R&D Projects

In DHV Technology, we are always looking for new goals on the development and research of power subsystems for space applications. In this page, there is a summary of the most relevant ones, where different partners have been collaborating on their evolution.

Neptuno
sep. 2018 – dec. 2020

Neptuno

This project aims to respond to current and future maritime safety challenges through the experimental development of a design and prototype of a constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) nanosatellites (CubeSats) and an advanced information system capable of analyzing the millions of data acquired by ground stations using artificial intelligence technologies.

Neptuno intelligent system will be able to detect potential criminal behaviour patterns and to assign a hazardous profile to each vessel. It will also include an automatic alert system that will notify in real time the potentially criminal actions that are taking place. Thus, it will be possible to conclude with a high probability the dangerousness of a vessel in order to proceed to arrest if necessary and its inspection before the threat reaches port.

Place of execution

Andalusia and Castile-La Mancha

PARTNERS

EU Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional / CDTI / Aeorum Emerging Technologies / Deimos Elecnor Group / Ministerio de Interior Gob. España / INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aeroespacial) / SGSICS

Neptuno
2016 – 2017

LEOSAT

Development of Solar Panel Technologies for Satellites operating in Low Earth Orbits”.

Place of execution

Spain

PARTNERS

CDTI NEOTEC

Neptuno
2016 – 2018

DEEPSAT

Development of Deployable Solar Panels for Cubesats and Small Sats: Design, manufacturing and Qualifications. DEEPSAT is a Spanish R&D project Leaded by DHV Technology in close collaboration with other Spanish Companies and Research Institutions: UGR (Universidad of Granada), INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aeroespacial) from “Ministerio de Defensa” of Spanish Government and TEAMS SL, a company located in Sevilla and fully oriented to Qualification in the Aerospace Business.

The main goal of the project is the development of reliable solutions of deployable solar panels with very high efficiencies and high Photovoltaic collection area for improving the power budget Cubesats and Small Sats missions.

Place of execution

Spain

PARTNERS

DHV Technology

Neptuno
2014 – 2016

HISPALEO

Development, manufacturing and certification of photovoltaic panels for space application in low earth orbit (HISPALEO). Funded by: “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” from Spanish Government in the call: “Retos Colaboración 2014” with the file number RTC-2014-2114-3.

Collaboration project leaded by DHV Technology with the partnership of INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aeroespacial) from “Ministerio de Defensa” of Spanish Government. The main goal of the project is to develop, manufacture and test solar panels for space application in low earth orbits. Go to website

Place of execution

Spain

PARTNERS

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad – Spanish Government

Neptuno
2014 – 2016

THESEUS

Tandem High Efficiency Solar Cells Utilizing III-V Semiconductors on Silicon (THESEUS). Funded by: “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” from Spanish Government in the call “SOLAR-ERA.NET Transnational Calls 2014:PV2 and CSP2” supported within Seventh Framework Programme with file number PCIN-2014-008-C02-02.

Collaboration Project leaded by IQE plc from UK with the partnership of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (from Spain) and DHV Technology. The main goal of the project to develop novel, very high efficiency tandem flat plate solar cells utilising III-V semiconductors grown onto Silicon substrates, using advanced epitaxial techniques to grow SiGe and SiGeSn structures, and to integrate them into high efficiency modules and test them on sun.

Place of execution

Spain and UK

PARTNERS

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad – Spanish Government

Neptuno
2015 – 2017

POWERLEO

Design, development and manufacturing of solar cells for nanosatellites of PocketQube and CubeSat architecture that operate in low earth orbit. Funded by: “Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad” from Spanish Government in the call “Retos Colaboración 2015” with the file number PCT-2015-3469-3.

Collaboration project leaded by DHV Technology with the partnership of UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid) and INTA (Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aeroespacial) from “Ministerio de Defensa” of Spanish Government. The main goal of the project is to develop and test specific solar cells for space application in nanosatellites.

Place of execution

Spain

PARTNERS

DHV Technology

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DHV Technology is always open to hearing about new Research and Development projects and opportunities. Improvements on the products and new designs are the main goals of study for the entire team of DHV Technology, upgrading the power delivery to new space missions