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GaN powered Ka-band high-efficiency multi-beam transceivers for SATellites

Objective

GANSAT – GaN powered Ka-band high-efficiency multi-beam transceivers for SATellites

GaN technologies appear to be a key element for the space industry. Their use in the power amplification stage of satellites will represent a significant progress versus actual designs and benefit to broadcast systems. In addition, the good noise feature opens the door to high performing low noise amplifiers and local oscillators used in broadband system. Last but not least the intrinsic robustness of the technology and the high integration of the equipment’s will enable the design of new advanced application using micro/mini satellites. The latter being the most challenging towards the technology has been chosen as the primary target of the GaNSat Project.
The project addresses significant challenges in high-frequency high-power satellite radio transceivers:
1 - Enhanced robustness and functionality of radio transceivers at Ka band
2 - Space qualification of GaN MMICs
3 - High-efficiency high-power multi-beam active TX/RX antenna
4 - High-efficiency high-linearity PA
5 - New linearization technique
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Coordinator

EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Address

Rua Goncalo Mendes Maia 1350 1 H
4425 656 Maia

Portugal

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 177 631,25

Administrative Contact

Rodolfo Martins (Mr)

Participants (7)

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EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 196 692

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 761 614,55

UNIVERSITY OF KENT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 365 059,52

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 223 455,02

MIER COMUNICACIONES SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 361 855

INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 286 773,75

TRYO AEROSPACE FLIGHT SEGMENT SAU

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 124 525

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606981

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    23 September 2013

  • End date

    1 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 553 244,45

  • EU contribution

    € 2 497 606,09

Coordinated by:

EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES LDA

Portugal