Small satellites with novel payloads
Leveraging current capabilities in millimetre wave technologies, A*STAR is developing a cost-effective inter-satellite relay for high bandwidth data communications at millimetre wave, meeting stringent requirements in size, weight & power. A key component is the lightweight phased array antenna technology for very high resolution electronics beam steering and pointing.
Another effort is the development of a 12U-size VDES satellite with proprietary signal de-collision algorithms, in partnership with MPA and local enterprises, to enhance maritime safety and efficiency for future e-navigation, improve port and shipping operational efficiency, and enable new opportunities in maritime data services.
A*STAR is also developing key technologies to enable high performance in small satellites, examples are in the additive manufacturing of complex satellite parts, novel antennas techniques, advanced optics and electronics.