ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICAL DEMONSTRATORS FOR EMERGING AND INCLUSIVE SPACE APPLICATIONS IN THE MICROWAVE AND MILLIMETER WAVE BANDS (SPADE-VLC)
Generalitat Valenciana - Conselleria de Innovación, Universidades, Ciencia y Sociedad Digital (Subvenciones para la realización de proyectos de I+D+i para grupos de investigación de excelencia PROMETEO 2019) Ref. PROMETEO/2019/120
2019 - 2022
Space communication systems, which currently operate in the lower microwave bands, provide key scientific, technological and social services, as well as critical security and defence applications. Since 2006, space communications offer broadband (10 Gbps), TV and video on demand, deep space communications and military applications. Today, the 2nd generation of Ka-band satellites, currently under development and with transmission rates greater than 100 Gbps, will be able to offer advanced mobile communications services, navigation and Earth observation systems, with huge civil, security and defence purposes.