Reconfigurable beam forming network architecture
What we offer:
The European Space Agency offers an innovative, fully reconfigurable Beam Forming Network (BFN), able to support any type of antenna also in multi beam configuration to licencing. It can be used for the development of broadcasting /multicasting services and for point-to-point services soothing user terminals requirements.
The main advantages of the proposed innovative BFN are the following:
Fully reconfigurable but not complex BFN: it can be used both in transmission and in reception, also in the case of digital implementation.
It is not dependant on a specific antenna architecture as it is nowadays (e.g. : direct-radiating vs. focus): it allows for a modular, scalable and efficient design solution for reconfigurable BFNs capable of supporting various multi-beam configurations
It includes a plurality of input and output ports, and includes a plurality of signal dividers, phase and amplitude weighting units, switches and signal combiners to associate each input port to its output port through respective weighting units.
What we are looking for:
Domain of Application:
Even if the original Beam Forming Network has been developed for satellite navigation systems, such system has wide potential application in mobile and communication systems with strict requirements on reliability, quality of the signal and flexibility of the performance.
Such BFN, originally developed for satellite navigation systems, finds application in different areas: communication, RF instruments, Air Traffic Management and geo location.
Licence agreement sought.
- Security sectors
- Technology & business cooperation