Current Projects

Full List of Current Projects

A full list of current projects is presented below.

Project Title
Principal Investigator
Project manager
Aim of Project
 Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics cooler requirements
 ATHENA Ian Hepburn
Ian Hepburn
To study the 50mK cooler requirements
Advanced Telescope for High Energy Astrophysics science definition
 Mat Page
 Mat Page
To develop the ATHENA science definition requirements
Atmosphere LANd Interaction Study
Peter Muller
Vladimir Yershov
To study how boreal forests contribute to greenhouse gas and aerosol concentration, and into the processes governing the interplay between Earth’s surface and atmosphere
Cassini Electron Spectrometer Post-Launch Support
Cassini ELS PLS
Andrew Coates
Gethyn Lewis
Post-launch operations of the Cassini ELS isntrument
Cluster Plasma Electron And Current Experiment Post-Launch Support
 Andrew Fazakerley
 Gill Watson
Post-launch operations of the Cluster PEACE isntrument
Coordination Action for integration of Solar System Infrastructure & Science
Bob Bentley
Bob Bentley
To explore ways to improve interoperability for all aspects of Solar System science
CRYosat Mission Performance Simulation upgrade
Steve Baker
Steve Baker
To provide software to simulate performance of the SIRAL instrument on board Cryosat
Cryosat2: Instrument Processing Facility Level 2
Cryosat2 IPF2
Steve Baker
Steve Baker
To design & implement Level-2 processing chains in the Cryosat IPF
Exoplanet Characterisation Observatory
 ECHO Berend Winter
Berend Winter
To lead structural and thermal analysis mission studies
Envisat RA2 Sea-Ice Measurement Performance Calibration
Envisat RA2
Steve Baker
Steve Baker
To act as the ESA-designated Expert Support Laboratory for RA2 measurement performance of non-ocean surfaces
The large aperture European Solar Telescope
Sarah Matthews
Dave Walton
To study large format high-speed imaging detectors
Euclid VISible channel instrument
Euclid VIS
Mark Cropper
Richard Cole
To lead the development of the VIS instrument
Exomars Panoramic Cameras
Exomars Pancam
Andrew Coates
Craig Leff
To develop a panoramic camera system for the Exomars Rover
Gaia Data Centre
Mark Cropper
Steve Baker
To provide the ground data processing system for Gaia
GLOBal Land Surface ALBEDO from satellite data
Peter Muller
Tom Kennedy To develop a broadband albedo map of the entire Earth's land surface for use in climate modelling & research
Global Sea Ice Information System
Steve Baker
Steve Baker
To define, implement & validate an antarctic sea ice dynamics information system
Heliophysics Integrated Observatory
Bob Bentley
Phil Williams
To develop a comprehensive integrated information system of heliophysics data
Hinode Post-Launch Support
Hinode PLS
Louise Harra
Khalid Al-Janabi
Post-launch operations of the Hinode EUV Imaging Spectrometer
High Resolution Stereo Colour Imager
Peter Muller
Peter Muller
To develop a High Resolution Stereo Colour Imager for the 2016 Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO)
Hybrid Electric Technology for Transit Buses
Alan Smith
Michael Emes
To develop a model to optimise the energy storage and power management for passenger transit buses
JUpiter ICy moon Explorer, Particle Environment Package
Geraint Jones Laura Mullin To provide detectors for two particle sensors in the PEP instrument
Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Pathfinder
LISA Pathfinder
Phil Guttridge
Phil Guttridge
To procure silicon photodiodes for LISA Pathfinder
Large Observatory For x-ray Timing, Large Area Detector
 Silvia Zane
Tom Kennedy
To lead the study of the LAD instrument with aprticular emphasis on micro-channel plate collimators
Miniature mill-Kelvin CryoCooler
Mk CryoCooler
Ian Hepburn
Jo Bartlett
To develop the world's first miniature milli-Kelvin cryo-cooler
PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars
Alan Smith
Phil Guttridge
To develop a camera system for Plato
Planetary RObotics VIsion SCOUT
Peter Muller
Andrew Griffitths
To demonstrate the combination of vision-based autonomous sample identification & sample selection with terrain hazard analysis for a long range scouting/exploration mission on a terrestrial planet.
Planetary RObotics VISion Ground processing
 ProvisG  Peter Muller
 Peter Muller
To build a framework for planetary robotic vision ground processing
Reprocessing chain for the European Remote Sensing Satellite altimetry dataset
Steve Baker
Steve Baker
To reprocess the ERS-1 & ERS-2 dataset to develop a continuous & homogeneous altimetry datbase
Sentinel-3 Altimetry Products & Algorithm Definition
Steve Baker
Steve Baker
To design Level-2 data products and algorithm chains for ice surfaces
Solar Orbiter EUV Imaging Telescope
 Louise Harra
Tom Kennedy
To design, manufacture, build, test & deliver the EUI Common Electronics Box & on-board flight software
Solar Orbiter Solar Wind Analyser
 Chris Owen
 Chris Brockley-Blatt
To lead the team producing the SWA and develop the Electron Analyser Sub-system
Berend Winter
Mary Carter
To design & build detector modules for the next generation neutrinoless double beta decay experiment, Supernemo
Swift UV/Optical Telescope Post-Launch Support
Mat Page
Mary Carter
Post-launch operations of the Swift UVOT instrument
Technology Demonstrator Satellite, ChaPS
TechDemoSat ChaPS
Dhiren Kataria
Dhiren Kataria
To develop a miniaturised plasma analyser and demonstrate in-flight operation on TechDemoSat
Virtual Atomic & Molecular Data Centre
Len Culhane
Kevin Benson
To build an inter-operable e-Infrastrucure for the exchange of molecular & atomic data
Vega IDEAS support  IDEAS Steve Baker Steve Baker To provide scientific & operations support for Cryosat-2 Radar Altimeter & performance monioring & QA for Cryosat SIRAL data processing
QA of ERS Altimeter WAveform Product for the UK Processing & Archiving Facility
 Steve Baker
 Steve Baker
To provide QA of data processing & products from the UK-PAF
X-ray Multi-Mirror Optical Monitor Post-Launch Support
Mat Page
Mary Carter
Post-launch operations of the XMM-OM instrument

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