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ACST at ESA Workshop on Millimetre-Wave Technology and Applications

 

Meet ACST at the ESA Workshop on Millimetre-Wave Technology and Applications, 10-12 December 2018, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The main theme of the workshop is millimetre-wave and terahertz sensing and communications. It covers millimetre-wave and THz technology, circuits, devices, systems and applications.

Visit us at booth #9!

Two talks will be given by ACST

  • “European Schottky Technology for MM&Sub-MM wave Receiver and Transceiver Systems”,

    Matthias Hoefle, Session 4b: Millimetre-Wave and THz Active Devices, Tuesday 11.12.2018 12:20.

  • “Reliability and Reproducibility of Discrete Schottky Diodes-Based-Doublers up to 370GHz”,

    Diego Moro Melgar, Session 4b: Millimetre-Wave and THz Active Devices, Tuesday 11.12.2018 12:00.

METOP-SG

Despite being a first time supplier for an ESA space mission, ACST has been commissioned to provide components, integrated structures and modules for various frequency channels for MetOp-SG. The following instruments are going to be equipped with our products.

  • Microwave Sounder MWS
    • 89GHz direct detection modules for the 89GHz front-end receiver (FeRX).
    • Close cooperation with DA Design and AIRBUS Defence & Space.
  • Microwave Imager MWI
    • 89GHz direct detection modules for the 89GHz FeRX.
    • Close cooperation with DA Design and AIRBUS Defence & Space.
  • Ice Cloud Imager ICI
    • Discrete varistor and varactor diodes, as well as integrated structures.
    • Technology applied in frequency multipliers and mixers for receiver channels at 332GHZ, 448GHz, 664GHz.
    • Close cooperation with Radiometer Physics RPG and AIRBUS Defence & Space.

 

ESA Development Projects

Through numerous R&D Projects within recent decade (about 20 projects) supported by ESA, EC (FP7, H2020), German Government (BMBF, BMWi), but also Industrial partners, ACST became a leading European source for Schottky technology targeting at ultimate performance at MM/SubMM-Wave applications.

The following project list is not exhaustive:

  • “Integrated Schottky Structures” (ESA contract no. 21628/08/NL/GLC).
  • “Sub-Millimetre Wave Receiver Front-End” (Subcontract to ESA contract no. 22032/08/NL/JA).
  • “Micro- and Millimeter-wave Detectors”.
  • “Direct Detection Radiometers” (Subcontract to ESA contract no. AO/1-6606/10/NL/GLC).
  • “Frequency Multipliers for Sub-MM-Waves” (ESA contract no. 4000104583)
  • “Reliability Assessment of Mixers and Multipliers for Microwave Imaging Radiometers” (Subcontract no. RPG/DRAS/CO/2012-014)
  • “Preliminary Reliability Assessment of Millimeter-wave Detectors” (ESA contract no. 4000109751/13/NL/RA)
  • “Terahertz Receiver Technology for Future Science Missions” (Subcontract to ESA contract no. 4000112396/14/NL/BW).
  • “MM-Wave Mixers with Low-Barrier Diodes” (ESA contract no. 4000111683/14/NL/GLC).