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Space Cognitive Radio for Electromagnetic Environment maNagement

Objective

The SCREEN project brings the concept of cognitive radio to Space and exploits the benefits that this technology has already shown in the terrestrial domain. The project will look into analysing, developing, implementing and testing cognitive radio algorithms. The ground breaking element in SCREEN is however the implementation and testing. Even though some of the underlying technologies for the individual stages are not novel, the incorporation of all stages in a radio transceiver has never been done to the full extent of a cognitive, and not adaptive, system.

The key enabling technology for cognitive radio is Software-Defined Radio (SDR), which provides the required flexibility to reconfigure the radio parameters autonomously and without any changes in the transceiver hardware. The Consortium will make use of proprietary SDR technology and use it for the implementation and testing. In fact, the project approach is to make use of terrestrial research results in cognitive radio at all levels (technological, market and regulatory) and capitalise the previous work done in different projects, avoiding unnecessary duplication of efforts. The target spectrum band for this project is S-band, which is underexplored and has a strong potential for future niche applications both in satcom and in ISLs for multi-satellite missions. It also brings advantages regarding regulatory concerns.

This project clearly fits the topic, not only because its main goal is to evolve an innovative technology up to TRL4/5, but also because cognitive radio is a key enabling technology for the areas identified by the topic. This technology will lead to a new generation of satcom payloads and also have massive impact on ISLs and downlink subsystems. It also brings a terrestrial technology to space, together with new players, which has the possibility to dramatically improve the performance, efficiency and versatility of space communications.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/cognitive radio

Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2014
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKEVER ASDS
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Rua Das Minas 2 Zona Industrial Etrada Da Foz Do A
2500-750 Caldas Da Rainha
Portugal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 355 500

Participants (4)

MUNICH INNOVATION GROUP GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 83 076,25
Address
Von-der-tann-strasse 12
80539 Munich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AVANTI COMMUNICATIONS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 351
Address
Cobham House 20 Black Friars Lane
EC4V 6EB London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 148 750
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
MUNICH INNOVATION LABS GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 166 298,75
Address
Fahrenheitstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)