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Radio Technologies for Broadband Connectivity in a Rapidly Evolving Space Ecosystem: Innovating Agility, Throughput, Power, Size and Cost

Objective

Radio signals are core to space systems and services; they are the backbone of satellite broadcasting & communications and further represent the primary underpinning technology of the nearly ubiquitous space-based radio navigation services as well as a large number of Earth observation instruments. Radio technologies are therefore central in defining the investment return for a wide range of missions and reflect to a significant fraction of the combined space and ground segment infrastructure. As the frightening rates of concurrent advances in space-related services, business models and technologies are driving the space ecosystem to a new age, the need to re-invent radio technologies for space is becoming increasingly urgent; while the sector is proactively looking for the next game changer, a whole new class of emerging and forecasted missions place urgent demands for drastic reduction in cost with a concurrent radical improvement in throughput, agility, volume/mass and power consumption.
This paradigm shift dictates an acute need of highly trained researchers and engineers with a broad set of skills and abilities that extend across and beyond conventional boundaries, enabling them to re-think current approaches and pioneer fresh concepts and radio technologies for space. Recognising this urgent need, REVOLVE brings together a world-leading consortium of 4 industrial and 2 academic beneficiaries aiming to challenge conventional practice in a training network formed around the following five pillars; P1: excellent science & engineering; P2: cross-fertilisation within and between sectors and technologies; P3: application-focused R&D; P4: innovation-centred training, and; P5: promote career acceleration and fulfil personal potential.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 614 897,73

Participants (5)

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 460 032,30
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Romerhofweg 51C
85748 Garching B Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AURORA SOFTWARE AND TESTING S.L.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Edificio Desarrollo Empresarial 9B, Camino De Vera S/n
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION IDONIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Avenida Jardin Botanico 1345 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Zona Intra
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (5)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES
France
Address
Avenue Des Buttes De Coesmes 20
35708 Rennes Cedex 7
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUTELSAT S.A.
France
Address
Rue Balard 70
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA
Italy
Address
Via Del Politecnico Snc
00133 Roma
Activity type
Other
Space Network Scotland
United Kingdom
Address

Glasgow
Activity type
Other