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The first Large European Antenna with a diameter larger than 5 meters

Objective

Terrestrial demands on space missions are increasing rapidly in terms of complexity, technology and velocity. Next to navigation (GPS, GALILEO), science (investigation of space and the universe) and exploration (ISS, Mars), two types of space missions are very important for Europe: Earth Observation (EO, for the sustainability of nature and mankind) and Telecommunication (TC, for business and global connectivity). Each mission requires partly unique technologies, which are produced by only very few global suppliers.

If these technologies are not available from within Europe, there is a danger that non-dependent missions may not be performed, created and tailored with a consequent loss of sovereignty in political decisions and a loss of market shares. One of these so-called “Critical Technologies” is the “Large Deployable Reflector (LDR)”.

Packed in stowed configurations, these reflectors can be accommodated on satellites, which then still comply with the limited launcher fairing volumes. By enlarging the size of the reflector it is possible to offer higher sensitivity and resolution, e.g. for radar missions (EO & science) and implement stronger communication links for e.g. higher data throughput (TC).
Within the upcoming eight years the demand for such reflectors will increase worldwide, whereas the Consortium targets a certain market share with its “Large European Antenna (LEA)”. The proposed H2020 project would now enable the combination of the technologies previously developed by the consortium members and the joining of further European entities to fill the remaining gaps and form one strong and complete European team. Through obtaining an EC-grant for LEA, each building block will be upgraded with innovation, adapted to a scenario and qualified to meet one common target, namely:
1st European PFM (including reflector and arm) reaching TRL 8 to be ready for integration by the end of 2020 and for flight in 2021.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/satellites
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/radar

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FHP- FREZITE HIGH PERFORMANCE LDA
Address
Rua Engenheiro Ferreira Dias 401-40
4149-013 Porto
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 470 000

Participants (14)

High Performance Space Structure Systems GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 980 000
Address
Hofmannstrasse 25-27
81379 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 950 000
Address
Romerhofweg 51C
85748 Garching B Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RUAG SPACE GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 750 000
Address
Am Glaswerk 6
01640 Coswig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INVENT INNOVATIVE VERBUNDWERKSTOFFEREALISATION UND VERMARKTUNG NEUERTECHNOLOGIEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Christian Pommer Strasse 47
38112 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INEGI - INSTITUTO DE CIENCIA E INOVACAO EM ENGENHARIA MECANICA E ENGENHARIA INDUSTRIAL
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 230 000
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias 400
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
VON HOERNER & SULGER GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Schlossplatz 8
D-68723 Schwetzingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ETAMAX SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Frankfurter Strasse 3 D
38122 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OHB SYSTEM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Universitaetsallee 27-29
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TICRA FOND
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Landemaerket 29, 5
1119 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Weber-Steinhaus & Smith
Germany
EU contribution
€ 58 875
Address
Wachtstrasse 17-24 Baumwollborse 223
28195 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 294 431,25
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUMA METALL AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Amerikavagen 5
393 56 Kalmar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)