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1 New ESA R&D activities on space environment and effects
Jens Rodmann1,2 & Alain Hilgers1 (1) European Space Agency, ESTEC, Noordwijk (2) Modis Europe Limited

2 Outline Introduction General Studies Programme (GSP)
Technology Research Programme (TRP) General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) Summary ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

3 1. Introduction ESA’s Space Environment and Effects Section (TEC-EES) proposes, coordinates and manages many R&D activities relevant to space weather. Examples of past activities include: The ESA space weather programme feasibility study The ESA space weather pilot project (including SWENET) Space Environment Data Analysis Tools (SEDAT) Space Environment Information System (SPENVIS) Standard Radiation Environment Monitors (SREM) And more… The SSA Preparatory Programme relies on existing expertise in TEC for technical developments and R&D activities in the space weather domain. ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

4 ESA’s R&D programmes Depending on maturity, different R&D programmes are used: • General Studies Programme (GSP) Hmm, I’ve got an idea… Does it make sense? Does it work in principle? Call for proposals every 2 years; ESA mandatory programme. • Technology Research Programme (TRP) Let’s develop this further… I wanna see this working in the lab! year cycle; different Service and Tech Domains; mandatory programme. • General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) Let’s build the real thing… And get it ready to be flown in space! Announcement of Opportunity issued every year; optional programme. Other domain specific R&D programmes have relevance to space weather, e.g., ARTES (Telecom), GNSS Evolution Programme (Satnav). ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

5 Technology Readiness Levels
GSTP TRP GSP ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

6 2. General Studies Programme (GSP)
Result of a recent ESA internal call for ideas: Investigation of suitable technology for ahead of L1 solar wind measurement mission. Heliospheric UV camera for monitoring far-side solar activity (HelioCam) Use of spacecraft magnetometer data for generation of geomagnetic indices Use of solar analogues to estimate extreme space weather conditions Plasma induced antenna noise spectroscopy for space weather monitoring Detection of micro-particle impacts on spacecraft via their plasma effects more….  Final selection for funded activities will be done in during two GSP Workshops July/September ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

7 3. Technology Research Programme (TRP)
TRP (and GSTP) are organized in Service Domains (SDs): SD1: Earth Observation SD2: Science SD3: Human Space Flight SD4: Launcher and Space Transportation SD5: Telecommunication SD6: Navigation SD7: Generic Technologies SD8: Civil Security (currently no specific budget allocated for TRP) SD9: Robotic Exploration Last Call for Proposal for plan covered SD1, SD4, SD5, SD6, SD7 ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

8 TRP SD1: Earth Observation
EO Mission Radiation Risk Reduction: Optimisation of Geomagnetic Cutoff and South Atlantic Anomaly Modelling. Use of EO spacecraft magnetometer data for generation of geomagnetic indices Improved in-orbit prediction methods for rapid industrial proton- and ion-induced single-event effects in realistic EO systems ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

9 TRP SD5: Telecommunication
GEO telecoms radiation tools efficiency improvement with methods and geometry exchanges for industrial tools AlphaSat TDP-8 MFS Particle Spectrometer Data Analysis Compact hot plasma monitor for telecom satellites Prediction model of geo-effective solar events Prototype passive electron emitter for aleviation of telecommuncations spacecraft electrostatic charging Monitor for the detection and characterisation of ESD transients on GEO telecommunications spacecraft ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

10 TRP SD6: Navigation Giove Radiation Data Exploitation for Model, Specification and Effects Tools Updates 3-d time-dependent modelling of internal charging in MEO and model validation through experimental comparisons Energetic electron irradiation and calibration facility ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

11 TRP SD7: Generic Technologies and Techniques
Miniaturisation: Microfabricated passive field emission pads for electrostatic charge alleviation. Miniaturisation: Highly miniaturised MEMS Plasma Monitor Enhanced Interplanetary Meteoroid Model IMEM Improvement of energetic solar heavy ion environment models Theoretical and experimental consolidation of ESD characteristics in flight Miniaturisation: Front-end ASIC for radiation measurements and monitoring. Surface electrostatic charging monitor Terrestrial plasma environment statistical modelling Radiation induced defects modelling in semiconductor lattice Multi-scale high accuracy engineering tools for single event effects analysis in modern technologies ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

12 GSTP5 Element 3: approved and in the loop
Activities recently subscribed: EUV Solar Imager for Operations (ESIO) Service oriented spacecraft magnetometer set – Phase A/B High-Fidelity 3-D Energetic Electron Spectrometer Phase A/B Next Generation Space Environment Information System Virtual Space Weather Modelling Centre – Phase 1 Activities requiring support from member states (submission in Sept): H-alpha Solar Telescope Network prototype for Applications (HASTENet) Particle Trajectory Analyser Phase A/B X-ray Solar Imager for Operations (XSIO) Next Generation Micro Debris and Meteoroid Analyser Prototype Distributed Environmental Data-Driven Analysis System Prototype Compact Wide Angle Coronagraph for SSA High Performance Distributed Solar Imaging and Processing Prototype

13 GSTP5 Element 3: New ideas
Development of metrics for space weather models Network of Solar Radio Telescopes for Space Weather Applications (RadioNet) Heliospheric UV camera for monitoring far-side solar activity (HelioCam) ESA R&D | J. Rodmann | SWWT Plenary | Brussels | 18/06/2010

14 Summary ESA’s Space Environment and Effects Section (TEC-EES) has main responsibility for R&D in space weather modelling and effects on spacecraft (except thermosphere and ionosphere – partly covered by OPS-G). Several planned activities are critical in support to the SSA preparatory programme and its next phase. Four recently approved GSTP5 activities for SSA instrument development, modelling and infrastructure for which the ITTs are in preparation. Several GSTP5 proposals relevant to SSA will be submitted to Member States for funding in September 2010. Plan for more GSTP5 and lower TRL R&D activities is in preparation. Harmonisation at ESA level is performed through TECNEC and SEENoTC. Harmonisation with relevant FP7 activities is foreseen (complementarity requirement stated in the call, possibility of meetings at technical level). Community expertise to undertake GSP, TRP, GSTP activities and ideas for future proposals are welcome.

15 THANK YOU Jens Rodmann

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