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?

    • The Revolve project started in October 2017: for the first two months 7 students were based at Thales Alenia Space in France working together as defined by their research programme. The students circulated between partners in UK, France, Spain, Germany for a period of 18 months 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


REVOLVE has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 722840