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JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH - Institute DIGITAL

DIGITAL is a leading applied research centre in Austria and has more than 30 years of experience in space technology. Its field of expertise in space research is in advanced satellite communication and navigation, processing of remote sensing data from both active and passive sensors as well as from airborne and space-borne systems, and mobile vision systems for space robotics.

Technologies and competences

Advanced modulation, coding, and access techniques are core competences at DIGITAL. Developments are mainly based on software-defined radio platforms. Here, profound knowledge in microwave propagation, interference modelling, and fade mitigation techniques complete the portfolio. Architectures for satellite navigation receivers are designed and evaluated. Image pre-processing and data analyses of remote sensing data is another core area.

Products and services in space

  • Environmental monitoring (forest monitoring, land use/cover mapping, ice monitoring), hazard risk mapping
  • Mars exploration rover vision & 3D vision processing software
  • Q / V band satellite communication investigations and prototype equipment
  • Satellite communications and navigation for disaster management

Space related test benches, laboratories, etc.

DIGITAL runs a computer vision laboratory equipped with sensors of various wavelengths and geometric characteristics.

Employees > 250
Turnover 5 - 10M€
Export quota space 40 %
  Research Development Production
Applied Research: Spacecraft
Applied Research: Launchers and Manned Flight      
Applied Research: Ground Segment
Applied Research: Instruments and Payloads
Applied Research: Satellite-based Services
Basic Research for Space Technology      
Other Experimental Research      

JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH - Institute DIGITAL
Leonhardstrasse 59, 8010 Graz
+43 316 876-5000
Contact: Heinz Mayer
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Last modification: 2018-09-25