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CTTC is a non-profit research institution resulting from a public initiative of the Regional Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya). Research activities, both fundamental and applied, are organized onto four research divisions: Communication Networks, Communication Systems, Communication Technologies and Geomatics.
CTTC leads the Project Coordination as well as WP5 (Mission Planner Validation) and also works also in requirements, design, interfaces and verification related to the NTN components, innovation management and exploitation, communication, dissemination, standardization and closing the gap between research and industry.

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is the leading organization for applied research in Europe. Its research activities are conducted by 72 institutes and research units at locations throughout Germany. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft employs a staff of more than 26,600, who work with an annual research budget totaling more than 2.6 billion euros.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is one of the world’s leading application-oriented research institutions for microelectronic and IT system solutions and services. It is the largest of all Fraunhofer Institutes.
Fraunhofer IIS contributes to the definition of use-cases and leads on-board processing tasks for implementing CU/DU splitting.

HISPASAT is the leading satellite operator in Spain and a driver for innovation in the aerospace sector. The company is the main communication link between Europe and America as a broadband and connectivity service provider in America, Europe and North Africa through its companies in Spain and Latin America, where its Brazilian subsidiary, HISPAMAR, is located. HISPASAT is the leader in broadcasting and distributing multimedia content in Spanish and Portuguese, including broadcasts from major digital Direct to Home (DTH) and High-Definition Television (HDTV) platforms. These activities make it one of the top companies in the world by revenue in its sector and it forms part of the REDEIA group. HISPASAT offers broadband satellite connectivity solutions which include Internet access, mobility and extension of cellular networks, as well as other value-added proposals to goverments, corporations and telecommunications operators in America, Europe and North Africa. 

 During TRANTOR project HISPASAT will lead the definition of scenarios, use cases and validation, and roadmap assessment providing its insights as network operator. HISPASAT will also provide the space capacity in multiple bands and multiple satellites to demonstrate the project technology in a real scenario, and will also contribute to different tasks about dissemination and standardization.

Software Radio Systems Limited (SRS) is an SME headquartered in Ireland. SRS develops complete RAN software solutions for 4G and 5G. We are known for our open source srsRAN project, that has made performant and customizable software radio solutions available to the R&D community since 2015. We have helped our commercial partners to build and launch innovative new products and services based on our open-source RAN software platforms. These include a commercial air-to-ground network with complete coverage across the continental U.S.A. to provide broadband connectivity to business jets and a ground-breaking LEO satellite network providing direct-to-mobile broadband connectivity.

SRS will be bringing its new srsRAN 5G CU/DU solution to Trantor. Its main contributions will be in WP6 (eNTN Development) and WP7 (Demonstration) where SRS will help to develop and demonstrate enhancements defined by the 3GPP specifications to support NTN access within the context of its ORAN-compatible CU/DU RAN stack.

The technological core of INSTER is radio communications, in particular broadband satellite communications for mobility applications. The company has developed a strong portfolio of products and solutions in the fields of fixed and mobile wireless communications for land, rail, railway and aeronautical sectors.

INSTER leads the WP6 that will perform all the necessary developments to integrate part of the research of WP3 and WP4 to enable multiend-to-end demonstrations. It is structured in the developments for gNB-A/UE-A, at CN level and at RF components.

The National Research Council (CNR) is Italy’s largest public research organization and conducts interdisciplinary research in various fields, including engineering, computer science, telecommunications, and technology. 

CNR is committed as the WP4 leader in TRANTOR and will contribute toward designing the architectures to pursue in the most efficient way the scenarios, use cases and services, on the design of new AI solutions for traffic management, and will provide the application layer to implement the data flow in the demonstrations.

Indra is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers world-wide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defence markets, and a leading firm in Digital Transformation Consultancy and Information Technologies. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value focus and with a high innovation component.

Indra will mainly contribute to TRANTOR in the integration of industrial solutions to operate and manage satellite networks, developing the Network Manager and Supervisor. It will help drive the adoption of 5G and 6G NTN by satellite operators. Indra is WP7 leader for the experimental demonstrations of TRANTOR concept.

University of Luxembourg and its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) conduct internationally competitive research in information and communication technology with high relevance creating socio-economic impact. In addition to long-term, high-risk research, SnT engages in demand-driven collaborative projects with industry and the public sector.

University of Luxembourg leads the WP3 (eNTN RAN Technologies for Advanced Capabilities) dedicated to solving the RAN challenges raised by 6G networks incorporating multiaccess, multiorbital and multiband technologies. Moreover, University of Luxembourg is also leading the Core Network enhancement development for NTN and multiorbital NMS in the project demonstrations.

RHEA Group is a privately-owned company providing engineering  services
and solutions in space and security. Established in 1992,
 with headquarters in Belgium, RHEA has built a reputation as a trusted partner, providing our clients with high-level expertise to design efficient systems, optimize critical operations and secure critical infrastructures. RHEA works with public and private organizations, both civil and military, on their infrastructures, data and applications, up to and including space assets.
RHEA’s main contribution to this project is to
analyse and perform security TRA (Threat Risk Assessment)
to detect potential communication system threats and security risks as
well as to provide security risk mitigations solution. In order to do
so, RHEA will provide the following cybersecurity tools: TRA tool, Trust
Access Unit tool, SOC (Security Operations Center)

Quadsat is enhancing SATCOM and defense with UAV-based radio frequency (RF) measurement solutions that test and verify RF equipment while being independent of location and time. Applications span from antenna characterization and satellite emulation to waveform modulation and ESM testing. Quadsat is a Danish company that was founded in 2017 and employs today experts in radio frequency, robotics, and software. A Quadsat system consists of a highly advanced payload for transmitting and receiving, which is integrated onto a UAV and connected to ground control station with automation and measurement software. Quadsat provides systems and training as well as testing as a service for customers.

Quadsat’s primary role in TRANTOR is to develop and deploy AUV-based LEO satellite emulation solutions demonstrate TRANTOR outcomes with LEO orbits. Additionally, Quadsat assists in developing and validating the Mission Planner software, and finally Quadsat helps ensure exploitation of project results through its product and services line: Drone-based LEO emulator.

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