European Space Agency
SST Cheia radar: RARTEL retrofits two 32 meters C-band antennas located in Cheia, Romania, to implement a quasi-monostatic radar for SST (Space Surveillance and Tracking). The expected high performance of the radar sensor will allow detection and tracking of Space Debris of various size and altitude for the purpose of protecting ground and in orbit infrastructures.
Safer Danube (ESA Artes 20): The project has developed a tool for the river navigation companies in order to be able to identify position and evolution of sand banks (in summer) and ice banks (in winter) over the Danube River and to display it on the navigation ships' map, allowing them to manage and optimize the ships' route. This task is performed using Synthetic Aperture Radar data, properly processed through specific algorithms, satellite mobile communications systems as well as GNSS space infrastructures (Global Navigation Satellite Systems).
RO-GovSatCom: The project, developed under an ESA contract, aimed to set up the preparatory activities for the possible participation of Romania in the GovSatCom Precursor programme. The GovSatCom programme will respond to European secure satellite communications needs as defined in the initial requirements of GovSatCom and will support European satellite industry.
ALOS PDGS Conversion Tools: Within the Copernicus-related activities, RARTEL participated to the development of the ALOS REpatriation Tool devoted to the integration of the Japanese Earth-Observation satellite data as a Contributing Mission to the Copernicus programme. RARTEL performed the Software Verification and Validation Specification, providing the definition of the Test Design, Test Case and Test Procedures against system requirements.
TTC Scheduler: Development of a software package aimed at scheduling in an optimised way the utilisation of a population of ground stations, however distributed, for telemetry applications or for data reception from large satellite constellations. The operational scenarios included both geostationary and low-earth orbit satellites. The solution is based on Java and makes use of Genetic Algorithms (GA) for solving scheduling problems.
CDS-V3 / PRISM: Within the Copernicus-related activities, RARTEL participates in the development of the PRISM system, an infrastructure designed to facilitate the population, archiving and access of Earth Observation data supplied by the Data Providers who contribute to the Copernicus programme. The activities are related the software development, units tests, integration tests, system validation tests, and documentation preparation. PRISM is a continuation of CDS-v3 development in which Rartel is also part of the SW development team.
Jupiter II: RARTEL participated in the software development and IVV component for the upgrade of the Jupiter II launch control room within Kourou Space Centre in French Guyana, under the coordination of the French Space Agency (CNES).
EGS-CC: RARTEL, within a large international consortium working under an ESA contract, contributed to the development of the European Ground Segment Common Core (EGS-CC), a common system for Spacecraft AIT (Assembly, Integration & Test) aimed at maximising synergies, reduce costs, risks in space missions, and to promote the European Space market.