Feb 03, 2016 - PRESS RELEASE

Siemens Convergence Creators wins ESA funding contract

Siemens Convergence Creators teams up with AIT Austrian Institute of Technology to evaluate different satellite interference mitigation solutions using just one satellite

[Vienna - 03 February 2016]:
 Together with the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, the Space Division of Siemens Convergence Creators has won a funding contract from ESA through the ARTES Competitiveness & Growth programme.

The funding will be used to evaluate different satellite interference mitigation solutions, most of them related to the problem of localizing an interference signal by using just one satellite. 

The concepts to be evaluated include correlation against known transmitters, measurement and identification of Doppler scaling, beam isolation measurements, and the use of quantum correlation algorithms to improve traditional two satellite geolocation systems. 

Siemens Convergence Creators wins ESA funding contract for further research of satellite interference mitigation solutions.

SIECAMS®, Siemens Convergence Creators' existing top-notch product line for satellite signal interference localization, will benefit greatly from the outcome of this activity, enhancing the company's competencies in this area even further. As a result, operators of satellite carrier monitoring and satellite networks will be able to enjoy more technically advanced interference localization solutions in the future. 

Hans-Martin Steiner, Head of Space Business Unit, Siemens Convergence Creators: "The funding contract from the ARTES programme enables us to do more of what we set out to do with our SIECAMS® solution - ensuring the highest possible quality in satellite communication. The Austrian Institute of Technology is a great partner to have on board in this endeavor and we are looking forward to uncovering any to date untapped potential for interference mitigation together." 

Martin Stierle, Head of Business Unit Optical Quantum Technology at AIT: "We are pleased that we can assist global companies in the development of cutting-edge products with our special know-how in the field of signal processing and algorithmic."

About ARTES Competitiveness & Growth
ARTES Competitiveness & Growth is a non-competitive, industry-initiated programme that supports, through co-funding, the development of new satcom technologies, techniques and system concepts. Activities are identified and proposed by industry through an always open Call for Proposals, a mechanism allowing industry to submit one or several proposals at any time.

About Siemens Convergence Creators
Siemens Convergence Creators GmbH, headquartered in Vienna, provide their customers with innovative products, turnkey solutions and services in the fields of communication networks, service and customer management, public safety and security, multimedia infotainment, as well as space technology. 

Among the most important customers are the top players in their respective industrial sectors, i.e. telecommunications, media (TV, publishing houses), transport (railways, aircraft manufacturers, airlines and airports), space, public safety (action forces) and energy (wind power, oil and gas). 

Siemens Convergence Creators presence in emerging and mature markets like Central and Eastern Europe, Germany, USA, India, and China together with their powerful network of partners provide a strong basis for activities all over the world. 

For more information about Siemens Convergence Creators please visit

About the European Space Agency
The European Space Agency (ESA) provides Europe's gateway to space.

ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world. 

ESA has 22 Member States: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, of whom 20 are Member States of the EU. 

ESA has established formal cooperation with seven other Member States of the EU. Canada takes part in some ESA programmes under a Cooperation Agreement. 

By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country. It is working in particular with the EU on implementing the Galileo and Copernicus programmes.

ESA develops the launchers, spacecraft and ground facilities needed to keep Europe at the forefront of global space activities. 

Today, it develops and launches satellites for Earth observation, navigation, telecommunications and astronomy, sends probes to the far reaches of the Solar System and cooperates in the human exploration of space. 

Learn more about ESA at www.esa.int

About AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
The AIT is Austria's largest non-university research institute and is, among European research institutes, a specialist in key infrastructure issues. In the Digital Safety & Security Department pioneering information and communication technologies (ICT) are being developed to create safe and reliable critical infrastructures. www.ait.ac.at 


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