Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

INFANTE
Satellite for maritime and communications applications from constellations

Challenge

INFANTE is an R&D project that proposes the development and the in-orbit demonstration of a small satellite, as the first component of a constellation for maritime surveillance, Earth observation and communications between satellites and ground stations.

Solution

MAIN OBJECTIVE: To strengthen research, technological development and innovation.

This project will take advantage of the opportunities created by the New Space emergence and the promising expertise developed over the last 20 years in Portugal. Thus, laying a foundation where Portugal asserts itself as a first-line country in access to Space and opening doors for a new set of players that are focused in reducing the barriers in investment and so, creating new lines of business that reduce the institutional dependency of this country’s sector.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

 In update

Project Reference

POCI-01-0247-FEDER-024534

Funding

FEDER
FEDER

Intervention Region

NORTE (27,86%), CENTRO (58,87%), LISBOA (13,27%)

Total Investment

9.254.731,60

IPN Investment

112.164,50

Total Eligible

9.170.960,93

IPN Eligible

112.164,50

EC Funding – Total

FEDER - 6.138.801,47

EC Funding – IPN

FEDER - 84.123,38

Duration

36 Meses

Start Date

2017-11-01

End Date

2020-10-31

Approval Date

2017-09-26

Consortium

TEKEVER ASDS, LDA
ACTIVE SPACE TECHNOLOGIES - ACTIVIDADES AEROESPACIAIS, S.A.
CEIIA - CENTRO DE ENGENHARIA E DESENVOLVIMENTO (ASSOCIAÇÃO)
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
OMNIDEA LDA
TEKEVER III COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, LDA
TEKEVER SPACE - SISTEMAS ESPACIAIS, LDA
UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
ACTIVE AEROGELS, LDA
UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA
GMVIS SKYSOFT, S.A.
HPS HIGH PERFORMANCE STRUCTURES GESTÃO E ENGENHARIA, LDA
LABORATÓRIO IBÉRICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA (LIN)
INSTITUTO PEDRO NUNES-ASSOCIAÇÃO PARA A INOVAÇÃO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DE TOMAR
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TÉCNICO
INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICAÇÕES
SONDAR.I - AMOSTRAGENS E TECNOLOGIAS DO AR, LDA
SPIN.WORKS S.A.
UNIVERSIDADE DA BEIRA INTERIOR

Partners

 

Keywords

MIcrosatellite, constelation, Communication, maritime applications