Contract Number: 4000116019
GSP Internal Number: 15/708-b
Future Concepts for Galileo Search-and-Rescue Space and Ground Segment (Parallel b)
Contractor: THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE
Country: France
Study Duration: 03 December 2015 - 10 April 2017
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ABSTRACT
While the MEOSAR is moving to FOC with Galileo satellites that are equipped with SAR transparent payloads, ESA is already investigating its future Galileo-2 (G2G) system for new features. In this framework, one of the aims of the ESA study on Future Concepts for Galileo Search And Rescue was to define a preliminary design of a new SAR payload capable of processing both First Generation Beacon (FGB) and future Second Generation Beacon (SGB) signals. ...read more
Executive Summary - Final

While the MEOSAR is moving to FOC with Galileo satellites that are equipped with SAR transparent payloads, ESA is already investigating its future Galileo-2 (G2G) system for new features.

In this framework, one of the aims of the ESA study on Future Concepts for Galileo Search And Rescue was to define a preliminary design of a new SAR payload capable of processing both First Generation Beacon (FGB) and future Second Generation Beacon (SGB) signals.

The purpose of the ESA study was also to analyse various communication architectures to transmit the signals back to the Earth, and to assess the overall system performance.