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The scientific goal of the study was the investigation of the electromagnetic and mechanical response of relevant basalt-like materials after near-field radiation exposure, to assess the performances of microwave-assisted drilling technology.
Contractor: UCL CONSULTANTS LTD / Contract Number: 4000112047 / Start Year: 2014
The Huygens mission was the first, and currently the only, successful ESA mission to land a probe on another planet or moon. It was the most distant planetary landing to date by any space agency and will remain so for the foreseeable future. An industrial team comprising Vorticity Ltd, Fluid...
Contractor: VORTICITY LTD / Contract Number: 4000108570 / Start Year: 2013
Ocean Surface Current is one of the most important ocean properties for oceanographers and operators in the maritime domain. Improved monitoring of ocean currents is systematically the number one requirement that emerges from any science or end user requirement surveys. Wavemill is a novel...
Contractor: SATELLITE OCEANOGRAPHIC CONSULTANTS / Contract Number: 4000107347 / Start Year: 2012
There is a need to achieve optimal cost effectiveness from remote sensing missions. Concurrently, a key scientific need in remote sensing is to address the spatial and temporal resolution of atmospheric measurements. Improved temporal resolution observations of the atmosphere – and importantly a...
Contractor: Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) / Contract Number: 4000112519 / Start Year: 2014
The objective of Silky Way is to explore the possibility of using spider dragline silk as sensing element for fibre-based biosensors by transmitting light through silk fibre and monitoring the change in the silk's optical properties induced by biochemical compounds
Contractor: ECOLE POLYT. FEDE.LAUSANNE / Contract Number: 4000112060 / Start Year: 2014
The research and sound design team consists of members from the Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering and Plymouth University, School of Psychology. The main team members included one industrial designer specialized in sound design and research and two...
Contractor: TU DELFT / Contract Number: 4000107383 / Start Year: 2012
The use of lasers for space missions has been increasing in the past and will dramatically increase in the future. Lasers in space often fulfill tasks that cannot be accomplished by other means. Examples are measuring distances of millions of kilometers with nanometer precision, detecting trace...
Contractor: UNIV MUENSTER, PHOTONICS LAB / Contract Number: 400106760 / Start Year: 2012
In the context of satellite remote sensing, "hyper-spectral" is a generic term that means that "many channels" are observed. For InfraRed (IR) instruments, this term is associated with thousands channels, but for the MicroWave (MW) domain, an instrument with hundred of channels is already...
Contractor: ESTELLUS SAS / Contract Number: 4000105721 / Start Year: 2012
Motivation: To investigate the combination of thermal and photovoltaic effects towards an high efficient photo-to-energy conversion device. Methodology: We used numerical simulations based on FEM technique. In particular, we addressed the charge cloud issue in a fully 3D fashion to be able to...
Contractor: Istituto Fondazione Italiana di Tec / Contract Number: 4000112048 / Start Year: 2014
Microparticles are one of the most unknown components of the space environment. Their observation and investigation is complicated by their small size and their high velocity. When impacting on a spacecraft surface, a plasma cloud is generated by shock wave and surface ionization processes....
Contractor: FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT / Contract Number: 4000107623 / Start Year: 2013
RAMS and risk assessments performed in the course of the system design, verification and operation of space systems rely on the availability of realistic input data. This input data is coming mainly from three different sources: - MIL-HDBK-217F, Notice 2 for EEE components - manufacturer...
Contractor: VEGA Space Systems / Contract Number: 4000104918 / Start Year: 2011
In recent years the need for accessing historical Earth Observation data information has greatly increased, driven by long term scientific and environmental monitoring. The need to preserve such data indefinitely has led to the establishment of the Long-Term Data Preservation (LTDP) guidelines...
Contractor: CGI IT UK Limited / Contract Number: 4000105058 / Start Year: 2011
Performance of nanosatellite systems is reaching a level sufficient for supporting Earth Observation applications, while instrument development focuses on miniaturization. By using a multitude of cooperating and cost effective satellites, nanosat technology could be a serious competitor for...
Contractor: Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI) / Contract Number: 4000112518 / Start Year: 2014
The initial step of the analysis is represented by the definition of the GNSS capabilities and receiver requirements in the environment of interest. The service volume concept has been introduced to this aim, and recent studies pointed out the interest to define and include GNSS performance above...
Contractor: JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLS / Contract Number: 4000107097 / Start Year: 2012
The approach of the ‘Interplanetary Meteoroid Environment for eXploration' (IMEX) project is to build a model of meteoroid streams throughout the inner solar system. Our motivation for this model is the impact hazard to spacecraft. An understanding of the interplanetary environment, including...
Contractor: UNIV STUTTGART / Contract Number: 4000106316 / Start Year: 2012
This study aimed at developing methodologies for monitoring the sensor radiometry over three types of surface, ocean, sunglint and desert, and implementing them into the ESA DIMITRI software, which contained tools for the intercomparison of Top Of Atmosphere (TOA) radiance and reflectance...
Contractor: MAGELLIUM / Contract Number: 4000106442 / Start Year: 2012
This summary presents the work by the University of Strathclyde, SCISYS and Roke Manor Research in response to the ESA SysNova Challenge AO7891; Remote sensing with cooperative nanosats, Challenge #3 – Weather. The objective of this work was to evaluate the performance and cost of multi-agent...
Contractor: UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE / Contract Number: 4000112517 / Start Year: 2014
The Optel-μ Implementation Study on ISS has been set up to assess the feasibility of an IOD (In Orbit Demonstration) of the Optel-μ Space Terminal on the ISS (International Space Station). The Optel-μ system provides an optical data downlink from a LEO (Low Earth Orbit) S/C to an Optical Ground...
Contractor: RUAG SCHWEIZ AG, RUAG SPACE / Contract Number: 4000113991 / Start Year: 2015
Thousands of man-made objects are currently in orbit around the Earth. These range from active satellites to flecks of paint, via spent rocket stages and fragments of satellite debris. Due to the drag of the very thin high altitude atmosphere, these objects have slowly decaying orbits, and will...
Contractor: FLUID GRAVITY ENGINEERING LTD / Contract Number: 4000108121 / Start Year: 2013
The BOUNCED project has assessed the behaviour of elastic tethers within flexible link Active Debris Removal (ADR) systems. This has been achieved by solving a multidimensional set of linear equations, through the separation of dynamic modes; and the construction of analytic and numeric ...
Contractor: Belstead Research Ltd. / Contract Number: 4000111974 / Start Year: 2014
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