The second GAMALINK (http://www.gamalink.eu/) progress meeting will be held in Santander hosted by TTI on October 2nd and 3rd, 2013. The meeting will take place at IH Cantabria where the project partners will present and discuss about the project’s advances, with the objective of achieving an agreement in the design of the different subsystems involved in the GAMALINK solution.
A breakthrough integrated solution for communications, attitude and orbit purposes is the innovative proposition of the GAMALINK Consortium, uniting 6 institutions with complementary experience in terrestrial communications and space technologies. The two-year GAMALINK Project started in January 2013 and is funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Programme, with an overall budget of about 2 million Euros. GAMALINK’s main goal is to engineer a novel solution for Inter Satellite Links (ISLs) based on Software-Defined Radio technology, capable of supporting GPS receiving capabilities, mobile ad hoc networking algorithms and radio-based attitude determination. Targeting nano- and pico-satellite platforms, the GAMALINK design considers CubeSat constraints and requirements to deliver a tailored solution that specifically addresses this niche market.
The GAMALINK Consortium comprises TEKEVER (Portugal, Coordinator), DVLX (Turkey), TTI Norte S.L. (Spain), University of Porto (Portugal), Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Germany) and TUBITAK UZAY (Turkey). GAMALINK will set a new technological maturity level to the applicability of a wide range of terrestrial technologies in Space, as it certainly contributes to the qualification effort of space engineers and researchers.