Open Innovation Laboratory in Debrecen Hungary to redefine space system testing

Last Updated: 26/03/2024 07:55     Created at: 26/03/2024 07:53

On March 20th 2024, Emerson's Test and Measurement Business Group (formerly NI) in collaboration with the ESA's Navigation Innovation and Support programme (NAVISP) declared the grand opening of the Open Innovation Laboratory in Debrecen, Hungary. This facility will help redefine space system development and deployment by introducing advanced test strategies aimed at reducing costs and mitigating risks.
The Lab facilities are available to industry and include Hardware-in-the-Loop (HiL) test systems, an enabling technology that replicates the operational environment for subsystems undergoing validation.
The Open Innovation Lab equipment was also verified at ESA's Radio Navigation Lab facilities in ESTEC.  By leveraging Emerson’s modular and scalable approaches, the facility aims to transform the design of complex satellite system-of-systems. This includes focusing on where the technology trend in RF/micro-wave payloads is based on:

  • Wideband and active multi-beam antenna
  • On-board digital processor
  • Regenerative Software Defined Radio

With the support of NAVISP Element 3, the Open Innovation Laboratory will provide industry with the tools to test and prototype new technologies addressing emerging PNT market areas.
Companies are encouraged to seize this opportunity. Should you have any questions or require further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at navisp@esa.int