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advanced Concept for laser uplink/ downlink CommuniCation with sPace Objects

Objective

C3PO: advanced Concept for laser uplink/ downlink CommuniCation with sPace Objects represents a radical improvement in performance of existing ground to low earth orbit communication systems in terms of weight reduction, on-board power consumption, data rate and communication security & confidentiality. C3PO in figures:
- Mass reduction by a factor 14
- On-board power consumption reduction by a factor 100
- Data rate increase by a factor 2

The project's objectives are to
- Design a solution to improve actual downlink and uplink communication systems based on a non-space disruptive technology
- Improve enabling Space Surveillance & Tracking technologies performances to meet the final system needs
- Increase the Multiple Quantum Well Technology Readiness Level from 2 to 4
- Improve the overall perfromance of space communication systems
- Identify the C3PO system market and Business Model
- Increase the system safety (including regulation and governance issues)

This is achieved through an operational analysis of the final system, the validation of major system parameters through 2 experiments, the consolidation of the system architecturen the elaboration of the associated development roadmap and the definition of the system Business Model.

The Multiple Quantum Well retro-reflector technology, derived from non-space domain, is incorporated into the current state of the art as a high-rate lightweight communication device. Its development in the space sector has a disruptive impact on the satellites and satellite imagery markets, enabling new missions such as CubeSat earth observations.

The proposed project serve the Union's Common Security & Defence Policy by increasing the satellite communications security.

C3PO mobilises traditional space actors and non-space actors such as TEMATYS (SME) and ACREO (Research).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/satellites
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ARIANEGROUP SAS
Address
Tour Cristal - 7-11 Quai Andre Citroen
75015 Paris
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 86 946

Participants (7)

AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 47 531
Address
Wellington House 125 130 Strand
WC2R 0AP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 205 058,75
Address
Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln
Activity type
Research Organisations
RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 275 812,50
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
ASTRI POLSKA SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 55 003
Address
Ulica Bartycka 18A
00716 Warszawa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 178 946
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEMATYS
France
EU contribution
€ 63 750
Address
6 Cite De Trevise
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 86 951
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)