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Bilateral Meeting with the European Space Agency
Paola Farinelli

Bilateral Meeting with the European Space Agency

on 19 Jun 2019 in News |

On 13th June, in Perugia, it took place the bilateral meeting between RF Microtech and the European Space Agency (ESA), with the participation of the ESA’s top management Dietmar Schmitt, Head of Technologies and Products Division, Domenico Mignolo, Head of Ground and User Segment Technologies & Products Section and Fabrizio De Paolis, Ground Segment Engineer in Telecommunications and Integrated Applications. As a matter of fact, since its foundation, RF Microtech collaborates with ESA in the framework of the ARTES Advanced Technology Program (formerly named ARTES Element 5 sub-element 5.1), which is the Agency’s main program for preparatory development of satellite communications. RF Microtech has accomplished several research projects which allowed the company to develop innovating electronic components for space applications, in particular in the field of mobile satellite antennas, filters and radio frequency circuits for space applications. This meeting represents a clear recognition of RF Microtech as a “Success Story” during these years of productive cooperation with ESA, to whom RF Microtech is extremely grateful for the significant and reliable support offered by...

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HiPeD
Paola Farinelli

HiPeD

on 18 Jun 2019 in Projects |

‘High-Performance Dielectric Resonators’ ESA project for the development and space assessment of high performance resonators based on dielectric technology (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, Contract 4000126886/19/NL/MM)   OBJECTIVES To develop and experimentally verify high performance dielectric resonators with a quality factor (Q) times frequency (f) figure of merit (Qxf) of at least 250,000 GHz for use in input and output multiplexers in the frequency range from C- to Ka-band (3 ÷ 30 GHz).  The target is to develop enabling technology for a new source of high Q dielectric resonators and to provide a 25% increase in Q factor with respect to currently available European resonator materials.   TRL Level From 3 to 5   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR http://www.rfmicrotech.com     Department of Engineering, University of Perugia http://www.ing.unipg.it/it/  ...

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RF Microtech developing High Power Multiplexers in the framework of a new ESA contract
Paola Farinelli

RF Microtech developing High Power Multiplexers in the framework of a new ESA contract

on 26 Feb 2019 in News |

RF Microtech has been awarded a new ESA ARTES AT project entitled DOMUK – Dielectric-loaded high-power Output de-MUltiplexer at Ku/Ka-band. The project goal is the development of 250 W-class, Ku-band and Ka-band two-channel output de-multiplexers with 240-250 MHz channel bandwidth and 30% footprint reduction with respect to the state of the art. Engineering Models (EM) will be designed, manufactured and tested in relevant environment. RF Microtech is the project main proponent and prime contractor, confirming again its highly professional predisposition for innovative component developing in the space field. For more information contact us and visit the project web page at this...

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DOMUK
Paola Farinelli

DOMUK

on 7 Feb 2019 in Projects |

‘Dielectric-loaded high-power Output de-MUltiplexer at Ku/ka-band’ ESA project for the development and space assessment of novel user terminal Ku/Ka band diplexers for space communications, ground segment (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, Contract AO/1-9250/18/NL/NR)   OBJECTIVES To develop 250 W-class, Ku-band and Ka-band two-channel output de-multiplexers with 240-250 MHz channel bandwidth and with 30 per cent footprint reduction in comparison to the state of the art. Engineering Models (EM) will be designed, manufactured and tested experimentally.   TRL Level From 4 to 6   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR http://www.rfmicrotech.com     Department of Engineering, University of Perugia http://www.ing.unipg.it/it/  ...

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RF Microtech at ESA SatCom Final Presentation Days
Paola Farinelli

RF Microtech at ESA SatCom Final Presentation Days

on 25 Jan 2019 in News |

RF Microtech has successfully concluded two ESA ARTES projects, namely Mignon – Microwave Micromachining Filters and COMFIL- Compact C/Ku Broadband Waveguide Filters,which will be presented at the ESA SatCom Final Presentation Days Based on different technologies, the two projects led to the creation of highly innovative miniaturized filters for space on-board applications. The MIGNON Filters have been produced in Ka-band by combining multilayer and micromachining technologies. Besides being SMT  (Surface Mount Technology) compatible, such filters have the advantages of having a light mass and a very small footprint. In the framework of COMFIL project, novel filters in C- and Ku-bands have been developed, based on the combination of TM dual mode resonators and combline resonators in waveguide technology. This approach ensures low loss, high compactness and wide spurious-free stop-bands. Both presentations will be given on Wednesday 30th January 2019 in ESA/ESTEC....

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