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Planetary Instruments based on Optical technologies for an iNnovative European Exploration Using Rotational Seismology

Objective

Planetary seismology is a key technique to image the internal structure of planetary objects, and target fundamental science objectives from the formation of planetary systems to the characterization of habitable worlds. With the SEIS instrument on board InSight mission, Europe has demonstrated its leadership in developing such instrumentation. PIONEERS will allow Europe to keep its technological advance and to enter a new realm of planetary exploration with an innovative ground motion instrumentation concept relying on high precision sensors based on optical interferometry, and on 6 degrees of freedom (6 DoF, with 3 translations and 3 rotations) measurements that provide substantial more science return compared to usual seismometers. The PIONEERS project will develop two 6 DoF instruments for measuring ground deformations of planetary objects. The first instrument is a very low noise 6-DoF engineering model dedicated to imaging the internal structure of terrestrial planets. The second one is a high TRL, reduced scale version of the same instrument dedicated to the exploration of small bodies, in order to support planetary defense and asteroid resources applications. We will build the instruments with the expertise in planetary seismology and high performance optical technologies provided by the PIONEERS partners. Innovative data analysis methods, as well as Earth analogue field testing will validate the expected increase of performance level by two orders of magnitude. Cost optimization, ITAR-free strategy and adaptation to CubeSat standards will drive other technological developments opening new markets for high precision scientific instrumentation. Instruments developed by our consortium members are demonstrating their predominance this year (SEIS on board InSight, blueSeis commercial rotational seismometer release, ROMY laser interferometer). It is therefore the right time to keep European leadership strong by innovating both on instrument concept and technology

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SPACE-2018

Coordinator

INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE L'AERONAUTIQUE ET DE L'ESPACE
Net EU contribution
€ 600 000,00
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 10
31055 Toulouse
France

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 34 900,00

Participants (7)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 280 000,00
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IXBLUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 1 033 217,50
Address
34 Rue De La Croix De Fer
78100 Saint Germain En Laye

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 139 082,50
INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 300 000,00
Address
Rue Jussieu 1
75238 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE PARIS CITE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
85 Bd Saint Germain
75006 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 203 653,75
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 143 958,75
KONINKLIJKE STERRENWACHT VAN BELGIE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 240 638,80
Address
Avenue Circulaire 3
1180 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 999,95
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 550 500,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 45 750,00