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EVOQAS (1 Abril 2017-30 Septiembre 2018)

Estudio de viabilidad de eVOlución a banda Q en transmisores de potencia para comunicaciones por Satélite

El proyecto consiste en el estudio de viabilidad de evolución a banda Q en transmisores de potencia para comunicaciones por satélite.

En las comunicaciones por satélite, el aumento en los volúmenes de información compartida, el aumento de terminales, tanto fijos como móviles, los anchos de banda demandados, cada vez mayores, y la saturación del espectro radioeléctrico, junto con los plazos de maduración de la tecnología hacen necesario un estudio inicial que valore la viabilidad de esta evolución tecnológica.

Por ello, en este proyecto de análisis de viabilidad se propone realizar un estudio que confirme, siguiendo la metodología aplicada la idoneidad de una evolución a bandas superiores, comenzando por la banda Q, de manera análoga a lo que ocurrió en el pasado con los sistemas en banda Ka, que son hoy ya una realidad.

Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo RegionalGobierno de Cantabria - Consejería de Innovación, Industria, Turismo y Comercio

Esta empresa ha recibido una ayuda cofinanciada por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional a través del Programa Operativo FEDER 2014-2020 de Cantabria por medio de la línea de subvenciones INNOVA 2016 (Expediente: 2016/INN/36).

ESA ARTES - Ka-Band Fly-Away terminal design and development

Feb.2012-Dec.2014

This project addresses the design, development and industrialization of a novel Ka band bidirectional Fly-Away terminal. The terminal is intended for basic broadcasting users and for more demanding performance applications as well. The demand for Ka band services and therefore products has emerged as a way to satisfy the ever increasing data rate requirements. In many cases, this connectivity is required for nomadic users, and therefore, there is a growing demand for quick deploys terminals, for applications such as fast news gathering transmission (FNG). It will be light weight, allowing the user to stow it for transportation and deploy at the desired site in a fast and easy way. The system will be IATA compliant airline checkable. The size constraint will be a key factor for the terminal design. In order to ease the system’s operation, a motorized terminal is proposed

The ACFLY-Ka-MOTORIZED is a fully automatic pointing Ka band fly-away terminal, with excellent radioelectrical performance, compact design (IATA compliant airline checkable) for fast and easy transportation & deployment, flexible configuration upon user’s needs and robust design to work under hard environmental conditions. It integrates a segmented Ka band antenna, RF chain, ACU (antenna control unit), M&C (monitoring and control), beacon receiver and modem (the terminal is modem agnostic, and any modem can be integrated). Antenna size is initially set to 0.6m, although the design modularity permits the adaptation of different antenna sizes (0.45m, 1m,…). The same applies to the SSPA, as different output power SSPAs can be integrated (4W, 10W, 20W) upon user requests. With one button fully automatic pointing, it is extremely accurate to fulfil with Ka band pointing demands. Its M&C module permits the user to monitor and control a full range of the terminal’s parameters, including those related to RF, pointing and motorization, and modem status. Its environmental specifications make the terminal appropriate for operation in harsh environments and optimal for usage in civilian or governmental applications.