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Molecular mechanisms of Deinococcus radiodurans survivability in outer space
MULTICLIM - From CHAMP towards Multi-Satellite Climate Monitoring Based on the MetOp and COSMIC Missions
The overarching goal of the MULTICLIM project was to prepare for global monitoring of the climate evolution of the Earth’s atmosphere with high accuracy and consistency and thereby help to improve the ability to detect, attribute, and predict climate variability and change.
The ESA Matroshka experiment was launched to theInternational Space Station (ISS) with a Russian Progressfreighter on January 29, 2004. The cooperation of 15 laboratoriesaround the world makes it the most extensive research effortin radiation dosimetry ever performed in space. The facility is aimed to simulate an astronaut’s body during an extra vehicular activity.
Metal-Diamond Composite heat sinks for cooling of space electronics
This project has directly continued the research done in the frame of its preceding project "Electrical Resistivity Measurement of High Temperature Metallic Melts". Unlike its predecessor, it focuses on the measurements of alloys. The pulse heating setup at TU Graz serves as a benchmark for the results obtained from the levitation setup of DLR. The latter is designed to be carried out in microgravity environment. At this stage, parabolic flights with prototypes prepare for a future mission aboard the ISS.
MicroColumbus - Effects of the Space Environment and Microgravity on Cells of Halophilic Archaebacteria
Following the successful installation of the Columbus laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS) in February 2008, the ESA facility EXPOSE-E was used to compare the adaptation and survival strategies of microorganisms from different terrestrial habitats. Several extremophilic microorganisms were tested, including the halophilic archaeon Halococcus dombrowskii, which was isolated from a 250-million-year-old Alpine salt deposit in Austria. Samples were returned after 18 months of exposure tothe space environment.
MountainNet - Management of Natural Resources in Alpine Regions by Advanced Remote Sensing Techniques
To assess and monitor alpine landscape and hydrological parameters and thus to serve as the basis for planning actions, the project concentrates on methods and algorithms for alpine land use and land cover based on SAR, alpine land use and land cover based on VHR optical data and hydrological applications in alpine regions based on SAR.
NAV-CAR 2 aims at making car navigation more robust while at the same time providing more accurate and precise information compared to existing navigation solutions. The focus lies on more accurate robust positioning and map referencing in order to be able to provide lane specific positioning information for traffic and navigation information services.
The feasibility study for NAV-CAR focussed on the potential benefits for the services to be facilitated by the availability of high-quality, high precision positioning data allowing lane-specific services.
NAVLAS - Improved GNSS Positioning Solution via Integration of Information Products from Laserscanning Data
The project NAVLAS aimed to develop digital information layers and software concepts for signal receivers based on the integrating analysis of GNSS-measurements and laserscanning-data.
In NAVWAT, a system concept was developed which aims at supporting the ship crew of inland water vessels when navigating through narrow surroundings (in the vicinity of locks, bridges, harbours). The proposed concept utilizes modern GNSS and augmentation infrastructure to provide accurate position and velocity information as well as integrity information to the ship crew. This precise position information should be related to the information contained in the onboard Inland ENC (Electronic Navigational Chart).
NAVWAT 2 was a follow-up project of NAVWAT funded within ASAP 6. The main objective of NAVWAT 2 was the development of an innovative navigation system for inland waterway vessels to help reduce the risk of collisions with infrastructure along the rivers.
The NEMO project aimed at investigating the suitability of a new type of Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) magnet for space application and the issues to be addressed in this context. Since small electric motors conventionally use permanent magnets as rotors, their material properties have a huge impact on motor performance.
NEOS-QUICK - Testing of Novel Earth Observation Systems for Supporting Quality Control Activities required by Kyoto Protocol
The objective of NEOS-QUICK was to develop novel Earth Observation applications for the mapping of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) parameters as specified by the reporting standards of the Kyoto Protocol.
The Power Subsystem Special Check-Out Equipment (SCOE) is a central component of the Electrical Ground Support Equipment. It provides power and control signals to the satellite during assembly, testing and launch preparation until just a few seconds prior to lift-off. The activity aims at reducing the manufacturing complexity of the overall Power SCOE system emphasising standardised components (leading to reduced costs and improved reliability) and making the system operator’s user interface more intuitive (leading to easier operations procedures and to a high acceptance by the test engineers).
Development surface treatments based on Nitriding and verification by new test method FRESSCO towards space applications
The concept study of "Nano-composites and high-performance materials for space", NanoMatSpace, was worked out in order to evaluate the possibilities and potentials in Austria in the area of high-performance materials for future application in space. Special attention was put on the technology maturity level of new materials and of high-performance materials, particularly that of nano-composites.
The objective of this project was to contribute to the development of key enabling technologies to support expanding opportunities.
The NextNav project prepared the next generation of receivers by performing mission analyses, establishing requirements, defining the verification environment and characterizing the RUAG Space GPS POD receivers for various types of applications. In addition, design trade-offs and architectural design concepts were elaborated.
ODILIA - Mobility of Visually Impaired Pedestrians by User-Oriented Information and Satellite-Based Navigation
The aim of ODILIA is the development of a demonstrator navigation system for blind and visually impaired people. Regarding all system components, the system is tailored to the special user requirements.