R&D Space Projects

By running joint projects, the space industry increase their expertise with research and innovation collaboration.

Initially eight R&D projects, related to the development needs of the space industry, have been implemented and will contribute to a general increase in expertise. New projects will also be continuously created throughout the project.

At the end of the project at least eight new products or services have been identified for further development towards commercialisation.

R&D Projects between space industry and academia (ongoing)

  1. Facilitation of Innovation within Space Manufacturing – Radical innovation within space applications – with additive manufacturing as an example
    Participants: LTU Divison of Product Innovation and GKN Aerospace Engine Systems
  2. Software-defined radio for ground-based satellite Communication
    Participants: LTU Division of Space Technology and Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)
     
  3. Formation flying in space – on-board systems to calculate trajectories e.t.c.
    Participants: LTU Division of Space Technology and OHB Sweden
  4. SeSSA: L-PBF Stainless Steels for Space Applications
    Participants: LTU Division of Materials Science and GKN Aerospace Engine Systems
  5. ICEQREME: Interference Control and Estimation with a high-Quality Radio Environment Map of Esrange
    Participants: LTU Division of Space Technology and Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)
  6. Autonomous navigation around small space object (asteroid or space debris)
    Participants: LTU Division of Space Technology and OHB Sweden

R&D Projects between space industry and academia (ended)

  1. Qualification aspects in design for additive manufacturing
    Participants: LTU Divison of Product Innovation and GKN Aerospace Engine Systems
  2. SMARTi: Links between additive metal deposition process and the mechanical properties of Ti-6Al-4V (Project 3)
    Participants: LTU Division of Materials Science and GKN Aerospace Engine Systems
  3. Autonomous Navigation System for High Altitude Balloons
    Participants: LTU Division of Space Technology and Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)
  4. MicroPILS – Micro Propulsion In the Loop Simulations
    Participants: LTU Division of Space Technology and NanoSpace.

Contact

Marta-Lena Antti
Graduate School of Space Technology
[email protected]
Mobile: +46 73 029 04 34
Luleå University of Technology
971 87 Luleå, Sweden