Rapid Test System for Antennas Integrated on Microsatellites

The success behind the large diffusion of microsatellites in the space field is due mainly to fast mission implementation and to the low overall costs, allowing the access to space also for SMEs and Research Institutes with small budgets.

The objective of the STRAIM (Sistema di Test Rapido per Antenne Integrate in Microsatelliti - Rapid Test System for Antennas Integrated on Microsatellites) project is to develop a testing methodology with strong time and cost reduction for microsatellite Antenna Integration and Test Verification to further contribute to the cost effective use of microsatellites.

Three prototypes will be developed in this activity, regarding respectively the equivalent currents technique (INSIGHT), the raytracing method (SATSIM) and a system for automatic image acquisition.

The project will be developed by MVG Italy and Step Over srl.

The project is cofounded by the European Union (CE - Comunità Europea) for an amount of k€ 238.