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Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group responsible for defence and aerospace products and services. The division was formed in January 2014 during the corporate restructuring of European Aeronautic Defense and Space (EADS), and comprises the former Airbus Military, Astrium, and Cassidian divisions.

The TSOE division involved in the Demeter Project is part of Airbus Defence and Space, Space Equipment, located in Elancourt near Paris and is in charge of the development of equipment for satellites and launchers.

Main product lines are:

  • Avionics
  • Power distribution and conditioning
  • Data handling, processing and storage
  • Datalinks

Equipment designed and manufactured are both used in the company’s own systems and chosen by external customers in Europe, Asia and Americas.

Airbus Defence and Space Elancourt’s complete skill portfolio guaranties customer success and satisfaction:

  • Electronic, mechanical and thermal design
  • Micro electronics
  • Technologies and materials
  • Expertise in electronic components and radiation hardening
  • Equipment manufacture, integration and test

TSOE is an Electronic Centre of competence for Airbus DS Electronics.

The electronic design laboratory is composed of about 60 engineers, equally shared between digital design and analogue design. More than 50 ASICs have been designed in the past years all for space applications. Technologies ranging from 3 um to 0.18 um have been used. The electronic center has been using FPGA for a long time, and has made many works to allow their use for space applications. It is also involved in cryptographic applications and has developed secure links to upload Telecommand and download Telemetry of Telecom and Observation satellites.

For the end-to-end service, Airbus Defence and Space subsidiary Intespace, co-located at Elancourt, offers the full range of test services necessary for equipment validation.