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Ku-Band Satellite Receiver

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Project "KuRx" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 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-1-2016-2017
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-06-01   to  2017-11-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    SPACECHIPS LTD UK (HARPENDEN) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

The objective of the feasibility study is to explore and assess the technical feasibility, and the commercial potential of the company's, award-winning and highly-disruptive invention: a novel Ku-band receiver for space applications. For the first time, the innovation will allow satellites to directly process signals up to 18 GHz completely removing the need for any traditional, analogue, RF down-conversion. This represents a profound advance for electronic engineering and satellite communications!

The expected outcome is that the company will have elaborated a commercial strategy for formally productising and bringing to market its innovation, e.g. assembly, test, branding, sales and marketing.

The proposed innovation solves the following problems:

Today, the satellite industry is handicapped by the inflexibility, complexity, power consumption and cost of traditional, analogue RF down-conversion, with each stage costing €160k. For key European suppliers of satellites, conventional receiver designs are adding over €8M to the cost of each European payload.

The current approach to satellite design requires the design of existing receiver technology to be changed for almost every new mission adding unnecessary, non-recurring re-design and re-qualification costs and effort to key European programs. These disadvantages severely handicap European space companies when competing for global satellite tenders.

Today, the majority of satellite communication occurs at L/S & C-band, however, these frequencies have become congested and both the space industry, European governments and European space agencies are looking to Ku-band to provide operators the bandwidths needed to deliver tomorrow's, space-enabled economy for everyone.

Spacecraft operators are constantly complaining that the cost to develop satellites is prohibitively expensive, delivery takes too long and never right-first-time.

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