A joint workshop between the Horizon 2020 projects REVOLVE and QV-LIFT took place at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh on 4 December 2018.
The workshop was attended by partners from both consortia, including from REVOLVE: Thales Alenia Space, Large Space Structures, Prodintec, CNRS and from QV-LIFT: Eutelsat, MBI – besides of course Heriot-Watt University who is a member of both consortia.
The workshop involved a number of presentations from the above mentioned partners as well as an interactive session all focusing on the exploitation of Q/V-band and beyond in future satellite systems. Opportunities that higher mm-wave bands bring to emerging missions were reviewed together with the current technological state of the art and scheduled developments in components such as MMIC components and solid-state amplifiers, mm-wave and integrated antennas as well as the management of the feeder link according to the smart gateway concept.
Both the QV-LIFT and the REVOLVE projects address technologies at the core of these developments and together with a valuable dissemination opportunity, the workshop presented a platform for ample informal interactions between the two consortia.