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Protecting the creation of the mind
Each year, ESA develops a vast array of innovative, highly sophisticated technologies and applications to support its space programmes and make Europe’s space endeavours happen. Many of these developments result in intellectual property (IP) for top-notch technology. A lot of this IP owned by ESA also has significant commercial potential for non-space applications.
ESA’s patents portfolio, and market the Agency’s own IP to the non-space industry in order to make sure they are exploited to their full potential.
The TTPO supports ESA’s aim to encourage, protect and license innovations in order to fulfill the mission of cooperation among Member States in space research, technologies and their applications, as well as to support the worldwide competitiveness of European industry.
About ESA patents
IP for commercialisation
Intellectual Property (IP) refers to the protection of creations of the mind, which have both a moral and a commercial value.
IP law typically grants the author of an intellectual creation exclusive rights for exploiting and benefiting from their creation. However, these rights, also called monopoly right of exploitation, are limited in scope, duration and geographical extent.
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Spaceborne microwave radiometers complement optical imaging in the visible and in the infrared by providing vertical profiles of temperature and ...Read more
Star tracker images are known to be corrupted by so-called single event upsets (SEU) appearing as points and streaks which destroy the int ...Read more
The structure is aimed at being designed and constructed for large, deployable apertures that vary in size from 4 to 50 meters, whilst at the same tim ...Read more
The Contention Resolution Diversity Slotted Aloha (CRDSA) key idea is to transmit two replicas of the same packet at random locations within the ...Read more
The offered technology provides a method for performing Earth altimetry comprising the following steps: ...Read more
The offered technology is a method of processing positioning signals constituted by a superposition of individual signals generated by a plurali ...Read more