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S-6000 Report Summary

Project ID: 781585

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - S-6000 (S-6000 Dual Transceivers: Flexible and Robust Data Links On-the-move)

Reporting period: 2017-08-01 to 2018-01-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

S-6000 Dual Transceivers are miniaturised data links designed to provide reliable wideband communications for UAV, Drones, and other critical platforms on-the-move, with the best price-performance ratio in the market.
The number of critical applications requiring reliable data links under high-dynamic conditions is increasing. The market need and growth is led by RPAS. With a huge market potential for infrastructure surveillance, agriculture, mobility, firefighting, disaster or environmental monitoring, as well as border control and management, RPAS have been earmarked as one of four capability development priorities by the European Council. Other platforms such as Space Launchers, Balloons, Autonomous Vehicles, or Maritime Facilities also require high-performance links with similar characteristics.
However, solutions providing reliable high-speed data rate and long-range communications on-the-move, are very expensive and they are only commercialised under hard export regulations for defence applications. S-6000 Dual Transceivers will provide a high-performance solution at a reasonable price closing an existing gap in the market, between expensive and export regulated systems and unreliable links for consumer applications.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

This feasibility study has analysed and developed the key aspects for a successful industrialisation, production, and commercialisation of the S-6000 Dual Transceivers; and the necessary corporate actions to support it, ensuring a sustainable company growing and resources allocation. The study conclusions have been translated to the company organisation, strategic plans, production facilities, and specific marketing actions. Supported by the market value projections, the financial plan has been refined, identifying resources to be committed and the return of investment in different scenarios.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

S-6000 Dual Transceiver introduces an innovative European solution for civil RPAS communications, a market dominated by expensive defence-grade products.

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