efficiency and real-time response

RF flexible TOLAE surface technology, its performance and associated processes

Report on flexible organic large area surfaces including RF performance and manufacturing /packaging processes

RF composite materials and metamaterials for size reduction and performance

Development of engineered electromagnetic materials to enable new functionalities and/or miniaturisation

Set of system, circuit and field modelling & synthesis tools to reduce volume / mass

A set of modelling a design and design techniques to enable miniaturisation and performance improvements

Emerging missions, promising applications and associated technologies

Review of emerging missions and identification of associated requirements as well as promising technologies

Smart RF surfaces with embedded self-correction and processing capability

Report of smart surfaces that provide electromagnetic signal processing and/or self correction for deformations

Additive manufacturing for cost reduction and enhanced RF performance

Report on additive manufacturing methodologies for RF components to achieve mass and/or cost reduction with high performance

State-of-the-art review: modelling and synthesis, actuation technologies, smart RF devices, spaceborne, signal processing for space

Review of the state-of-the art on design for smartness and compactness and identification of promising concepts

REVOLVE final conference (joint with WP6 Dissemination)

Final conference of the showcasing the REVOLVE project and its achievements

Seminar sessions to undergraduate university students (starting at M18)

Delivery of technical seminars to undegraduate cohorts

Appointment of 7 ESRs for commencement in M7 and Declaration of Conformity

Conclusion of the recruitment process with the appointment of REVOLVE researchers and DoCs

Website and wiki established

Set up a public project website and a private wiki

Set international UG competition on radio development across academic partners

Competition for teams or individual undegraduate students across the participating universities involving specific challenges of electronics

Establishment of joint PhD degree between IETR and HWU (for future PhD students)

Memorandum of understanding towards joint or dual degrees between HWU and IETR for students joining after REVOLVE

REVOLVE open days (starting at M8 and have one annual event)

Open days inviting wider participation with REVOLVE staff

REVOLVE video

Prepare a REVOLVE video accessible to a wider audience

Women in engineering events (starting at M8 and have one annual event)

Annual event to promote women in engineering

Kick-off meeting and Supervisory Board of the Network

Initialisation of REVOLVE including having ac consortium agreement in place and a full management structure. Supervisory Board of the network established.

Dissemination through external initiatives (PhD Schools, COST Actions etc, starting M24)

Disseminating the knowledge developed and gathered within REVOLVE to external researchers through wokrshops, PhD schools etc.

E-newsletters on website/social media/circulated in email lists (ongoing, starting M8)

electronic newsletters and/or press releases for REVOLVE

Network-wide events (x4, each with 5 elements in total + external speakers starting at M8)

Annual network wide events as described in part B of Annex 1

Industry day with >80 external attendees (joint with WP6 Dissemination)

Open REVOLVE technology to an industrial audience

Press-releases (ongoing until the end of the project at least annually, starting M6)

Press releases by the media departments of participating organisations

Participation in science festivals (starting at M24 and repeated by M40)

REVOLVE presence in science festivals

STEM Ambassadors & public lectures (starting at M19 and ongoing until M40)

Engagement in public outreach activities e.g. European Researcher Night and STEM Ambassadors

Publications

Joint Precoding and Resource Allocation Strategies Applied to a Large Direct Radiating Array for GEO Telecom Satellite Applications

Author(s): F. Vidal, H. Legay, G. Goussetis, J-P. Fraysse
Published in: 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 22-26 March 2021, 2021
Publisher: EurAAP

Origami deployable reflector for small satellites

Author(s): L. Dufour, F. Guinot, G. Goussetis, L. Datashvili
Published in: 3rd International Conference on Advanced Lightweight Structures and Reflector Antennas, Tbilisi, Georgia, 19-21 September 2018 – BEST PAPER AWARD BY EURAAP, 2018
Publisher: EurAAP

Densely Stowable and In-Orbit Deployable Space Antennas for Very Small Satellites

Author(s): L. Datashvili, N. Maghaldadze, M. Friemel, L. Dufour, L. da Rocha-Schmidt, D. Andrade, T. Luo
Published in: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference ”Advanced Lightweight Structures and Reflector Antennas”, Tbilisi, Georgia, 19–21 September 2018, 2018
Publisher: EurAAP

Novel Multiple Beam Antenna Farms For Megaconstellations

Author(s): S. Tubau, F. Vidal, H. Legay, B. Palacin, G. Goussetis
Published in: 40th ESA Antenna Workshop, ESA-ESTEC, Nordwijk, The Netherlands, 8-10 October 2019, 2019
Publisher: ESA

Development of a Modular Simulation Tool for Flexible Payloads Design and Benchmark with an Application to LEO Satellite Payload Architectures for a Ka-band Broadband Mission

Author(s): F. Vidal, H. Legay, G. Goussetis, M. Garcia Vigueras, S. Tubau, J.-D. Gayrard
Published in: 4th ESA Workshop on Advanced Flexible Telecom Payloads, ESTEC, 4-8 March 2019, 2019
Publisher: ESA

Compact and Highly Efficient Single and Dual Polarized Aperture Antennas with Integrated Multiport Overmoded Excitation

Author(s): C. Stoumpos, J.-P. Fraysse, G. Goussetis, R. Sauleau, C. G. González and H. Legay
Published in: 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 22-26 March 2021, 2021
Publisher: EurAAP

2D Physical Optics Analysis of the Focal Region of Parallel-Plate Waveguide Lenses

Author(s): T. Ströber and M. Ettorre
Published in: IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Atlanta, USA, 7-12 July 2019, 2019
Publisher: IEEE

Origami Deployable Reflector Antenna for CubeSats

Author(s): L. Dufour, L. Datashvili, F. Guinot, H. Legay, G. Goussetis,
Published in: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech 2021 Forum, 11–15 & 19–21 January 2021, 2021
Publisher: AIAA

Benchmark of MEO Multibeam Satellite Adaptive Antenna and Payload Architectures for Broadband Systems

Author(s): F. Vidal, H. Legay, G. Goussetis, T. Ströber, J.-D. Gayrard
Published in: 10th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference, 20 – 21 October 2020, 2020
Publisher: ASMS

Joint Power, Frequency and Precoding Optimisation in a Satellite SDMA Communication System

Author(s): F. Vidal, H. Legay, G. Goussetis
Published in: 10th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference, 20 – 21 October 2020, 2020
Publisher: ASMS

Four-Way Orthomode Waveguide Power Dividers: Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing

Author(s): C. Stoumpos, J.-P. Fraysse, G. Goussetis, R. Sauleau, C. G. González, T. Pierré and H. Legay
Published in: 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 22-26 March 2021, 2021
Publisher: EurAAP

A Parallel-Plate Lens for Mechanical Wide-Angle Beam Scanning

Author(s): T. Ströber, M. Ettorre, G. Goussetis, H. Legay, S. Tubau
Published in: 15th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 22-26 March 2021, 2021
Publisher: EurAAP

Réseaux réflecteurs reconfigurable mécaniquement

Author(s): C.Benteyn, E. Fourn, R. Gillard, E.Girard, G.Goussetis, L. Datashvili
Published in: XXIèmes Journées Nationales Microondes, 2019
Publisher: XXIèmes Journées Nationales Microondes

Design of a Compact Four-Way Dual Polarization Orthomode Power Divider for Multiport Radiating Elements

Author(s): S. Tubau, C. Stoumpos, J.-P. Fraysse, A. Cottin, R. Sauleau, P. Potier and H. Legay
Published in: 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, 2019
Publisher: 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Origami deployable reflector for small satellites

Author(s): Louis Dufour, Francois Guinot, George Goussetis, Leri Datashvili
Published in: 3rd international Conference on “Advanced Lightweight Structures and Reflector Antennas”, 2018
Publisher: ESA

Optimising DVB-S2(X) links in nonlinear environments

Author(s): F. M. Sun, M. Jesús Cañavate Sánchez, A. Segneri, Y. Ding, G. Goussetis, S. McLaughlin
Published in: Microwave Theory and Techniques Workshop, ESA – ESTEC, 2-4 April 2019, 2019
Publisher: ESA

All-Metal Graded Index Gutman Lens Antenna - A More Compact Luneburg Lens

Author(s): P. Bantavis, C.G. Gonzalez, C. Diallo, R. Sauleau, G. Goussetis, S. Tubau, H. Legay
Published in: European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Copenhagen, Denmark, 15-20 March 2020, 2020
Publisher: EurAAP

Angularly Stable Linear-to-Circular Polarising Reflectors for Multiple Beam Applications

Author(s): S. Mercader-Pellicer, G. Goussetis, D. Bresciani, H. Legay, N.J.G. Fonseca
Published in: 40th ESA Antenna Workshop, ESA-ESTEC, Nordwijk, The Netherlands, 8-10 October 2019, 2019
Publisher: ESA

Design of a Compact Four-Way Dual Polarization Orthomode Power Divider for Multiport Radiating Elements

Author(s): S. Tubau, C. Stoumpos, J.-P. Fraysse, A. Cottin, R. Sauleau, P. Potier and H. Legay
Published in: 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Krakow, 31 March-5 April 2019, 2019
Publisher: EurAAP

Phoenix cells reduced database construction for efficient reflectarray synthesis

Author(s): A. Guarriello, R. Loison, G. Goussetis, D. Bresciani, H. Legay
Published in: IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Atlanta, USA, 7-12 July 2019, 2019
Publisher: IEEE

A Compact and Broadband Four-Way Dual Polarization Waveguide Power Divider for Antenna Arrays

Author(s): "C. Stoumpos, J.-P. Fraysse, S. Tubau, G. Goussetis, R. Sauleau and H. Legay, "","""
Published in: 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), Copenhagen, Denmark, 2020, 2020
Publisher: EurAAP

Réseaux réflecteurs reconfigurables mécaniquement

Author(s): C. Benteyn, E. Fourn, R. Gillard, G. Goussetis, E. Girard, L. Datashvili
Published in: 21st Journées Nationales Micro-ondes, Caen, France, 14-17 May 2019, 2019
Publisher: JNM

Dual Ka-Band Multiple Beam Reflector Antenna for Western European Coverage

Author(s): S. Mercader Pellicer, F. Rigobello, G. Goussetis, L. Dufour, D. Bresciani, H. Legay N. Fonseca
Published in: 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Krakow, 31 March-5 April, 2019, 2019
Publisher: EurAAP

Structural Solutions of Deployable Antennas for Small Satellites

Author(s): Leri Datashvili, Nikoloz Maghaldadze, Louis Dufour
Published in: 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Krakow, 31 March-5 April 2019, 2019
Publisher: EurAAP

Prediction of Channel Excess Attenuation for Satellite Communication Systems at Q-band Using Artificial Neural Network

Author(s): L. Bai, C.-X. Wang, Q. Xu, S. Ventouras, G. Goussetis
Published in: IEEE Antennas And Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 18, No. 11, pp. 2235-2239, November 2019, 2019, ISSN 1536-1225
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

On the Use of the Angle of Incidence in Support Vector Regression Surrogate Models for Practical Reflectarray Design

Author(s): D.R. Prado, J.A Lopez-Fernandez, M. Arrebola, G. Goussetis
Published in: IEEE Transactions Antennas Propagation, Vol. 69, No. 3, pp. 1787-1792, March 2021, 2020, ISSN 0018-926X
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

A System Approach to enable Digital Beamforming with Direct Radiating Arrays: the joint use of Precoding and Sparse Arrays

Author(s): F. Vidal, H. Legay, G. Goussetis, A. Segneri
Published in: International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networks, in press, 2021, ISSN 1542-0981
Publisher: Wiley

Efficient Rectifier for Wireless Power Transmission Systems

Author(s): S. Rotenberg, S.K. Podilchak, P.D. Hilario, C. Mateo-Segura, G. Goussetis, J. Lee
Published in: IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 68, No. 5, pp. 1921-1932, May 2020, 2020, ISSN 0018-9480
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Cross-Polarization Reduction of Linear-to-Circular Polarizing Reflective Surfaces

Author(s): S. Mercader Pellicer, G. Goussetis, G.M. Medero, H. Legay, D. Bresciani, N.J.G. Fonseca
Published in: IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 18, No. 7, pp. 1527-1531, July 2019, 2019, ISSN 1536-1225
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

A broadband graded index Gutman lens with wide field of view utilizing artificial dielectrics – A design methodology

Author(s): P. Bantavis, C. Garcia Gonzalez, R. Sauleau, G. Goussetis, S. Tubau, H. Legay
Published in: Optics Express, Vol. 28, Issue 10, pp. 14648-14661, October 2020, 2020, ISSN 1094-4087
Publisher: Optical Society of America

Validation of a Digital Noise Power Integration Technique for Radiometric Clear Sky Attenuation Estimation at Q-Band

Author(s): A. Costouri, J. Nessel, G. Goussetis
Published in: IEEE Transactions Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 68, No. 9, pp. 6743-6751, Sept 2020, 2020, ISSN 0018-926X
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

FMCW Radar with Enhanced Resolution and Processing Time by Beam Switching

Author(s): P.D. Hilario Re, D. Comite, S.K. Podilchak, C.A. Alistarh, G. Goussetis, M. Sellathurai, J. Thompson, J. Lee, “,” IEEE Open Journal Of Antennas And Propagation, in press
Published in: IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, submitted, 2021, ISSN 2637-6431
Publisher: IEEE

A Methodology to Benchmark Flexible Payload Architectures in a Megaconstellation Use-case

Author(s): F. Vidal, H. Legay, G. Goussetis, M. Garcia Vigueras, S. Tubau, J.-D. Gayrard
Published in: International Journal of Satellite Communications and Networking, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 29-46, January 2021, 2020, ISSN 1542-0981
Publisher: Wiley

Shaped Parallel-Plate Lens for Mechanical Wide-Angle Beam Steering

Author(s): T. Ströber, S. Tubau, E. Girard, H. Legay, G. Goussetis, M. Ettorre
Published in: IEEE Transactions Antennas and Propagation, in press, 2021, ISSN 0018-926X
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Dual-Band, Dual-Sense Textile Antenna With AMC Backing for Localization Using GPS and WBAN/WLAN

Author(s): R. Joshi, E. Faridah Nor Mohd Hussin, P. Jack Soh, M. Faizal Jamlos, H. Lago, A. Abdullah Al-Hadi, S.K. Podilchak
Published in: IEEE Access, Vol. 8, 2020, 2020, ISSN 2169-3536
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

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