NVI, Inc. is a small company with a focused expertise in VLBI and
related activities. We have the largest concentration of VLBI experts of
any company in the world. NVI has supported NASA's VLBI efforts for over
20 years, and has had contracts with other institutions including
the United States Naval Observatory, JPL, NICT and JIVE. As individuals
and as a company we are leaders in VLBI.
HAT-Lab s.r.l. was funded in 2009 as a INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) spin-off company. At the time of the company foundation mission was to produce and continue the development of the DBBC (Digital Base Band Converter) system, a digital back-end endorsed by the European VLBI network, and adopted as digital processing unit in the radio-telescopes worldwide.
The ‘EVN DBBC Project’, as was named, evolved since then as a very flexible environment with a family of systems and components to accomplish existing and new observation capabilities to observe astronomic, geodetic and space science targets with interferometric or single-dish methods. The newest microwave and digital processing technologies are adopted to update the existing systems around the world and to develop new systems and elements which allows to broaden the observed radio frequency band and increase at still higher data rate the data processing. HAT-Lab produces today a full compatible VGOS backend able to operate with all the worldwide existing VLBI observing modes (EVN, Haystack, Japan)
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Callisto designs and manufactures high performance LNAs with associated hardware and software. We provide consultancy, engineering services, equipment design and system integration in the field of satellite communications.
Callisto's main office is located near Toulouse, France where we have laboratories equipped with radiofrequency instruments and cryogenic test facilities. Callisto also has engineers working in Germany, Italy and UK. Callisto is a leading supplier for Deep Space communications (e.g. space exploration missions to the planets) and radio astronomy applications (including VLBI - Very Long Baseline Interferometry). Ultra-low noise performance is achieved by cryo-cooling the electronic RF components of the amplifier circuits. This ultra-low noise technology can also be used in main stream satellite applications such as Earth Observation where the benefit is a reduction in the size and costs of ground antennas. Callisto's unique cryogenic designs can also reduce maintenance and running costs compared to traditional cryo-systems.
MT Mechatronics, located in Mainz, Germany, provides global services as prime contractor for design, development, system integration, commissioning, training, maintenance and operations for communication and deep space antennas, radio and optical telescopes, mechatronic equipment for research institutions, launching facilities for the European space program and large medical systems for the next generation of particle cancer therapies. With over fifty years’ experience in the telescope and antenna business MT Mechatronics has assembled a highly qualified team of engineers and experts with all relevant capabilities and experience to provide the best value and highest quality for your Mechatronic product.
Digicom Electronics, Inc.
Digicom Electronics was founded in 1982 and built on many years of experience in electronics manufacturing and operations management. In March 2012 Digicom moved to a new, larger and environmentally friendly facility in Oakland, California, USA (in the Bay Area near San Francisco). Digicom customers can now take advantage of Digicom’s new Diamond Track Process and have access to the most technologically advanced equipment and services. Digicom Electronics offers advanced electronics manufacturing with "Made in the USA Quality" that fits the needs of larger enterprises while at the same time providing the benefits and individual attention needed to serve start-up companies.
Digicom collaborates in all aspects of the process from design to the final, fully compliant product. Material procurement and management services include planning, purchasing, expediting and warehousing of components and materials. Digicom is certified for ISO 9001:2008, ISO13485:2003 medical devices quality, and quality system regulation 21 CFR 820. At Digicom, we are committed to promoting partnerships with our customers. We work hard to gain their trust and become an extension of their operation. We strive to meet and exceed expectations in delivering quality, technology, value, and service.
The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is the world’s northernmost higher education institution, located in Longyearbyen at 78º N. UNIS offers high quality courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level in Arctic Biology, Arctic Geology, Arctic Geophysics and Arctic Technology. UNIS is a share-holding company, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. UNIS was established in 1993 to provide university level education in Arctic studies, to carry out high quality research, and to contribute to the development of Svalbard as an international research platform. UNIS’ geographical position gives it a unique advantage, enabling students and faculty to use nature as a laboratory, arena for observation and data collection.