›5th ESA Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications
The Communications-TT&C Systems and Techniques Section of the Directorate of Technical and Quality Management is pleased to announce the Fifth Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Ground and Space Applications, TTC 2010, which will be held from the 21st to the 23rd of September 2010 at the European Space Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
Tracking, Telemetry and Command systems are of fundamental importance in the space programmes. Recent developments in the areas of telecommunications, signal processing, computing and electronics provide new capabilities in the design and functionality of TTC systems either in space or in ground systems. New frequency bands will be used for TTC applications in the future. Their adequate exploitation will be fundamental for innovation and for driving forward the next generation of TTC links in order to support the demanding communications requirements of future manned and unmanned missions. Deep space missions are evolving and the applications required place demanding requirements and challenges on the TTC system design. Methods and architectures for the handling of TTC components and their interconnection are also evolving and will cause the space systems to be closer to the community of users.
Alongside with the workshop, an industrial exhibition will be organized. European companies active in the TTC area will be invited to exhibit samples of their products either by mean of equipment demonstrations or by appropriate posters. The workshop will focus on TTC applications, TTC technology, TTC trends and TTC requirements for both ground based and space based equipment's, with the aim of fostering exchanges between the people involved in the research and industrial development. Contributions from European and non-European companies, organisations, universities and institutions are solicited.