Revolve project

Herve Legay presents the project

What is it?

      • REVOLVE is an engineering project aiming at developing new solutions for future satellite systems.
      • REVOLVE is structured around a major European satellite integrator (Thales Alenia Space) and brings together a further 4 leading European R&D laboratories from academia , industry, and technological institutes in the domain of radio frequency electronics and antennas for space applications that are located in France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom.

Who are involved?

      • 7 PhD students from various countries (Tunisia, Germany, France, Italy, Greece).
      • The 7 PhD students are supervised by supervisors from both academia and industry. PhD students from various European countries (Tunisia, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece).

What will they do?

      • Investigate new technologies that will make the satellites easier to build and cheaper. These technologies will then enable new space systems.
      • Combine knowledge that they obtain from different fields of engineering that includes electronics, mechanical engineering and manufacturing, in developing new and disruptive space solutions.

What is the timetable?

    • Revolve project started in October 2017: for the first two months the 7 students were based at Thales Alenia Space in France working together as defined by their research programme. The students will then circulate for 18 months between partners in UK, France, Spain, Germany to perform their research. For the final four months of their PhD, the 7 students will meet again at Thales Alenia Space in France in order to integrate their findings.
    • Each PhD student will be seconded to three or more of the partners and will spend at least 50% of their time in the industrial sector – including a minimum of 6 months with Thales Alenia Space in France.


Header image: Satellite Telecom…artistic view ©Thales Alenia Space/Master Image Programmes