MERMIG

Modular CMOS Photonic Integrated Micro-Gyroscope


Acronym: MERMIG
Project type: European
Period: 01-10-2012 / 30-06-2015
Reference: FP7-SPACE-2012-1-313037
Coordinator: UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Web: www.mermig-space.eu
Research lines involved: Assembly and Packaging Laboratory


Project description:
Space system vendors seek for solutions to deliver small size and cost-effective sensor systems to “de-congest” satellite payloads, drastically reduce the equipment cost and open the possibility for new generation of micro-payload systems. MERMIG invests in the right mix of silicon photonic CMOS-compatible component fabrication and nano-imprint lithography laser fabrication for developing low-cost, compact, and power-efficient gyroscopes responding to the need for robust IMUs. Both technologies are being adopted by the terrestrial telecom market and MERMIG will develop them for bringing their unique advantages into space sensor systems.


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Participants:

  • UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA (SPAIN)
  • DAS PHOTONICS SL (SPAIN)
  • ASTRIUM S.A.S. (FRANCE)
  • CONSTELEX TECHNOLOGY ENABLERS LTD (GREECE)
  • MODULIGHT OY (FINLAND)
  • IHP GMBH - INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ INSTITUT FUER INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK (GERMANY)
  • POLITECNICO DI BARI (ITALY)