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ARTES: A key source for innovation in satcom


Through the Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) programme, ESA has been supporting the European satcom industry since 1975. The term ARTES may not be familiar to the end user of satcom; however, industry has called ARTES the key source in Europe for innovation in satellite communications.
 

ARTES Success Stories


Innovative antenna design using the Medusa feed system wins first commercial contract

17 July 2013 A new space antenna system, developed with support from the ARTES 3-4 programme, is to be embarked on the Express AMU 1 satellite.

ARTES digital cinema project a commercial success

A commercially successful satellite technology, developed as part of the ARTES 3-4 programme, is leading the market for digital cinema operating services.

All the news that's fit to beam

Flooding in the UK. Forest fires in Spain. Headlines bombard us every day. As fast as we can pick up our smartphones or log on to our computers, we want the news and we want it now. And its delivery just got easier.

ARTES supports new era of bandwidth efficiency

ESA’s ARTES programme is ensuring the European satcom industry stays on top of its game in the worldwide market. Working with some of the most innovative companies in Europe, ESA offers its expertise to ensure concepts like “next generation technology” become reality.

Wearable antennas making a splash

Wearable antennas are making a splash in the world of search and rescue.

Harnessing the Norse gods to banish “not spots”

An innovative way to access triple-play services via satellite has been developed by Swedish company Forsway with the help of ESA’s ARTES programme.

Satellite capacity from a different angle

A one-shop-stop solution for affordable access to satellite services is one step closer to the marketplace, thanks to a little ingenuity from industry and ESA’s ARTES 3-4 Newcomers Initiative programme.

Trees tell their own story to satellites

Communications via satellite are changing the way the forest industry harvests trees. A new approach being tested by ESA combines satcoms and cellular services to relay important information almost immediately so that fewer trees are used to produce more timber.

Triple Play victory with ESA’s support

ESA’s support in satcom research and development has helped Belgian company Newtec score a “triple play” victory with technologies that have been and continue to be supported by ESA’s ARTES programme.

Commercially viable 2G/3G satellite backhauled connectivity for remote communities

A product using bandwidth and power efficiently to connect remote communities to the rest of the world has caught the attention of ESA and the World Economic Forum (WEF).

ARTES helps ComDev Europe stake claim in marketplace


ComDEV Europe supplies RF technology to communications and EO satellites around the world and considers the ARTES programme as a key enabler to ensure it stays competitive in the global market.

ARTES supports SIECAMS wide bandwidth expansion

A new carrier monitoring system able to monitor satellite transponders up to 250MHz wide bandwidth has been developed with the cooperation of ESA’s ARTES programme.

Increasing data rates

The use of broadband satellite communications continues to grow at a lightning pace, requiring the transmission of high volumes of data. The ARTES programmes for ground segment technology endeavours to squeeze as many bits as possible through our scarce satellite resource.

Improving technology: reaction control thrusters


A current ARTES 3-4 activity is investigating a new design to a satellite’s reaction control thrusters (RCTs).

Getting the picture via satellite

As cinema owners worldwide begin to embrace new digital technologies via satellite, audiences are being given more ways to enjoy an evening at the movies.

New diagnostic tool improves antenna designs

A diagnostic tool that reconstructs the extreme near-field and surface currents of an antenna under test (AUT) using planar and 3D reconstruction techniques has been successfully validated through ESA’s ARTES Programme.

ARTES-supported GNSS receivers attract worldwide attention

Neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light? This unimaginable concept has become a hotly debated topic among physicists worldwide after the international OPERA experiment using a GNSS receiver, developed through ESA's ARTES programme, demonstrated it could be possible.

 
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