Spring has proved to be a very positive time for ALMA Sistemi in terms of awards of new R&D projects in different technological areas.
The project Plasma Antenna for secure LAnDIng and Navigation – PALADIN (H2020-SME instrument phase 1) is a commercial feasibility of an innovative phase array antenna based on plasma technologies for navigation application in the aviation sector. ALMA Sistemi is also subcontractor to ELITAL Srl in the project STARLET for the design and development of a prototype plasma antenna for terrestrial application. STARLET is co-funded by Italian Space Agency.
ALMA Sistemi is also partner of a large consortium headed by European Space Agency (ESRIN) for the project EVER-EST (European Virtual Environment for Research – Earth Science Themes: a solution) submitted to EU in the frame of Horizon 2020-EINFRA-9 call. The EVER-EST project will enhance Research and Capacity Building in the Earth Science (ES) domain, by providing a generic Service Oriented-based Architecture Virtual Research Environment (VRE) tailored to the needs of the ES community.
All the above projects are in the phase of contract/grant preparation and will start between July and October this year.