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De-risk assessment: OrbFIX - PPP GNSS Receiver for CubeSats

Sat, 11/12/2022 - 02:01
Start Date: 
2019
Programme: 
GSTP
End Date: 
2020
Programme Reference: 
G617-241TAdc
Country: 
Romania
Prime Contractor: 
Romanian InSpace Engineering SRL
Status: 
Closed
Description: 

A new activity with GSTP Element 1 and Romania has developed a GNSS receiver based on COTS components that can achieve positioning accuracy to less than 10 cm without trading a loss in robustness.

Called OrbFIX, this GNSS receiver for space can produce high positioning precision in the vital low volume, mass and power consumption required for small satellites. At the same time, it is being produced for low cost, making it affordable despite its advanced technology.

After successfully concluding the Preliminary Design Review, the very promising receiver was tested to withstand radiation, in a thermal-vacuum chamber, in a stratospheric balloon and in a GNSS simulator, replicating operations in a Low-Earth Orbit.

Next, the OrbFIX receiver will be developed up to TRL 8, going through critical design, testing and qualification procedures.

Application Domain: 
Generic Technologies
Technology Domain: 
10 - Flight Dynamics and GNSS
Competence Domain: 
3-Avionic Systems
Initial TRL: 
TRL N/A
Target TRL: 
TRL N/A
Public Document: 
Type: 
Executive Summary
File: 
Type: 
Executive Summary