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Q/V band earth segment LInk for Future high Throughput space systems

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Project "QV-LIFT" data sheet

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Organization address
city: ROMA
postcode: 133

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
 Project website
 Total cost 3˙783˙117 €
 EC max contribution 3˙409˙242 € (90%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (Enabling advances in space technology)
2. H2020-EU. (Safeguard and further develop a competitive, sustainable and entrepreneurial space industry and research community and strengthen European non-dependence in space systems)
 Code Call H2020-COMPET-2016
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2020-01-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA IT (ROMA) coordinator 410˙556.00
4    M.B.I. SRL IT (SANT'AGATA LI BATTIATI CT) participant 425˙512.00
5    OMMIC SAS FR (LIMEIL BREVANNES) participant 413˙317.00
6    EUTELSAT S.A. FR (PARIS) participant 389˙649.00
7    HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY UK (EDINBURGH) participant 352˙365.00
8    Erzia Technologies SL ES (SANTANDER) participant 333˙954.00
9    MARTEL GMBH CH (DUBENDORF) participant 0.00


 Project objective

The QV-LIFT project aims at building the foundation of the Ground Segment Technology for the future Q/V band Terabit SatCom systems. This ambitious task will be undertaken developing core hardware and software technologies addressing urgent physical to network level needs. QV-LIFT intends to demonstrate a TRL6 for all the technologies developed and, significantly, integrating them in a realistic scenario enabled by access to the Q/V band Aldo Paraboni payload, on board of AlphaSat, and by the relevant Ground Segment made available by the Italian Space Agency. QV-LIFT is committed to increase the maturity level of key satellite communication technologies and to contribute to a more competitive positioning of SatCom European manufacturers in the marketplace in many ways. 1)QV-LIFT intends to advance the European RF SatCom technology by developing the following building blocks and systems at Q/V band: i)GaN power amplifier MMICs at V band with up to 5W RF power output ii)a V band power combining High Power Amplifier based on GaN technology targeting up to 15 W power output; iii)a high performance Block Up Converter operating in the V band; iv)a Low Noise Block down converter operating in the Q band; v)Q/V band, Tx/Rx, single aperture antennas for the mobile and fixed terminals; vi)a Q/V band TX/RX single aperture terminal suitable for airborne applications; 2)QV-LIFT intends to develop the first Q/V band Smart Gateways Management System able to counteract the propagation impairments removing one the main obstacle to the deployment of the future Q/V band Ground Segment. 3)QV-LIFT fosters links between academia, large companies and SMES. In doing so, QV-LIFT targets the full and stable integration of SMEs into the SatCom value chain by developing know how in the following key areas which are recognized as strategic for the future SatCom market: -MMIC GaN integrated circuits, -Q/V band RF components, -Ground Segment Infrastructures.


List of deliverables.
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Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of QV-LIFT deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Giuseppe Codispoti, Giorgia Parca, ASI (Italian Space Agency) Mauro De Sanctis, Marina Ruggieri,Tommaso Rossi CNIT- University of Rome Tor Vergata Giandomenico Amendola CNIT-Università della Calabria Carlo Riva, CNIT- Politecnico di Milano and IEIIT/CNR Fabrizio Massaro, EUTELSAT
Validation of ground technologies for future Q/V band satellite systems: the QV – LIFT project
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Proceedings 2020-04-14
2017 F. Massaro, M. Bergmann, R. Campo, M. Thiebaut, D. V. Finocchiaro, A. Arcidiacono - Eutelsat SA (FRA) G. Goussetis, J. A. Garcia-Perez - Heriot Watt university (UK) G. Amendola - CNIT-Università della Calabria (ITA) C. Riva - Politecnico di Milano (ITA) R. Nebuloni -IEIIT- Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ITA) A. Vaccaro, G. Bacci - MBI (ITA) M. Sigler - ERZIA Technologies (SPA), F. Cipolloni, R. Eleuteri - SkyTech Srl (ITA) G. Codispoti, G. Parca ASI – Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ITA)
QV-LIFT Project: Using the Q/V Band Aldo Paraboni Demonstration Payload for Validating Future Satellite Systems
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Ka and broadband communications conference proceedings 2020-04-14
2017 G. Codispoti(1), G. Parca (1), G. Amendola (2), L. Boccia(2), F.Greco(2), G. Goussetis(3), S. Kosmopoulos(3), J.A Garcia-Perez(3) M. Siegler(4), C. Riva(5), R. Nebuloni(5), A.Jourier(6), J.Moron(6), R. Eleuteri(7) , F.Massaro(8), M.Bergmann(8), F.Vitobello(9) (1)ASI – Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (I), (2)CNIT-Università della Calabria (I), (3)Heriot Watt University (UK),(4)ERZIA (S), (5)CNIT- Politecnico di Milano and IEIIT/CNR (I), (6)Ommic (F), (7)Skytech (I), (8)Eutelsat (F), (9) European Commission
RF Technologies for the Ground Segment of future Q/V band Satellite Systems
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Ka and Broadband Communications conference proceeding 2020-04-14
2017 G. Codispoti(1), G. Parca (1), G. Amendola (2), L. Boccia(2), G. Goussetis(3), S. Kosmopoulos(3), M. Siegler(4), C. Riva(5), R. Nebuloni(5), A. Jourier(6), R. Campo(7), Arcidiacono(7), R. Eleuteri(8),F.Cipolloni(8), G.Bacci(9), A.Petrolino(9), M.Calisti(10) (1)ASI – Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (I), (2)CNIT-Università della Calabria (I), (3)Heriot Watt University (UK), (4)ERZIA (S), (5)CNIT- Politecnico di Milano and IEIIT/CNR (I), (6)Ommic (F), (7)Eutelsat (F), (8)Skytech (I), (9)MBI (I), (10)Martel (CH)
Technologies for the Ground Segment of the future Q/V band Satellite Systems: The QV –LIFT project
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32nd URSI GASS proceedings 2020-04-14
2017 M. Bergmann (*), F. Massaro, R. Campo, V. Soumpholphakdy, G. Bigel, R. Vitalone, D. V. Finocchiaro, A. Arcidiacono Eutelsat,
Q/V-band feeder links and flexible bandwidth assignment in future very high throughput satellite (VHTS) communication systems
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Ka and Broadband Communication Conference Proceedings 2020-04-14

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