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Miniaturized Filters for on-board processor-based payloads
Paola Farinelli

Miniaturized Filters for on-board processor-based payloads

on 9 Jan 2020 in News | 0 comments

RF Microtech has been awarded a new ESA ARTES AT project entitled COKKO ‘COmpact Ku/Ka-band filters for On-board processor-based payloads’ The project goal is the development and space assessment of miniaturised Ku– and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors. Up to 30% size reduction can be achieved by combining advanced design techniques with three-dimensional implementation techniques such as Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) or multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCB).   RF Microtech is the main proponent and prime contractor of the project, that will be conducted in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space – Italy For more information contact us and visit the project web page at this...

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COKKO
Paola Farinelli

COKKO

on 7 Jan 2020 in Projects | 0 comments

‘COmpact Ku/Ka-band filters for On-board processor-based payloads’ ESA project for the development and space assessment of miniaturised Ku- and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors (ESA Artes Advanced Technology, Contract AO/1-9717/19/NL/NM)   OBJECTIVES Miniaturising the broadband filters and implementing differential interfaces to the ADCs and DACs (e.g. by integrating baluns) will significantly impact the size of analogue pre- and post-processors. Up to 30% size reduction could be achieved by combining advanced design techniques with three-dimensional implementation techniques such as Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) or multilayer Printed Circuit Boards (PCB). At the same time, due attention must be paid to implementing good gain and phase stability and tracking through the different analogue signal processing chains, which is important in digital beam forming applications. The objective of this project is to design, manufacture and test miniaturised Ku- and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors.   TRL Level From 4 to 6   STATUS On-going   PARTNERS   RF microtech s.r.l. Italy – PRIME CONTRACTOR http://www.rfmicrotech.com   Thales Alenia Space Italy Italy...

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University Spin-off puts Perugia-on the Technology Map
Paola Farinelli

University Spin-off puts Perugia-on the Technology Map

on 5 Aug 2019 in News |

The European Space Agency ESA just published on its website a news to celebrate a decade of the successful collaboration with RF Microtech. “RF Microtech has experienced remarkable growth in the last few years, which has put the medieval town – normally famous for its stunning scenery, legendary chocolate and its jazz festival – firmly on the technology map”. This was declared by ESA delegates, after the bilateral meeting held in Perugia on June 2019 to consolidate and celebrate the fruitful collaboration with RF Microtech. Visit  https://artes.esa.int/news/university-spin-puts-perugia-technology-map to access the full...

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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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