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Satellite Communications Network of Excellence

Satellite Communications Network of Excellence

Objective

Satellites are successfully used for broadcast, mobile, and broadband communication. Space industry, satellite operators and space organisations in Europe are main players in this field. European research in satellite communications carried out a large number of activities (ESA and EU projects, COST actions, the ASMS-TF), however, with limited collaboration and lack of critical mass. The primary goal of SatNEx is to achieve long-lasting integration of the European research in satellite communications and to develop a common base of knowledge. Through co-operation of excellent universities and research organisations with outstanding expertise in satellite communications, SatNEx will build a European virtual centre of excellence in satellite communications and contribute to the realisation of the European Research Area.

SatNEx will include an advisory board incorporating representatives of European space industry, satellite service providers, and standardisation and regulation organisations. SatNEx will collaborate with these players and put together a critical mass of resources and expertise needed for making Europe a world force in the field of satellite communications. Another objective of the network is to disseminate the expertise generated to researchers and students. They will benefit by moving between institutions of the network and using special facilities. Training and lecture material will be electronically delivered and made available to all researchers and students in the network. SatNEx will establish a satellite communication platform to be used by all partners as a means for integrated research, teaching and training.

Also, common test beds will be developed, integrating existing local tools. Via training courses and skills development, SatNEx will achieve knowledge transfer to both the research community and the satellite industry and business. Creation of new business via the exploitation of research knowledge is also looked at.

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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Address

Linder Hohe
51147 Koeln

Germany

Administrative Contact

Participants (21)

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES

France

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI

Italy

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

GROUPE DES ECOLES DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS

France

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE

Slovenia

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO

Spain

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA "TOR VERGATA"

Italy

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 507052

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 March 2006

Funded under:

FP6-IST

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany