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European Core-Chip for Space Applications

Objective

COCHISA aims to foster the European non-dependence in terms of critical RF components for space applications. For this, scalable multi-channel radiation-hard beamforming core-chips operating in X-band (10 GHz) as well as Ka-band (28 GHz) will be developed. The scalable approach will allow to increase the number of beamforming channels as well as to scale the system to higher operational frequencies. COCHISA does not only focus on the IC itself, but also a cost-effective plastic non-hermetic MMIC packaging process supporting space applications by robust encapsulation.
Furthermore, a fully European supply chain for the core-chips will be established, based on the European foundry and packaging partners. This includes the availability of a proven radiation-hard SiGe BiCMOS technology with qualified radiation-hard libraries. Due to the establishment of the European supply chain, the mid-term impact will be the wider use of the European radiation-hard technology, increasing the number of ITAR-free European space-grade components.
A main objective of COCHISA is to reach at least TRL 7 for the developed and packaged X-band core-chip, proven by the scheduled radiation and reliability tests. During the COCHISA project, a dedicated work package will prepare the commercial exploitation and market introduction of the project results, especially to make the developed core-chips available to the European and global space industry.

Coordinator

IHP SOLUTIONS GMBH - GESELLSCHAFT FUR TECHNOLOGIEBASIERTEN INNOVATIONSTRANSFER
Net EU contribution
€ 399 438,75
Address
Im Technologiepark 7
15236 Frankfurt (Oder)
Germany

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Oder-Spree
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

IMST GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 799 395,00
Address
Carl Friedrich Gaussstrasse 2
47475 Kamp Lintfort

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Wesel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 798 700,00
Address
Im Technologiepark 25
15236 Frankfurt Oder

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Oder-Spree
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 449 490,00
Address
Via Saccomuro 24
00131 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
SENCIO BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 198 932,50
Address
Transistorweg 7
6534 AT Nijmegen

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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
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ALTER TECHNOLOGY TUV NORD FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 182 290,00
Address
2 Rue Des Satellites
31520 Ramonville Saint Agne

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 114 626,25
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00