Communication – TT&C Systems and Techniques

The Communication – TT&C systems and techniques section is part of the RF Payload Systems division.
The section provides support to a wide range of ESA technical programs (Telecommunications, Navigation, Deep Space exploration, Earth Observation, Security) in the areas on communication systems.
The section is also active in development of telecommunication standards in cooperation with European Industries and International standardization bodies. The section also provides consultancies to external customers (e.g. EC, Ses-Astra, Eutelsat, Inmarsat and others).

The section has performed pioneering work in satellite on-board processing for both regenerative and bent-pipe satellites, advanced

CDMA VSAT and mobile networks, multi-user detection, high-speed modems for high spectral and power efficient modulations, application of adaptive coding and modulation to Ka-band, satellite UMTS pilot systems and system analysis tools.

The section has expertise in the areas of telemetry, tracking, and command systems and techniques for spacecrafts targeting deep space, Earth exploration, space operations and telecommunication.


 S-UMTS Vehicle

Transportable Communications Vehicle