The Communication and Tracking, Telemetry, and Command (TT&C) Laboratory develops advanced telecommunication systems, techniques and technologies for communications. Its infrastructure provides tests, analysis and characterisation of Telecom systems consisting of hardware and/or software to:
The Lab includes state-of-the-art operational and test equipment supporting the experimentation of advanced satcom technologies, such as testbeds for pilot systems and an antenna farm for user links.
The Lab is equipped with:
The facilities offered by the Telecom Lab are grouped under six categories.
These platforms consist of communication systems providing support to R&D, pilots or various kinds of validation activity.
These software-based tools are used by engineering teams to assess various aspects of communications systems: signal processing algorithms, digital communication links, satellite link budget, satellite systems dimensioning, satellite networks performance, etc.
SPATOAL investigates the optimisation of flexible and reconfigurable payloads. The tool is based on payloads with onboard processing and active antennas. It maximises the system throughput of the payload configuration while respecting the user-defined platform constraint.
LEOSIM is optimised for very large NGSO constellations (in the order of 1000 satellites).
AEROSIM solves the problem of evaluating the performance of the communication link in all flight conditions. It allows the prompt design of a satellite system and its elements (i.e. number of required satellites, satellite antenna gain, aeroterminal antenna design) that targets to offer link availability during whole the end-to-end flights.
AEROSIM is available to adapt and simulate any industry request for specific functions.