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Research & Development Projects

For over 10 years, the IDS Space Lab has worked closely with the IDS divisions, external customers and major players in the industry, such as the European Space Agency (ESA), in response to specific needs and streamlining the processes involved. Our goal has been to advance our expertise by sharing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field and addressing challenges surrounding the increasingly complex requirements of the space sector and ensure cost-effective solutions.

IDS in Space Programs:

  • ARTEMIS: Power bus Conducted Susceptibility (CS) and Conducted Emission (CE), risk control
  • ATLANTIC BIRD: RE (Radiated Emission) and RS (Radiated Susceptibility) risk control
  • COSMO SKYMED: Internal and Surface Charging Analysis; ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) risk control; ESD risk control
  • GALILEO: RE (Radiated Emission) and RS (Radiated Susceptibility) risk control
  • HERMES: Analysis of the UHF link between Hermes and the Space Suite for EVA (Extra Vehicular Activities)
  • ITALSAT-F2: PIM Risk control ; RFC analysis (pattern distortion analysis for a cluster of feeders)
  • LISA PATHFINDER: Pattern distortion
  • NAHUEL: RFC analysis of the whole antenna farm
  • OCEANSAT-2: Multipath control
  • SAC-D: Multipath control
  • SICRAL: RE (Radiated Emission) and RS (Radiated Susceptibility) risk control; Surface Charging risk control; ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) risk control
  • SICRAL1B: RFC analysis of the whole antenna farm, from UHF to Ka band; RE (Radiated Emission) and RS (Radiated Susceptibility) risk control; Array design and optimization; Internal and Surface Charging Analysis; ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) risk control
  • SWARM: Pattern distortion

IDS in ESA/EU projects:

  • ESA/MBSE-A: Focused on the application of MBSE methodology to the antenna world, in order to provide ESA’s Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) with a fast tool for payload sizing during a mission’s Phase 0 and Phase A (mission concept, mission feasibility)
  • ESA/ESAT: Focused on the development of modelling procedures for RS/RE analysis of spacecrafts, the validation of such models through a dedicated experimental activity and the integration of the procedures in ADF
  • ESA/EPCOMSIM: Development of a modelling method suitable for the analysis of antenna performance degradations caused by plasma plumes
  • ESA/NANOSAT: Project focused on the development of antenna configurations suited to provide TTC, data link and tracking services aboard micro and nanosatellites
  • ESA/EAML 3: The project aims to develop a hybrid method SFX/AIM for full-wave modeling of arrays having CPU time compatible with optimization procedures
  • CLEOPATRA: It implements a software framework suitable to simulate relevant weather phenomena as they appear to airborne weather radars, starting from a high level description of the weather phenomenon (scenario)
  • GENIAL: Development of modelling methods and CAD procedures suited to analyze the performance of models of the current return networks installed aboard composite aircraft
  • STRUCTURES: Research project focused on three main lines: risk assessment and e.m. susceptibility level of equipment, systems and infrastructures; defining optimal design criteria to make infrastructures more robust against IEMI and pre-regulatory and organizational material to support IEMI affected parties and policy makers
  • FP7 HIRF-SE program: It aims to develop a framework (just called HIRF-SE) to support the aeronautic industry in design, qualification and certification activities related to HIRF