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Enabling & Support

Venus Express Mock-up

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ESA / Enabling & Support / Space Engineering & Technology / Onboard Computer and Data Handling

The Venus Express mock-up, a satellite with 6 inner cavities, is a testing environment that has been built and used to test wireless technologies.

This mock-up has been used to characterize and test the propagation of RF signals with IEEE 802.15.4 (2.4GHz) devices. We are now characterizing the behavior of WiMedia ultra-wideband devices (500MHz bandwidth per channel with center frequencies between 3 and 10GHz). Moreover, in 2011, a channel sounding was performed between 1 and 11GHz. The data is available upon request.

Venus Express Mockup
Venus Express Mockup

Please note that this mock-up can be made available to the Industry for local short-term testing (e.g. <2 weeks).