HITEC Luxembourg

CORE BUSINESS

HITEC Luxembourg S.A is a 100%-owned Luxembourg company and offers high technology solutions covering different business areas: satellite ground segment; equipment for testing and measuring of physical properties; traffic management and mission critical. HITEC Luxembourg serves private and public sectors at a national and international level.

The company offers, among others, satellite ground segment technology as well as innovative satellite-based products and ICT services to support public safety services in case of crises or disasters. Our range of Limited Motion (LM) and Full Motion (FM) high end antenna systems, operating in various frequency bands and supporting institutional and commercial satellites, is complemented by our performing antenna components such as antenna control units (HACU®) and servo control units (HSCU™). The company’s services include project management, design, engineering, integration, installation, commissioning and maintenance of full antenna systems or antenna components

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Products:

  • Limited and full motion ground station antennas, ranging from 3 to 14 meters in diameter and covering frequencies from L- to Q/V-band (HTS gateways, TT&C, IOT/LEOP, EO/data downlink) in particular 6m and 9m limited motion antennas in X- & Ka-Band and 4m to 13m full motion antennas from L- to Ka-band. Including options such as HVAC and de-icing.
  • Elevation over azimuth and equatorial mount positioners (e.g. for antenna arrays and optical telescopes respectively).
  • Antenna components: HACU® Antenna Control Units (program, step, monopulse track) and HASK Antenna Servo Kits.
  • Nomadic Satellite Communication Systems: NoSaCo® Rapid and NoSaCo® Rack
  • Mission Critical Information Management solutions for defence, emergency and humanitarian markets

Services:

  • Project management and coordination
  • Ground station system integration and turn-key supplies
  • Ground station antenna refurbishment, retrofit and relocation
  • Ground station antenna maintenance and ILS-ISS
  • Quality assurance and RAMS analysis
  • Customer specific design, simulation and manufacturing
  • Commissioning and training

TECHNICAL MEANS

HITEC Luxembourg’s facilities are easily accessible on the outskirts of Luxembourg city. The premises comprise engineering offices, equipped with state-of-the-art design and analyses SW and HW. The facilities also comprise a laboratory, used for testing, commissioning, and training purposes. In addition, a small workshop and assembly area allow for rapid prototyping and troubleshooting. From its central location in Europe, HITEC Luxembourg is well connected to a proven network of suppliers, with whom all products are delivered to guaranteed quality standards

MAIN CUSTOMERS

European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry, DG Research and Innovation), ESA, DLR, Luxembourg Government, Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (URSZR), Civil Protection of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (PCRAFVG), SES Group, Inmarsat, Lockheed Martin, POST Group, AIRBUS Defence & Space, Telespazio, CGDIS – Corps Grand-Ducal Incendie & Secours, Thales Alenia Space, GovSat, OHB, Luxembourg army.

MAJOR SPACE PROJECTS

Satellite Ground Station Antennas

Defence projects: Limited- and Full-Motion antennas (6.8m, 9.0m) in Ka-, X-, and S-Band 

DLR: 

  • Full-Motion antenna in Ka-band (13m) for IOT
  • Wide-band Full-Motion antenna (5m) for GNSS monitoring

ESA projects: 

  • Q/V-band large aperture HTS gateway development
  • Antenna Control Units (program, step, monopulse track) development
  • GSTP design study for a 3-axis Full-Motion antenna in S-/K-band (14m) for Earth observation
  • SSA NEO: feasibility study and prototyping of telescope design for near Earth objects

EDRS: 5 Limited-Motion antennas in Ka-band (6.8m) for TT&C, feeder uplink and data downlink

Earth observation: 3-axis Full-Motion antennas in S/X-dual-band (6.8m) 

Galileo IOV: 2 Full-Motion antennas in S-band (13m) for TT&C

Satellite-based ICT solutions

  • emergency.lu: Deployment of worldwide available Rapid response solution for humanitarian aid and disaster relief, integrating, among other solutions NoSaCo® and DISP®
  • ALPDIRIS – Assist search and rescue teams in the Alps by providing satellite based connectivity and software (DISP)
  • Service to provide a rapid mapping solution based on earth observation

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