Development and Operation of Payloads for Small Spatial Stations


The objective of this R&D line is to motivate the design and development of future spatial stations of reduced weight (pico-satellites and micro-satellites of 10 kg and 50 kg, respectvely, payloads). This spatial mission will have either a scientific character (execution of on board experiments for medical, biological, pharmaceutical and nutritional applications) like a technological character ( validation of computational, electornic, both RF and optical, components and equipments on board in these future satellites). In this R&D line, a complete new development of the aforementioned spatial station of small size is proposed. This development would imply mission (orbits) design services, satellite-earth communicatin links and communication equipments (transceivers, cables, amplifiers, antennas and passive components)needed both in the satellite and in the earth tracking station.

Research Groups

Microwave Applications Group (GAM)

Research Areas

Antennas, Microwaves and Propagation