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High-tech commercial-off the-self electronics low-cost qualified for space

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EC-Contrib. €






Project "Space-COTS" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.6. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Space)
2. H2020-EU.2.3.1. (Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-03-01   to  2015-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ASTRIONICS GMBH DE (GILCHING) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

Spectrum ARC GmbH provides an innovative state-of-the-art qualification scheme (approved by the German Space Administration DLR ) for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components relevant for space and harsh-environment (radiation) applications. The space electronics market is currently dominated by US-Corporations and therefore underlies the restrictive barriers of international traffic in arms regulation (ITAR) , retarding the space industry growth and raising their cost significantly. We’ll offer so called Space-COTS by qualifying (testing) COTS from specific manufactures in different quality levels. This will enable space missions to have access to highly efficient, compact and light-weight new generation technologies at a lower price. Low-cost Space-COTS let us introduce high reliable electronic products not only for space but also for extreme-environment applications on earth, e.g. radioactive environs (power plants, research labs, nuclear medicine, etc.), hot (deserts) and cold (Antarctic) places. As technology demonstrator we’ll build a reliable and modular platform (box) consisting of a control and a removable sensor unit to be used in different environments as a Remote Monitoring System (RMS). Europe’s mission of advancing non-dependent and competitive technologies in the space sector is fully supported by this project.

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