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Highly accurate, flexible, robust and scalable multicamera system for spacecraft autonomous attitude determination through low cost cameras

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "ARGO" data sheet

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Organization address
city: TORINO
postcode: 10128

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙808˙867 €
 EC max contribution 1˙966˙207 € (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-2-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-2
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2020-05-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    EICAS AUTOMAZIONE SPA IT (TORINO) coordinator 959˙612.00
2    TYVAK INTERNATIONAL SRL IT (TORINO) participant 1˙006˙594.00


 Project objective

'The project addresses the sector of Spacecraft Attitude Determination from star measurements which is a critical element of the Attitude and Orbit Control System for any spacecraft. Nowadays the need of high accuracy for demanding satellite missions is achievable through high-quality star trackers, but high costs and lack of flexibility are still a gap to overcome for covering the needs of emerging space markets, like the ones related to low mass and size satellites, called SmallSats. The Consortium, composed by two high tech Italian SMEs, intend to pave the way towards next generation star tracker systems by proposing a disruptive innovation for this sector: ARGO, an innovative multicamera system for spacecraft autonomous attitude determination by means of star observation, able to offer high flexibility, robustness, accuracy, scalability and significant reduction of production costs compared to products currently on the market. ARGO's main advances with respect to the state-of-art have been conceived, developed and successfully tested by EICAS in previous R&D activities. ARGO is ready for TRL6, having proved ARGO feasibility in relevant environment at TRL5 - through a preliminary night sky test campaign - by means of a prototype based on low-cost industrial cameras. The purpose of this proposal is to accomplish the following steps necessary for fully exploiting the ARGO potential and reaching the commercialisation stage: • from the scientific/technical point of view, to bring the ARGO technology readiness level up to TRL9, by developing a system completed and 'flight qualified' through significant tests and demonstrations both ground and flight In Orbit Demonstrations (IOD) • from the business point of view, to take the necessary actions with end-users and relevant stakeholders to accelerate and maximise the impact of the proposed disruptive innovation and to actuate the Consortium business strategy to reach the market. '


List of deliverables.
Detailed project plan including team set-up Documents, reports 2020-03-11 13:00:32
ARGO 1.0 F.M. assessed performance through on ground qualification tests Documents, reports 2020-03-09 16:05:10
ARGO 1.0 Flight Model Demonstrator Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2020-03-09 16:05:28
User manual of ARGO 1.0 Flight Model Documents, reports 2020-03-09 16:05:21
ARGO 1.0 E.M. assessed performance through night sky test Documents, reports 2019-07-18 20:00:31
Communication actions and updated dissemination material - release 1 Documents, reports 2019-07-18 20:00:31
ARGO 1.0 E.M. Demonstrator Demonstrators, pilots, prototypes 2019-07-18 20:00:31
Hardware Components User Manual Documents, reports 2019-07-18 20:00:31
Dissemination material Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-18 20:00:31
Requirement Specification and Test Plan Documents, reports 2019-07-18 20:00:31
Performance assessed by tests performed in simulated environment Documents, reports 2019-07-18 20:00:31

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