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PTTI Funded projects - an overview of 3 evaluations!
The PTTI project – National Technology Transfer Initiative in Portugal - gathers Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), the Space Office of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) and the European Space Agency (ESA) for a collaboration with the general goal of strengthening the competitiveness of the Portuguese space industry by supporting and facilitating the transfer of space technologies to non-space markets.

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PTTI project – National Technology Transfer Initiative in Portugal

  1. 1. PORTUGUESE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER INITIATIVE
  2. 2. OUR GOAL STRENGTHENING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF THE PORTUGUESE SPACE INDUSTRY BY SUPPORTING AND FACILITATING THE TRANSFER OF SPACE TECHNOLOGIES TO NON-SPACE MARKETS
  3. 3. PTTI RESULTS 14 PROJECTS: PTTI RESULTS 6 DEMONSTRATORS, 9 PROJECTS: 8 FEASIBILITY 6 DEMONSTRATORS, STUDIES 320.000 3 FEASIBILITY 1 OF FUNDING STUDIES TO THE 225.000 TECHNOLOGY 1 OF FUNDING TRANSFER PROJECTS TO THE TECHNOLOGY 11 NON-TRANSFER SPACE MARKETS: PROJECTS AUTOMOTIVE, 7 NON-SPACE UAVS, LOGISTICS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, MARKETS: MEDICAL AUTOMOTIVE, UAV, RAILWAY, LOGISTICS, DEVICES, ENVIRONMENTAL RENEWABLE OIL & GAS, REMEDIATION, ENERGY, MEDICAL AVIATION AND AIR NAVIGATION, DEVICES, OIL OCEAN & GAS, AND INLAND RAILWAY WATERS, PRECISION AGRICULTURE
  4. 4. UNINOVA INTELLIGENT LANDING ACTIVE AEROGELS AEROGELS FOR PIPELINE INSULATION AEROGELS FOR HYDROCARBONS ADSORPTION GMV SKYSOFT AUTONOMOUS INERTIA ESTIMATION MODULAR (AIR) OPERATING SYSTEM LUSOSPACE AUGMENTED REALITY DEIMOS ENGENHARIA GALILEO GNSS RECEIVER GNSS-REFLECTOMETRY FOR WATER ALTIMETRY
  5. 5. PRESENT TECHNOLOGIES SPACE WEATHER ISQ STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS MONITORING EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES RELIABLE MODULAR PLATFORM ACTIVE ANTENNA ARRAY CRITICAL SOFTWARE SPACE SYSTEMS RELIABILITY METHDOLOGIES APPLICATION OF ECSS STANDARDS
  6. 6. INTRODUCTION BY FCT PRESIDENT The fascination of space for citizens and the importance of the space sector for Europe are today widely acknowledged. Space-based systems and their applications play an undisputed role in modern society, through the increasing number of services which they provide in the areas of navigation, telecommunications and Earth observation, through their contribution to Europe’s sectorial policies, such as climate change, agriculture or security, and even via the many possibilities for entrepreneurship and technology transfer. Acknowledging the increasingly global impact of space programmes, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) proudly supported the Portuguese Technology Transfer Initiative (PTTI). This pioneering initiative, led by Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), marked a new stage in the development of the space sector in Portugal, by boosting synergies between the space sector and others, such as aeronautics, the automotive or health sectors. It is thus a great pleasure to write a preface for this catalogue, which highlights the success cases supported by the initiative. It is an important tool in raising awareness of the impact of these projects in a range of areas, and of the potential of the space sector in general. It is FCT’s firm intention to keep supporting ambitious initiatives of space technology transfer, which are essential instruments to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector and also contribute to increasing the impact of public investment in the economy and in society. Today we acknowledge the success of PTTI in the launch of the first ESA Space Business Incubation Center (BIC) in Portugal, which will create even more opportunities for entrepreneurs wanting to take advantage of the potential of space solutions applied to terrestrial applications. Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those stakeholders who contribute to the success of the space sector in Portugal, and in particular IPN, for leading these very successful initiatives in space innovation, in the year that ESA and Europe are celebrating the 50th anniversary of European Cooperation in Space. Miguel Seabra
  7. 7. NOTE BY IPN PRESIDENT It is a privilege for Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) to manage and implement the Portuguese Technology Transfer in Portugal (PTTI) in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). The initiative was launched in October 2012 and by the end of 2014 it will have boosted the transfer of existing space technologies to non-space markets, achieved by several companies and R&D institutions working in the Portuguese space sector. The implementation of the PTTI was made through the publication of a permanent open call for Feasibility Studies and Demonstrators and the distribution of funding, after thorough evaluation by a reputed Steering Committee. IPN is pleased to have partnered with ESA and FCT in such initiative that expands the growth prospects of entities in multiple regions of Portugal and that sponsors projects that materialize ESA’s mission to give novel uses to space technology and competencies. Besides supporting promising business opportunities for the funded entities, the PTTI contributed to increase the visibility of the wider Portuguese space industry and academia and called the attention to their ability to further generate economic activity through the creation of new spin-offs, start-ups and highly skilled jobs. As a technology transfer organization from the University of Coimbra, IPN acts as a strong link between academia and the business sector and develops its work through R&TD activities in partnership with enterprises, specialized training and tech business incubation. These put IPN in a good position to act as a global broker for the Portuguese space sector. As a member of ESA’s Technology Transfer Network (TTN), IPN promotes the best and most promising Portuguese space technologies and competencies, fostering new commercial ventures and expanding the market outreach of the Portuguese space industry and academia. Finally, we would like to take the opportunity to thank all the Portuguese space players for their feedback and committed participation in the PTTI and to thank ESA and FCT for trusting us with this initiative. In fact, the PTTI has prepared the ground for further expanding IPN’s technology transfer mission, namely through the future implementation of an ESA Business Incubation Centre (BIC) and Ambassador Platform in Portugal, to which we look forward. Teresa Mendes
  8. 8. AEROGELS FOR PIPELINE INSULATION COMPANY ACTIVE AEROGELS TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN/SUBDOMAIN THERMAL / THERMAL PROTECTION TYPE OF PROJECT DEMONSTRATOR NON-SPACE MARKET OIL & GAS / PIPELINE THERMAL INSULATION URL: WWW.ACTIVEAEROGELS.COM CONTACT PERSON: BRUNO CARVALHO EMAIL: INFO@ACTIVEAEROGELS.COM CONTACT NUMBER: +351 239 700 333
  9. 9. SPACE TECHNOLOGY Aeroflex are synthetic, porous, ultralight materials offering exceptional properties suitable for highly performing insulation applications. Aeroflex thermal conductivity, along with other tailorable properties, presents exceptional advantages for space applications where thermal insulation is critical, namely in launchers, entry probes, landers, rovers, and balloons. Aeroflex materials are particularly suitable to provide thermal protection in harsh planetary environments. SPACE HERITAGE In the last two decades Aerogels have drawn much attention due to their special properties, namely density and thermal insulation. For this reason, aerogels are currently being used on-board Mars rovers (from Sojourner to Curiosity) providing thermal insulation for components, and are being considered for future missions as well. Aerogel is also being used on the International Space Station (ISS), on the MEDET experiment, in this case with the purpose to capture micrometeoroid and debris particles. With a similar application Aerogel was used in the Stardust Sample Collection (SSC) to trap micro particles, since aerogels can decelerate high velocity particles without totally vaporising them. Additionally, space agencies are considering to apply high-surface-area aerogels to protect astronauts against extreme conditions. APPLICATION TO THE PIPELINE INSULATION MARKET The most valuable pipelines are those transporting crude oil and refined petroleum. High quality, safe and long lasting insulation materials are required, capable of sustaining harsh outdoor environments, and of serving multiple purposes. On the other hand, cryogenic lines require high performance insulation in order to keep maximum efficiency. Aeroflex has very low density and thermal conductivity providing better thermal insulation with lower thickness and weight. Furthermore, the material is non-flammable and fire resistant, essential for pipelines carrying flammable substances, and its hydrophobicity provides corrosion resistance. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES Aeroflex is presented in a flexible blanket format, which can be shaped to the desired format. Its mechanical properties show no noticeable modification in the temperature range from – 180 to 350ºC. Active Aerogels’ production technology is based on a low cost drying process, and due to the chemical affinity between the fibres and the bulk material, Aeroflex presents low particle shedding. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY THE NON-SPACE MARKET ABOUT ACTIVE AEROGELS Active Aerogels offers nano-structured materials for a wide range of applications such as thermal super-insulation, effluent treatment, and controlled drug release.
  10. 10. AEROGELS FOR HYDROCARBONS ADSORPTION COMPANY ACTIVE AEROGELS TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN/SUBDOMAIN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL LIFE SUPPORT (ECLS) AND IN-SITU RESOURCE UTILISATION (ISRU) / ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL LIFE SUPPORT (ECLS) TYPE OF PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY NON-SPACE MARKET ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION URL: WWW.ACTIVEAEROGELS.COM CONTACT PERSON: BRUNO CARVALHO EMAIL: INFO@ACTIVEAEROGELS.COM CONTACT NUMBER: +351 239 700 333
  11. 11. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY SPACE TECHNOLOGY Aerogel is an ultralight material with outstanding properties such as very low thermal conductivity, high porosity and high specific surface area. Such unusual properties, especially the combination of the low density and the highly performing insulation, make them very attractive and competitive for space applications. In this field, aerogels could be applied in launchers, balloons, rovers, entry probes or even in harsh planetary environments like a thermal protector. SPACE HERITAGE Due to the special properties of aerogels such as density, thermal conductivity and porosity, aerogels have been used in some important space applications. As a thermal insulator aerogels are currently being used on-board Mars rovers (from Sojourner to Curiosity). Since aerogels can decelerate high velocity particles without totally vaporising them, they are also being used on the International Space Station (ISS), on the MEDET experiment so as to capture micrometeoroid and debris particles. THE NON-SPACE MARKET APPLICATION TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION MARKET Environmental pollution by organic compounds, in particular by hydrocarbons, means significant health risks to humans and biota. The growing contamination levels and the governments concern which have implemented more stringent regulation in this field, demand the search for cost-effective and efficient methods to remove pollutants. In particular, events such as the 2010 BP oil spill when 200 million gallons of crude oil was pumped into the Gulf of Mexico for a total of 87 days, call for new and efficient cleaning technologies. Among the technologies available to minimize the pollution caused by hydrocarbons, the sorption process is considered one of the most promising approaches since they facilitate the process given their high uptake rate. Aerogels due to their unique properties can represent a unique approach as advanced adsorption materials with high sorption capacity and selectivity, good recyclability as well as affordable and environmentally friendly. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES Aerogels have properties such as high surface area (> 500 m2 g-1), high porosity (<98%) and hydrophobicity which make them a simple and more efficient alternative as adsorbent of pollutants than the commonly used activated carbon. Furthermore, aerogels can be re-used as adsorbents in several adsorption/desorption cycles, overcoming the disadvantages of activated carbon such as slow kinetics and limited removal capacity.
  12. 12. SPACE SYSTEMS RELIABILITY METHODOLOGIES FAULT INJECTION COMPANY CRITICAL SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN/SUBDOMAIN QUALITY, DEPENDABILITY AND SAFETY / SYSTEM DEPENDABILITY AND SAFETY TYPE OF PROJECT DEMONSTRATOR NON-SPACE MARKET AUTOMOTIVE URL: WWW.CRITICALSOFTWARE.COM CONTACT PERSON: LUÍS GARGATÉ EMAIL: INFO@CRITICALSOFTWARE.COM CONTACT NUMBER: +351 239 989 100
  13. 13. SPACE TECHNOLOGY Space systems require very high levels of reliability and availability. Fault Injection is the reference technology used to test space embedded systems; it is the most effective method for stress testing embedded systems beyond nominal operation. The goal is to ensure that the system has built-in fault-tolerance mechanisms which work as expected, ensuring it can respond appropriately to unusual or exceptional events. SPACE HERITAGE Fault Injection has been used by CRITICAL Software for robustness testing in the following ESA missions/projects: – Herschel/Planck application software and operating system validation; – Sentinel-1 operating system and run time environment validation; – Free/open-source real-time, executive for on-board space applications; – Remote Exploration Experiment for validating the cluster of computers on-board the spacecraft. Other non-ESA customers: NASA, CASC and JAXA and Chinese Telecom and Avionics institutions. APPLICATION TO THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR Robustness of embedded systems in the automotive market is of paramount importance. It affects the perceived quality of cars for end-users, it impacts safety, and it can have significant financial impacts if car (or system) recalls are necessary. CRITICAL Software’s Fault Injection technology is now part of an integrated system testing solution, which includes Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) and Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) capabilities. It is a state-of-the-art solution whose added-value is the inclusion of robustness testing through Fault Injection, and whose goal is to effectively test and qualify embedded automotive systems according to ISO 26262. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES The technology is the most effective way of performing robustness testing on embedded systems. It is particularly useful when testing and validating complex systems, and also the interactions between several systems in a car. Typical usage scenarios are in testing complex Electronic Control Units (ECU) like an engine control unit, or an electronic stability program and/or ABS control unit. Technically advantages include the possibility to inject faults and monitor the activation of errors and their impact on the target system, without intrusiveness on the software level, or at the target hardware level. The goal is to evaluate the target system under realistic conditions, and to feedback information into the development process of the ECU in order to avoid serious or undesirable behaviour in the end product. CRITICAL Software is an international company with offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, USA, Brazil, Angola and Mozambique. As a CMMI level 5 company, CRITICAL Software offers highly-specialized solutions in the area of safety-critical embedded systems for automotive, railway, medical devices, aerospace, space and defence segments. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY THE NON-SPACE MARKET ABOUT CRITICAL SOFTWARE
  14. 14. APPLICATION OF ECSS STANDARDS COMPANY CRITICAL SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN/SUBDOMAIN QUALITY, DEPENDABILITY AND SAFETY / SOFTWARE QUALITY TYPE OF PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY NON-SPACE MARKET MEDICAL DEVICES URL: WWW.CRITICALSOFTWARE.COM CONTACT PERSON: LUÍS GARGATÉ EMAIL: INFO@CRITICALSOFTWARE.COM CONTACT NUMBER: +351 239 989 100
  15. 15. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY SPACE TECHNOLOGY / COMPETENCIES CRITICAL Software is leveraging its competencies and knowledge of the ECSS space standards, and finding synergies between the verification & validation, safety-assurance and qualification of embedded systems in the space segment and in the Medical Devices segment. SPACE HERITAGE The European Space Standards, ECSS, form the basis of CRITICAL Software’s approach to system’s verification & validation, as well as safety-assurances practices. Over the years, the company’s experience with this body of standards has been applied to virtually all of the company’s projects with ESA. With the company’s expansion into similar safety-critical segments, such as Aerospace and Medical Devices, this knowledge and the maturity of the standards themselves has proved crucial in our success, and it is reflected in the success of our clients in these segments. THE NON-SPACE MARKET APPLICATION TO THE MEDICAL DEVICES SECTOR CRITICAL Software derives its knowledge and experience from several mature markets, where safety-critical embedded technologies are a key element of success. Working in the aeronautics, space, defence, railway and automotive markets, besides the Medical Devices domain gives us a horizontal out-of-the-box view about the main critical-paths in the certification of safety-critical applications. CRITICAL Software offers mature testing, validation and safety-assurance integrated services and solutions for embedded systems in highly-innovative Medical Devices (MD). COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES Our standard-specific knowledge and hands-on experience with embedded systems then provides us an unparalleled capacity for applying cross-domain synergies, which lead to significant and measureable improvements in the certification processes of Medical Devices. The value-added in CRITICAL Software’s approach is the very efficient application of mature processes in what regards testing and qualification of software-dependent MD systems. We are experts in the ISO 13485, ISO 14971, IEC 60601 and IEC 62304 standards, and their application to the development of embedded systems. Our goal is to leverage our standard-specific domain-knowledge, while we help our client MD companies to focus on the value-added of their products. Original RDFixer
  16. 16. GALILEO GNSS RECEIVER COMPANY DEIMOS ENGENHARIA TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN/SUBDOMAIN FLIGHT DYNAMICS AND GNSS / GNSS SYSTEM AND GROUND-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES TYPE OF PROJECT DEMONSTRATOR NON-SPACE MARKET UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV) URL: WWW.DEIMOS.COM.PT CONTACT PERSON: PEDRO FREIRE DA SILVA EMAIL: GRIP@DEIMOS.COM.PT CONTACT NUMBER: +351 218 933 010
  17. 17. SPACE TECHNOLOGY GPS satellite navigation technology has been a powerful enabler of new products/applications and drivers of productivity gains in many economic activities. With the advent of Galileo, the possibilities will greatly increase. GPS and Galileo, more generally termed GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) consist in a constellation of orbiting satellites that constantly transmit radio signals. Such signals are then captured by user receiver terminals, allowing the user to determine its position and time. SPACE HERITAGE Over the past years, as a result of its research and development efforts, DEIMOS has developed a GNSS Galileo user receiver that explores the Galileo AltBOC modulation for new applications. The receiver acquires radio signals transmitted by the satellite constellation for navigation purposes, thus it is considered a space-based technology. APPLICATION TO THE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV) MARKET Navigation of UAVs in harsh GNSS environments such as close to trees, buildings and other tall objects contaminates the navigation solution. This substantially complicates an accurate and precise UAV positioning required for certain critical applications such as aerial inspection (building structures, windpower generators, high voltage electric towers). The GNSS receiver based on AltBOC modulation and respective code measurements contribute in enabling navigation under these harsh scenarios, providing increased confidence in the UAV pilot and also end user. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES Technical Advantages: The receiver explores Galileo AltBOC modulation, which has an unparalleled (when compared to GPS) intrinsic characteristic of ultra-low noise and multipath robust code observables (distance from satellite to receiver), in contrast to Carrier phase observables (distance from satellite to receiver which is more accurate but is ambiguous), which are prone to discontinuities (so called cycle-slips) and even loss of lock, especially in urban environments. Business Advantages: The receiver provides a differentiation factor and enables new applications with growth potential such as aerial inspection based on UAVs. DEIMOS Engenharia, SA is a private Portuguese Aerospace Engineering company, delivering advanced design solutions and turn-key space SW systems. Building on a solid team of highly motivated and specialized engineers, the company is now a reference player in the European space sector. To learn more vist: www.deimos.com.pt THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY THE NON-SPACE MARKET ABOUT DEIMOS ENGENHARIA
  18. 18. GNSS-REFLEC-TOMETRY FOR WATER ALTIMETRY COMPANY DEIMOS ENGENHARIA TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN/SUBDOMAIN FLIGHT DYNAMICS AND GNSS / GNSS SYSTEM AND GROUND-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES TYPE OF PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY NON-SPACE MARKET OCEAN AND INLAND WATERS URL: WWW.DEIMOS.COM.PT CONTACT PERSON: PEDRO FREIRE DA SILVA EMAIL: INFO@DEIMOS.COM.PT CONTACT NUMBER: +351 218 933 010
  19. 19. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY SPACE TECHNOLOGY GPS satellite navigation technology has been a powerful enabler of new products/applications and drivers of productivity gains in many economic activities. With the advent of Galileo, the possibilities will greatly increase. GPS and Galileo, more generally termed GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) consist in a constellation of orbiting satellites that constantly transmit radio signals. Such signals are then captured by user receiver terminals, allowing the user to determine its position and time. SPACE HERITAGE Over the past years DEIMOS has been developing an innovative GPS and Galileo receiver. The receiver version is already in commercialisation for R&D and education proposes and it has been used in several research projects to demonstrate Galileo new features with live field trials, including GNSS-Reflectometry, that is, the use of GNSS reflected signals on the water surface and its comparison with direct signals. Results achieved with DEIMOS GNSS-R prototype sensor, which uses DEIMOS receiver, under project SARGO (QREN SI-IDT) clearly point to improved water height altimetry using Galileo. THE NON-SPACE MARKET APPLICATION TO THE OCEAN AND INLAND WATERS MARKETS The installation and maintenance of water level measurement devices involves technical challenges and non-negligible costs. Measurement devices have to be in contact or very close to the water, so the number of potential measurements per site is greatly reduced. Additionally, the harsh environment where these sensors operate (e.g buoys, pressure sensors) require periodic maintenance at high costs and frequent loss of equipment during rigorous winters or under extreme natural events, ultimately leading to large down times and extra costs. The current efforts made worldwide to upgrade water level sensor networks comprising several thousand sensors with new and more accurate technologies such as RADAR, unfortunately suffer from the same operational drawbacks. This feasibility study characterizes the market potential of the GNSS-R based water measurement sensors that use Galileo and assess the business viability of GNSS-R sensors for ocean and inland waters, a non-space market and ultimately to support the decision of future investment in the maturation and wide deployment of GNSS-R technology. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES GNSS-R for water level measurements is considered an unexplored business opportunity a novel technique for remote sensing the water surface. Similar to RADAR, it follows a Remote Sensing approach, and is therefore not in direct contact with the water, thus requiring low maintenance. In contrast to radar and other technologies, however, it does not require deployment directly above the water surface, since a GNSS-R device can be mounted on the shore next to the water surface, even hundreds of meters away from ocean waves and its deleterious effect on the equipment. GNSS-R allows: – Lower installation and maintenance costs, comparable to RADAR and acoustic sensors and significantly better than float and pressure sensors; – Ease of operation, comparable to RADAR and acoustic sensors and significantly better than float and pressure; – High resilience to adverse sea conditions, better than RADAR and acoustic sensors which needs to be installed above the water and significantly better than float and pressure sensors; – Ability to take measurements where RADAR cannot be in-stalled, such as in cliffs and other locations of difficult access;
  20. 20. RELIABLE MODULAR PLATFORM COMPANY EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN / SUBDOMAIN ON-BOARD DATA SYSTEMS / PAYLOAD DATA PROCESSING TYPE OF PROJECT DEMONSTRATOR NON-SPACE MARKET RAILWAY URL: WWW.EVOLEOTECH.COM CONTACT PERSON: RODOLFO MARTINS EMAIL: INFO@EVOLEOTECH.COM CONTACT NUMBER: + 351 229 424 327 ®
  21. 21. SPACE TECHNOLOGY The Space technology that is in the basis of RMOP includes Hardware and Software on Flight Payload Development, namely for Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) as gateway data handling platforms. These include: On Board SW over RTOS, Data Handling & Processing – RadHard LEON3FT CPU, Power Distribution – RadHard, LCLs, ON/OFF, Load mon-itoring, System Integration – Engineering analysis & inte-gration, Payload System – Baseline for experiments or simplified payloads. SPACE HERITAGE The actual development of these competencies is mature and is based on what was made for the TDP8 Payload for Alphasat Satellite and AOLTB Project. The objective is the same – develop a gateway of acquisition and data processing that makes a separation between the main platform and the non critical parties. In this case it will be a railway platform. APPLICATION TO THE RAILWAY MARKET The railway market has a very difficult entry mode for out-side companies due to the fear in the lack of reliability in the interference of outside parties in the train. Any entity wanting to make a product, involving on-board systems, have to ensure that the solutions do not have negative impact nor interact with the critical systems. In this case, the interaction would be only through Evoleo platform and, through it, to the railway operator. The system provides improvements to actual solutions in terms of modularity, being a plug & play off the shelf equipment, with mechan-ical robustness and low power consumption allied to relia-bility and security. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES The business opportunity lies in the leverage of the development of new subsystems and on-board technologies, by having a single interfacing platform, the proposed Evoleo one. – For maintenance companies like EMEF, it means life easier with a new subsystem to be installed, with less time for approval, fewer interfaces, less maintenance training and time spent. Evoleo platform can be chosen as the one for the addition of new systems and for any on-board maintenance required (e.g. vibrations, loads, failures monitoring, testing). – For the 3rd party developers, it becomes an opportunity to easier develop, install and sell subsystems to trains. No need to pass costly and time consuming requirements constrains. – Ultimately, as long term goal, the train manufacturers could also adopt the same platform built-in to their products. EVOLEO is a SME holding a multidisciplinary engineering team investing in skills related to the design of critical and complex electronic systems, embracing five areas of activity: Space, Transportation, Energy, Industry and Health. EVOLEO searches and promotes partnerships and networking with centers of knowledge and industry players, in line with its mission of providing high-end and differentiated electronic engineering solutions, seeking continuous improvement, flexibility, quality and customer oriented innovation. We aim international recognition as a technological company for leveraging partnerships, added value enhancement and sustainable growth. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY THE NON-SPACE MARKET ABOUT EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES
  22. 22. ACTIVE ANTENNA ARRAY COMPANY EVOLEO TECHNOLOGIES TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN / SUBDOMAIN RF PAYLOAD AND SYSTEMS / TELECOMMUNICATION (SUB-)SYSTEMS TYPE OF PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY NON-SPACE MARKET UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV) URL: WWW.EVOLEOTECH.COM CONTACT PERSON: RODOLFO MARTINS EMAIL: INFO@EVOLEOTECH.COM CONTACT NUMBER: + 351 229 424 327 ®
  23. 23. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY SPACE TECHNOLOGY The effort placed in active antenna array (AAA) development for space applications was strongly increased in recent years due to the appearance of Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistor technology. The combination of these two technologies is a key factor that will allow in a near future to replace the bulky traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTA). SPACE HERITAGE The concept of AAA for space applications is not yet completely widespread, but the technology is being considered and it is used in current ongoing space projects, where the concepts are continuously being optimized. The obtained results of these projects are extremely valuable and can be used, with simple adaptations, in other segments. THE NON-SPACE MARKET APPLICATION TO THE MARKET F OR UAV FOR CIVIL APPLICATIONS Currently, the size of unmanned air vehicles (UAV) for civil applications, strongly limits the possible applications, due to cost constraints. In addition, the size limits the on-board allowed equipment that is used for radio communications with the ground station. As a consequence, the data rate that is currently achieved is low, not allowing high quality video, for instance. The possibility to include AAA in the UAV and/or in the ground station will optimize the energy exchange between the two, increasing the radiated power, minimizing the energy wasted and allowing improved communications with the same battery size. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES Technologically, since the proposed technology provides significant gains in communication efficiency over the existing one, the gains are evident. From the business perspective, the UAV applications can be translated in new services (eg. video recording with improved quality) will be possible or improving the existing ones (eg. longer flight times). In either way, both the UAV manufacturers and the end users will collect benefits.
  24. 24. AUTONOMOUS INERTIA ESTIMATION COMPANY GMV SKYSOFT TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN / SUBDOMAIN SPACE SYSTEM CONTROL / GUIDANCE NAVIGATION AND CONTROL (GNC) TYPE OF PROJECT DEMONSTRATOR NON-SPACE MARKET AUTOMOTIVE URL: WWW.GMV.COM CONTACT PERSON: EMANUELE DI SOTTO EMAIL: EDISOTTO@GMV.COM CONTACT NUMBER: +351 213 829 366
  25. 25. SPACE TECHNOLOGY GMV has developed a relevant technology related to the autonomous identification of space vehicles inertia charac-teristics (MCI) for improving the vehicle control capabilities and performances. This technology, based on processing inertial measurements already available on-board, allows the estimation of space vehicles mass, centre of mass position and inertia during the flight. SPACE HERITAGE The actual development of these competencies is mature and is based on what was made for the TDP8 Payload for Alphasat Satellite and AOLTB Project. The objective is the same – develop a gateway of acquisition and data processing that makes a separation between the main platform and the non critical parties. In this case it will be a railway platform. APPLICATION TO THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET The automotive sector represents a very appealing area for spinning off this technology. The opportunity of determining the real masses within a vehicle and their distribution could be useful embedded in cars to improve their stability on all those vehicles equipped with dynamic suspension systems. Also relevant is the application to the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV). In this case the system can be effectively used to identify the number of occupants in a car and habilitate the use of dedicated lane in highways or bridges. Moreover the information concerning the occupant can be also used for all those system concerning with automatic tolling depending on the number of occupants. The target market for HOV is of about more 1.5 millions of cars in Europe and, among them, 80000 in Portugal that could implement this technology. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES GMV has achieved the goal of integrating and testing an HW-DEMONSTRATOR allowing a car to autonomously determine its real weight and masses distribution. Such a system is not currently available on the market. GMV demonstrator presents several competitive advantages: is a completely stand-alone system that can be integrated in a small and cheap demonstrator. Moreover, the system can be also embedded in modern smart phones providing encouraging performances. GMV is a privately owned technological business group with an international presence. Founded in 1984, GMV offers its solutions, services and products in very diverse sectors: Aeronautics, Banking and Finances, Space, Defense, Health, Security, Transportation, Telecommunications, and Information Technology for Public Administration and large corporations. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY THE NON-SPACE MARKET ABOUT GMV SKYSOFT
  26. 26. MODULAR (AIR) OPERATING SYSTEM COMPANY GMV SKYSOFT TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN / SUBDOMAIN SPACE SYSTEM SOFTWARE / SPACE SEGMENT SOFTWARE TYPE OF PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY NON-SPACE MARKET PRECISION AGRICULTURE URL: WWW.GMV.COM CONTACT PERSON: JOÃO CINTRA EMAIL: JOAO.CINTRA@GMV.COM CONTACT NUMBER: +351 213 829 366
  27. 27. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY SPACE TECHNOLOGY For more than 15 years GMV has developed relevant technology on On-board software (OBSW), Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA), Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS), Time and Space Partitioning (TSP) Software. Based on this experience, GMV has developed a Time and Space Partitioned Real-Time Operating System that has been used in Space projects mainly for ESA, e.g. IMA4Space and MultIMA. SPACE HERITAGE The AIR operating system had a fundamental role in the definition of ESA IMA for Space architecture. As an operating system created for space applications, AIR has been optimized to support robust partitioning for systems of much smaller size than aircrafts. Most of AIR provided characteristics are desirable to Unmanned Vehicles (UV) platforms. Following this reasoning, it is expected that the benefits brought by IMA to space platforms can also be transposed to unmanned vehicle platforms. Allying with the GMV knowledge on Earth Observation technologies used in precision agriculture (PA), AIR is being applied to UV for PA. THE NON-SPACE MARKET APPLICATION TO THE PRECISION A GRICULTURE MARKET Using the flexibility of a UV with AIR4ARM the outcomes of this study can be applied in conjunction with the platforms that GMV already has in place to support precision agriculture. The application of UVs in PA will not only improve the usefulness of the information acquired by improving data granularity but it will also allow the management of aspects that would be impossible by using satellite images only. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES The AIR4ARM study stands as a first step to create one relevant solution to improve the accuracy of management not only on the point of view of land usage but mainly in pest control. Automating the monitoring of crops with UVs will allow better human resource management, improved pest control, fungicide usage optimization, water regulation and in consequence, better quality and greater quantity of crops.
  28. 28. STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS MONITORING COMPANY ISQ TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN / SUBDOMAIN STRUCTURES & PYROTECHNICS / DAMAGE TOLERANCE AND HEALTH MONITORING TYPE OF PROJECT DEMONSTRATOR NON-SPACE MARKET RENEWABLE ENERGY URL: WWW.ISQ.PT CONTACT PERSON: PAULO CHAVES EMAIL: PACHAVES@ISQ.PT CONTACT NUMBER: +351 214 229 438
  29. 29. SPACE TECHNOLOGY Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) methods have been developed to deliver structural health information that supports decision making actions in terms of maintenance, logistics, mission planning, systems qualification, thus ensuring high levels of safety, and also lowering costs. SHM systems have been developed and deployed in space-craft components: spacecraft panels, composite overwrapped pressure vessels, supporting ground structures, and ther-mal protection systems. The electromechanical impedance (EMI), technique is an established method for SHM of structural components. SPACE HERITAGE The development of SHM systems at NASA were triggered in 2003 after the accident of the space shuttle Columbia. SHM technologies have been developed in order to facilitate frequent inspections of critical components for structural damage. These components include launch vehicles, fuel tanks, crew habitats and other components. The develop-ment of EMI techniques for space applications had been also investigated in a programme initiated in 2004 for Space Qualified Non-Destructive Evaluation & Health Monitoring system to detect cracks, corrosion, disbonds and cracks under bolts for a stiffened panel. The Phase II of the program matured significantly and aligned the development of this system with the needs of NASA, reaching TRL 5 at the end of Phase II. APPLICATION TO THE RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET Under normal operation schedules, wind turbines (WTs) have an average annual maintenance expenditure of around 2% of the original wind turbine investment. However, unpredictable failure of certain WT components (such as, turbine blades, tower, gearbox, generator, braking system, yaw system, etc.) can lead to substantially higher maintenance costs and reduced availability. To increase the competitiveness of wind energy in comparison to other power generation technologies, significant and measurable improvements in the availability, reliability and lifetime of WT need to be achieved in the foreseeable future, where the monitoring and inspection technologies play a crucial role. From the operational point of view, a weak point was identified regarding the inspection and monitoring of the bolted joints. These elements are critical and an improvement in the existing methodologies was identified. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES This approach will lead to an important reduction of the inspection time and associated costs. The proposed EMI technique has also the capability of continuously monitoring the wind blades, preventing the detection of the defects only in an advanced stage of growing that causes an increment on the associated repairing costs and time, and a considerable reduction of the availability of WT. This EMI technique will also be applicable to the structural monitoring of the bolted joint in the base of the tower, as well along the overall structure for the case of towers in the joint between the different shells. ISQ is a privately owned and independently run technological entity with a consolidated turnover (ISQ group) that surpassed 87 million Euros in 2012 (57% overseas). For the energy production industry ISQ already developed specific inspection techniques for wind generation towers, cryogenic tanks, or NDI qualification methods for clients such as Martifer, Enagás and International scientific organisations such as ITER. ISQ is delivering services for the space industry, such as testing services, in several development projects, and has permanent activities at the European Space Center in Kourou since 2003. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY THE NON-SPACE MARKET ABOUT ISQ
  30. 30. AUGMENTED REALITY THROUGH THE USE OF HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAYS COMPANY LUSOSPACE TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN / SUBDOMAIN OPTICS / OPTICAL EQUIPMENT AND INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY TYPE OF PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY NON-SPACE MARKET LOGISTICS URL: WWW.LUSOSPACE.COM CONTACT PERSON: RUI SEMIDE EMAIL: RSEMIDE@LUSOSPACE.COM CONTACT NUMBER: +351 213 974 363
  31. 31. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY THE NON-SPACE MARKET SPACE TECHNOLOGY LusoSpace’s incursion on the field of Augmented Reality started with ESA’s activity “Auxiliary Direct Visualisation of Information Tools for Space Application”, from 2004 to 2006. This was a study of direct visualization display system tech-nologies (Head Mounted or Head-Up displays) and in the identification of their applications for the support of astro-nauts during EVAs (Extra Vehicular Activities). At the end of the activity a baseline design was proposed. SPACE HERITAGE So far LusoSpace has been or is involved in a total of 30 ESA or Augmented Reality activities, such as Navigation (21 magnetometers contracted), Photonics (Optical Ground Support, LIDAR, Lasers sources and amplifiers, Optical communications) and Augmented Reality (development of a totally disruptive solution called a Lisplay (a lens and display combined) to be used in HMD that could ultimately be as light and comfortable as today’s sunglasses (2 patents pending). APPLICATION TO THE LOGISTICS MARKET Head Mounted Displays (HMD) and Augmented Reality (AR) will change Logistics. Although several processes and therefore several applications are excellent candidates for the use of AR in a warehouse operation the study focused on one very labour intensive task in which potential customers believe the benefits will impact the most: Picking (retrieval of goods (usually manually) from the various warehouse positions to a “central” dispatching location). The proposed solution will allow for a hands-free vision guided operation with validation and interface tools that will allow for a sound increase in productivity. This productivity increase is most valued in countries were labour costs are higher giving this solution a very relevant internationalization factor. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES Considering that 92% of the warehouse management systems still use handheld barcode scanners or even lists on paper, the mere fact that the AR solution is hands-free will have a huge impact on these operations. Other advantages of the system are navigation (advising the user of optimized routes inside the warehouse), validation (a camera on the glasses will validate the items picked “ on the fly” reducing the time necessary for validation or, in its absence, picking errors) and a haptic interface (natural gestural online real-time interface with the central warehouse management system). ABOUT LUSOSPACE LusoSpace is a privately held company founded in 2002 active in the areas of HMD (Head Mounted Displays) and Augmented Reality Applications, MEMS (Micro Electro- Mechanical Systems) and Highly complex and critical Systems (space applications are an example). Due to the increasing envelope of the Augmented Reality area and also to the work done under Feasibility Study LusoSpace has decided to take a step towards its Vision and created its first spin-off LusoVu, devoted specifically to Augmented Reality solutions.
  32. 32. SPACE WEATHER COMPANY PRESENT TECHNOLOGIES TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN / SUBDOMAIN SPACECRAFT ENVIRONMENT AND EFFECTS / SPACE WEATHER TYPE OF PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY NON-SPACE MARKET AVIATION AND AIR NAVIGATION URL: WWW.PRESENT-TECHNOLOGIES.COM CONTACT PERSON: PAULO MARTINS EMAIL: PMARTINS@PRESENT-TECHNOLOGIES.COM CONTACT NUMBER: +351 239781834
  33. 33. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY SPACE COMPETENCIES Space weather forecast, compared to weather forecast, is in its infancy. Space Agencies have been investing in space weather assets mostly from a space-borne perspective, yet there’s a lot of research activity that combines space-acquired and earth-acquired data. Most of these projects use data coming from solar space missions as SOHO, SDO, IRIS, STEREO or instruments in ground such as spectro-heliographers and magnetometers. The team behind this project has experience at data usage level with SOHO, HIPPARCOS, COROT, GAIA, MarsExpress and SWARM. SPACE HERITAGE Present Technologies have been working close with Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory of the University of Coimbra in exploitation of the 80+ year old solar pictures archive (spectro-heliographs) and its high-precision magnetometer (100+ year old). THE NON-SPACE MARKET APPLICATION TO THE AVIATION AND AIR NAVIGATION MARKETS Space weather concerns variations in the Sun, solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, and thermosphere, which can influence the performance and reliability of a variety of space-borne and ground-based technological systems and can also endanger human health and safety. When a space weather event occurs, a wide range of effects can result, with many impacts in aviation, both In Flight and On Ground. Our project has two main goals: 1) study the feasibility of a solar risk service for air aviation and air navigation. 2) study the feasibility of collecting data anomalies of GNSS receivers from professionals and scientists and also from smartphones (crowdsourcing) to validate and correlate it with solar forecast and magnetometer data. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES There are only two commercial providers of space weather services (both operating from the USA). Usage of co-located magnetometer and spectrum-heliographers combined with data fusion with Swarm products are key competitive advantages of our project. Furthermore there is no usage of user generated content on competing products in this market. For local effects monitoring and local modelling we do believe that crowdsourcing of GNSS errors through an app based simple interface will be a key competitive advantage over “institutional data only” approaches. CREDITS NASA CREDITS NASA ABOUT PRESENT TECHNOLOGIES Present Technologies (PTECH) is an ICT SME. PTECH was founded in 2000 and currently has more than 25 employees. PTECH partners with various universities and research institutes in order to excel in its R&D activities. The main business areas of Present Technologies are Mobile Solutions, IPTV Applications and Web & Enterprise Applications.
  34. 34. INTELLIGENT LANDING R&D CENTRE UNINOVA TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN / SUBDOMAIN SPACE SYSTEM CONTROL / SPACE SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND AUTONOMY TYPE OF PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDY NON-SPACE MARKET UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV) URL: WWW.CA3.UNINOVA.ORG CONTACT PERSON: RITA A. RIBEIRO EMAIL: RAR@UNINOVA.PT CONTACT NUMBER: +351 212 949 625
  35. 35. SPACE TECHNOLOGY UNINOVA developed an intelligent and optimized algorithm – denoted IPSIS (Intelligent Planetary SIte Selection) - to tackle the problem of selecting the safest site for spacecraft landing, essential for Space exploration missions to maxim-ise mission success. This algorithm provides HDA (Hazard Detection and Avoidance) capabilities, using hazard maps such as texture, slope, illumination etc. as decision criteria to provide landing site selection. SPACE HERITAGE The IPSIS algorithm is based on a conceptual mathemati-cal model, which combines multi-criteria decision making concepts with evolutionary optimization algorithms, thus providing a novel, robust and efficient approach to the prob-lematic of safe-landing with hazard avoidance. IPSIS has been tried-and-tested within the space domain in the con-text of two ESA projects. APPLICATION TO THE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV) MARKET Developed in partnership with a Portuguese company called Spin.Works, specialized in the development of UAV’s with embedded guidance, navigation and control systems, the ILUV project is a step forward in achieving an autonomous aerial vehicle. In situations of emergency landing caused by motor or battery failure, IPSIS can be used to select a safe landing site, minimizing the risk to people and property, and maximizing the chances of safely recovering the aircraft. COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES The use of UAV’s by civil users benefits from increased safety, security and efficiency. The use of IPSIS technology provides added value to current UAV’s by providing autonomous and safe landing capabilities, bringing increased confidence in (semi)autonomous aerial vehicles. By providing this extra level of autonomy, in particular at the landing phase, it is possible to achieve a reduction in operational costs, since the most significant cost in micro UAV operations is the operator cost. UNINOVA (Institute for Development of New Technologies) is a private multidisciplinary, non-profit research institute located in the campus of Universidade Nova Lisboa. The research group responsible for the ILUV project is the CA3 – Computational Intelligence Research Group. CA3 was formed in 1996 and in 2000 it was integrated in the Centre of Technologies and Systems (CTS) of Uninova. The group joins together researchers with interests in the areas of Computational Intelligence, Intelligent Decision Systems and Intelligent Image Processing. Application projects are focused on: AeroSpace, Biomedicine and Environment. THE SPACE TECHNOLOGY THE NON-SPACE MARKET ABOUT UNINOVA
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