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ATOS

Advanced Technological Solutions for X band Earth Observation Systems

Objective

The ATOS project will develop and qualify a new generation of X band T/R modules, based on GaN HEMT and SiGe BiCMOS technology, with innovative packaging techniques that minimize the footprint, and will integrate a set of T/R modules in a demonstrator of a high-efficiency densely populated AESA tile to be verified in radiated tests. Such development will enable future space-borne AESA radars at X band with at least a 3x leap in bandwidth, power density and/or azimuth steering capability with respect to current SAR AESAs developed in Europe, and will also enable or drastically improve compact solutions based on array-fed large unfurlable reflectors on small platforms.

IHP's Contribution

Manufacturing and test of radiation tolerant SiGe BiCMOS X-band core chip ASIC.

    Funding

    European Commission Horizon2020

    Project Partners

    • Thales Alenia Space S.p.A
    • Saphyrion
    • MEC, Microwave Electronics for Communications
    • University of L’Aquila
      The building and the infrastructure of the IHP were funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union, funds of the Federal Government and also funds of the Federal State of Brandenburg.