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Next generation meta-material based SMART and FLEXible optical solar reflectors

Project description

New metamaterials could boost satellite thermal control technology

The EU-funded SMART-FLEX project plans to develop a new type of smart and flexible optical solar reflector for use in the thermal control of satellites. The new reflector will consist of an extremely thin metamaterial coating deposited on the space-facing surface of a flexible foil that will be easily glued on the outer skin of radiator panels. The foil will passively regulate the heat exchanged between the satellite and the space environment, thereby preventing overheating in the hot phase and overcooling when the satellite is in eclipse or in safe mode.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SPACE-2018

Coordinator

NIL TECHNOLOGY APS
Net EU contribution
€ 550 625,00
Address
Haldor Topsoes Alle 1
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 550 625,00

Participants (6)

CONSORZIO CREO-CENTRO RICERCHE ELETTRO OTTICHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 543 000,00
Address
Ss 17 Localita Boschetto
67100 L Aquila

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Region
Sud Abruzzo L’Aquila
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 543 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'AQUILA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 30 000,00
Address
Piazza Santa Margherita 2
67100 L Aquila

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Region
Sud Abruzzo L’Aquila
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 30 000,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 40 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 40 000,00
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 507 657,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 507 657,50
MAPRAD SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 360 375,00
Address
Via Cristoforo Colombo 19 I
06127 Perugia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Umbria Perugia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 360 375,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 16 000,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 16 000,00