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The 3D-POC study is designed to exploit the unprecedented capabilities of the NASA Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) to better understand the physical processes and propagation characteristics of solar CMEs. CMEs are the main driver of major disturbances of our "space weather".
The Austrian Cluster for GMES (Global Monitoring of Environment and Security) combines the forces of industry, applied research, university institutes and user organisations to develop sustainable Earth Observation (EO) based services in the settlement and alpine environment context.
The main purpose of the ACAP project was to compute a global gravity field based on precise orbit information using the so-called acceleration approach. This method is based on Newton's second law of gravitation, which states that the acceleration of a mass is related to the forces acting on it.
ACCU-Clouds - Preparing a Key Dimension of ACCURATE Climate Utility: Cloud sensing and Greenhouse Gas Profiling in Cloudy Air
Overall ACCU-Clouds represents a crucial milestone on the way towards realizing an ACCURATE mission for the benefit of monitoring the changing atmospheric composition and climate in the 21st century.
ACCURAID - Aid to ACCURATE Climate Satellite Mission Preparations for Backing the Austrian Leading Role
ACCURATE (Atmospheric Climate and Chemistry in the UTLS Region And climate Trends Explorer) is a next generation climate mission concept.
The ACOSTA project intended to develop new tools for the numerical analysis and reliability analysis of large launcher structures. Its main work packages comprised: Domain decomposition/branching analysis, reliability and sensitivity, new shell elements.
The objectives of the ACTRESS project funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency under ASAP 7 were to initiate a long-term sustainable programme in Austria for the design, analysis and manufacture of extremely lightweight structures on the basis of advanced nano-modified composite materials, especially carbon fibre-reinforced carbon nanotube-filled thermoset polymer composite materials.
The ADAM project was aimed at investigating the case that both the damping rate and the spring rate are non-linear and a function of the deflection, and that the damping rates and eigenfrequencies of the damper and the adjacent structure are different. This involved the development of a transient, non-linear finite element analysis model and correlation with a non- linear test specimen, a cable shock damper presenting highly non-linear behaviour.
The AIM4X project exploits the innovative capabilities of recent high-resolution SAR and radar altimeter missions.
ALS-X - Combination and Evaluation of Airborne Laser Scanning Data and TerraSAR-X Data for Glacier and Snow Monitoring
The project aims at analysing and evaluating time synchronous airborne laser scanning data and Terra SAR-X satellite data under glaciological and snow hydrological aspects.
AQA-PM - Extension of the Air-Quality Model for Austria With Satellite Based Particulate Matter Estimates
AQA issues daily forecasts of gaseous and particulate (PM10) air pollutants over Austria. The goal of this project was to improve the PM10 forecasts for Austria by integrating satellite based measurements and to provide a comprehensive product platform.
The aim of this study is to investigate all new requirements of the Galileo Signal-In-Space, to discuss appropriateimplementation possibilities into the Advanced Signal Generator, to design programmable electronic components (Field Programmable Gate Arrays, FPGAs), and carry out the respective tests.
The ASOT project focuses on the development of a range of thermal vacuum insulation materials for spacecraft and other high technology applications. By appropriate surface patterning the material properties can be tailored to fit the requirements of the intended use.
The ASaG project is aimed at the implementation of a satellite-based service for spatially detailed monitoring of snow cover and glaciers over extended areas.
The project AT-X was concerned with the development of methods for the operational and scientific utilization of data from TerraSAR-X and other very high resolution spaceborne X- band SAR sensors. It addresses the applications snow and glacier monitoring for water management and climate monitoring and the retrieval of forest parameters.
BALANCE - Sustainable Management and Information System for National Park Visitors and National Park Operators
The BALANCE project follows a two-tier strategy: on the one hand an easy-to-use GPS/GALILEO suitable mobile guide is being developed, which offers location and time based information to the visitors of national parks or biosphere parks while at the same time tracking their routes. On the other hand, this tracking information is anonymously transferred to the analysis and prediction tool developed in BALANCE, which delivers easy to use information for the national parks about their visitors’ behaviour (e.g. favourite routes, stops, etc.).
BII-NACO - Bio-inspired Ultra Lightweight Nanocomposite Materials for Application to Large and Gossamer Structures in Space
The main objective of BII-NACO was the development of lightweight bio-inspired nanocomposite materials with advanced nanostructural features and their evaluation for space applications. The aim was to test such "second generation nanocomposites" for their potential to achieve desired mechanical properties simultaneously (e.g. strength and elasticity) and to use nano-scale matrix modification to solve existing issues in composites for space applications, such as matrix-fibre delamination.
The purpose of the BRITE-AUSTRIA / TUGSAT-1 project, funded by the Austrian Space Program, is the development of the first Austrian satellite. The scientific goal of this nanosatellite mission is the investigation of the brightness oscilla tions of massive luminous stars by differential photometry.