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DisruptivE Electrical Propulsion - Power Processing Unit

Objective

The objective of DEEP-PPU project is to develop and introduce to the market a disruptive Power Processing Unit (PPU) for Electrical Propulsion Gridded Ion Thrusters. This solution will stand out with its outstanding 40% mass and 35% volume reduction compared to the existing solutions on the market, while reducing the cost of the unit by a factor of two. The DEEP PPU project will strengthen the EU's space sector competitiveness in the international market, while securing the autonomy of supply for critical technologies and equipment.

The target PPU will be achieved through the use ground-breaking technologies in space, namely Gallium Nitride semiconductors and Commercial Off-The-Shelf components, together with the implementation of custom design of power magnetics, the integration of the Radio Frequency Generation module and the synergies with previous developments in the frame of GIESEPP (Gridded Ion Engine Standardised Electric Propulsion Platforms). A multidisciplinary team of entities across Europe has been set, providing the right background and expertise to perform the required activities.

The proposed PPU product fits the HORIZON-CL4-2022-SPACE-01-12 topic (Technologies and generic building blocks for Electrical Propulsion), specifically addressing the second area of this topic “R&I on electrical power architecture and related components (Power Processing Unit, direct drive, etc.)”.

Coordinator

COMPUTADORAS REDES E INGENIERIA SA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 237 959,63
Address
Calle Torres Quevedo Sn
28760 Tres Cantos
Spain

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 530 554,12

Participants (5)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 57 373,00
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 30 322,00
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 260 000,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
FRAZA PODJETJE ZA ELEKTRONIKO, PROGRAMSKO OPREMO, AVTOMATIKO IN TRGOVINO DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 149 974,65
Address
Gora Pri Komendi 028
1218 Komenda

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 64 274,85
AXON CABLE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 40 031,00
Address
Route De Chalons
51210 Montmirail

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Region
Grand Est Champagne-Ardenne Marne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 17 156,50
WIT BERRY
Latvia
Net EU contribution
€ 53 550,00
Address
Lacplesa 23/18
LV-3002 Jelgava

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Latvija Latvija Zemgale
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 22 950,00