GAIA

Photonics Front-End for Next-Generation SAR Application


Acronym: GAIA
Project type: European
Period: 01-10-2012 / 01-10-2015
Reference: FP7-SPACE-2012-1-313290
Coordinator: UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Web: www.gaiafp7space.eu
Research lines involved: Assembly and Packaging Laboratory


Project description:
The aim of GAIA is the development of the photonic technology required in future array antenna systems to allow the implementation of next generation SAR applications for future Earth observation missions. Therefore, new concepts and technologies will be developed in order to provide a complete modular antenna system with a net gain in bandwidth/resolution, size, mass, complexity and cost when compared with traditional implementations.


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Participants:

  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA (SPAIN)
  • Space Engineering (ITALY)
  • AMO GmbH (GERMANY)
  • RAL-STFC Space (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • DAS PHOTONICS (SPAIN)