TéSA

Cooperative research laboratory in Telecommunications for Space and Aeronautics

Who we are

The TéSA Cooperative Laboratory was created in 2004 as a non-profit association under the French Act of 1901, with the corporate purpose, enshrined in its articles, of conducting research in the field of space and aeronautical telecommunications and related fields. The TéSA association has academic associate members such as the École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE-Supaéro), the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (Toulouse-INP), the Institut Polytechnique des Sciences Avancées (IPSA)  and the Institut des Mines Télécom Atlantique (IMT Atlantique) as well as partner members: manufacturers such as Thales Alenia Space (TAS) and Collins Aerospace (RCF), the French Space Agency (CNES) and a start-up, SpaceAble.

The association functions as a research laboratory, managed by a Scientific Committee and a Board of Directors, and welcomes research engineers as well as teachers/researchers from the academic associate members, who can come and spend part of their research time in TéSA. In addition, some fifteen PhD and post-doctoral students are affiliated with TéSA and supervised by professors from the academic associate members.

Itsfield of expertise include digital communications, signal and image processing, and networks. The fields in which TéSA studies and theses apply are space communications systems, aeronautical communications systems, Earth observation, positioning and navigation, and related fields.

Our Expertise

TéSA expertise includes:

  • Digital Communications,
  • Networking,
  • and Signal and Image processing.

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Digital communications
Equalization and predistortion
Linear
Nonlinear
Blind
Channel model
Precoding
Coding
Network coding
Iterative coding
Source coding
Channel coding
Waveform
Non-coherent modulation
Multicarrier modulation
Multiuser detection (MUD)
Synchronization
Modulation recognition
4G and 5G for satellite
Optical communications
Access
FDMA, SC-FDMA
CDMA
IoT access method
Spectrum surveillance
Cognitive radio
Architecture
Satellite constellation
MIMO systems
4G and 5G
Link budget optimization
Software-defined radio
Optical communications
Antenna processing
Signal and image processing
Positioning and navigation
Direction of arrival
Vision
Hybridization
GNSS
Propagation channel
Multipaths
Tracking
Inertial / odometry
Signals of opportunity
Wifi
Terrestrial signals
UWB
Radar and positioning
Tracking
Array processing
Altimetry
Detection of targets and obstacles
SAR processing
Interferences
AIS / radar
3D direction finding
Interferometry
Image processing
Deconvolution
Anomaly detection
Change detection
Segmentation / classification
Machine learning
Denoising
Hyperspectral
Synthetic aperture imaging
3D reconstruction
Signal processing
Array processing
Anomaly detection
Classification
Machine learning
Estimation / Detection
Event detection
Bayesian
Sparse
Spectral analysis
Filtering
Kalman
Particle
Filter banks
Statistical modeling
Wavelets
Networking
Transport protocols
Performance enhancement proxies (PEP) and PEP-less approaches
Congestion Control
Protocol
Cross-layer mechanisms
Reliability
Access
Effective encapsulations
Energy-saving techniques
Resource allocation
Random access
Architectures
CDN/ICN
Hybridization
IoT
Mobile cellular networks (5G, 6G)
Virtualization and software networking
Interconnection of heterogeneous networks
Routing and mobility
DTN
Load balancing
Handover
Routing in satellite constellations
Security
Intrusion detection
Asymmetric cryptography
Blockchain
Authentication
Quality of service and experience (QoS, QoE)
Traffic engineering
QoE assessment
Methods and tools
Ground network optimization
Traffic prediction / ML
Simulation and emulation

Application Domains

The fields in which TéSA research and PhD studies apply are:

  • Space and Aeronautical communication systems,
  • Positioning and Navigation,
  • Earth Observation,
  • and related fields.

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Positioning and navigation
AIS system
Signal detection
TDOA / FDOA positioning
GNSS system
Acquisition / Tracking
Interferences
Integrity
Modulation / Demodulation / Coding
Multipath reduction
Precise positioning
Low cost receivers
Reflectometry
Information fusion for positioning
GNSS and mobile network
Trajectory classification
Direction finding
Nano-satellites
Related domains
Earth observation
Hyperspectral imaging
Altimetry
Sea level Anomaly (SLA) estimation
Optical and Radar Imagery
Segmentation
Denoising / Filtering
Fusion of optical and/or radar images
Compression
Spectroscopy
Estimation of instrument transmittance
Aeronautical communication systems
Anomaly detection
Deformation estimation
Space communication systems
Machine to Machine (M2M) / data collection
LPWAN Communications
Hybrid systems
Mobile systems
Satellite and terrestial hybridization
Fixed systems
DVB-RCS(2)
DVB-S(2)
Optical transmission
Payloads
Software radio
Emergency communications
Diffusion systems
Cooperative communications
Content delivery networks
Telemetry, Command and Control (TCC)
Anomaly detection
Non coherent detection

They trust us

CNES
Thales Alenia Space
Collins Aerospace
SpaceAble

ADDRESS

7 boulevard de la Gare
31500 Toulouse
France

CONTACT


CNES
Thales Alenia Space
Collins Aerospace
SpaceAble
Toulouse INP
ISEA-SUPAERO
IPSA
ENAC
IMT Atlantique