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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

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/satellites
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/satellite radio

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

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)

EFACEC ENGENHARIA E SISTEMAS SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 196 692
Address
Rua Eng Frederico Ulrich Guardeiras
4470 605 Maia Porto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
João Costa Pinto (Mr)
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 761 614,55
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Friederike Schmidt-Tremmel (Dr)
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 365 059,52
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Benstead (Dr)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 223 455,02
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Duc Pham Minh (Mr)
MIER COMUNICACIONES SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 361 855
Address
Poligono Industrial Congost Par 4 S
08530 La Garriga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joan-Josep Casas (Mr)
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICACOES
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 286 773,75
Address
Campus Universitario De Santiago Universidade De Aveiro
3810 193 Gloria E Vera Cruz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pedro Miguel Cruz (Dr)
TRYO AEROSPACE FLIGHT SEGMENT SAU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 124 525
Address
Carretera De Campo Real Km 2
28500 Arganda Del Rey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David De La Fuente (Mr)