Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers has a passion for space which results in high reliable solutions and satisfied customers. At present we employ over 70 highly skilled engineers and PhDs with different nationalities and everyone is tuned to work in the international environment of the space sector.
Integration of Telecommunications Subsystems
In order to be able to communicate with a satellite, it needs to have a Telecommunication Subsystem. Such a subsystem typically consists of a modulator or demodulator, frequency converter, amplifier, RF network,... Antwerp Space specializes in the design and assembly of such subsystems (see Exomars and JUICE missions)
Complex modem for Earth Observation and Satellite control
In order to get data from or to a satellite, the bits and bytes need to be converted into an RF or optical signal. This functionality is provided by the modulator or demodulator. Antwerp Space has several modems in its portfolio, both on ground and in space. On the ground, we have e.g. the High speed data downlink modem (Omnisat) and a satellite control modem (IBB). On the satellite we are building a high speed data modem that will transmit data to earth to other satellites (ARGO).
Integration and Design of Test Systems
Before being launched into space, satellites need to be thoroughly tested. Indeed, once up there, it is difficult, if not impossible, to make changes or to repair it. For supporting these test campaigns, Antwerp Space specialized in building test systems that test the complete communication chain of a satellite. Furthermore, Antwerp integrates a full suit of test equipment into a complete Electrical Ground Support Equipment, which is the complete set of test systems used to test a single satellite.
Custom-made, high performant RF Frequency Converters
The communication chain between the application and the RF path, contains after the modem, a frequency converter which transform the output of the modem into the right frequency to be transmitted (or vice versa). Due to the nature of the communication, these converters need to be highly stable with high performance. Antwerp Space is specialized in building customised satellite frequency converters.
In order to explore new technologies and applications, Antwerp Space performs a number of studies in the field of Satellite communication.
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