2008 launched EmTroniX space journey.

Our first project was the Pathfinder 2, a project where the company developed, in a short period of time, highly reliable electronics to collect AIS from boats.

From that point, we have been involved in numerous New Space and Space projects with different market key players that are shaping the future of these two industries.

“There is hardly a space project in Luxembourg that did not have at least one EmTroniX component on board.”

Luxemburger Wort – 3 Nov 2020

We are focused on payload & avionic development and are providing a complete range of services such as:

Specific hardware design and customization
Digital Signal Processing design
Embedded Software services
Power Electronics for load control, power supplies and power converters, power trackers
Sensor & small signal interfacing
Mechanical design
Electronic board assembly in-house
RF design (receiver & transceiver) including PA and testing equipment in-house
On-Board Computer
Yuri space project


Yuri is democratizing access to micro-gravity.  ScienceTaxi facility is a middeck-locker size incubator that fits any platform. It is the perfect solution to bring experiments to all platforms beyond the ISS, such as orbital or suborbital spacecraft or parabolic flights.

  •  Support the development process of the state-of-the-art microgravity research facility: ScienceTaxi
  •   Implement new functions to support future experiments and breakthrough technologies
  •  Designed for current and next generation space vehicles
  •   MAIT of two ScienceTaxi “Electronics and SW” and EGSE, including up to date user interface


ALTIUS mission – which stands for Atmospheric Limb Tracker for the Investigation of the Upcoming Stratosphere – will deliver, for at least 3 years, profiles of concentrations of stratospheric ozone with high vertical resolution, as well as profiles of other atmospheric trace gases.

  •   System level analysis
  •  Electronics design and PCB layout of the optical mechanism motor drivers
  •   Mechanism Firmware algorithms and specification
  •   Engineering, Structural/Thermal and Flight models
  •   Full ECSS electronics development
Altius space project
Triton X space project


LuxSpace’s next generation of multi-mission micro-satellite is designed to enable affordable regional and global LEO constellations for commercial applications. Its goal is to be more flexible, more powerful and thus more cost-effective than other commercial platforms.

  •   On-board computer for the Triton-X platform
  •  High Speed COMM for the data down link of the Avionics Unit
  •   High-speed down link up to 400 Mbit/s
  •   FPGA-based digital modulator
  •   RF up conversion C/X/Ka band
  •   Solid-State Power Amplifier X band
  •   Digital Main Board as the On-Board Computer


Hera will be one of humanity’s first-ever spacecraft to visit a double asteroid: the Didymos binary system. This mission aims to know more about this threat and to prevent asteroids hitting our Earth. EmTroniX is in charge of a radar payload that will not only map the surface but also the asteroid’s internal structure.

  •  Low-frequency radar payload
  •  Management of JuRa consortium to reach delivery targets
  • Clocks, High speed DAC & ADC sampling
  • Digital processing in the FPGA
  • DC/DC module
  • Payload mechanics
  • Integration of partners board to mechanics
Hera low frequency radar
Macsat payload


This project is a perfect example of a made-in-Luxembourg project where two companies are working together to prepare an In-Orbit-Demonstration mission. The goal is to connect sensors, devices and measurement units in remote and sparsely connected areas, where there is no cellular network or WiFi.

  • User terminals:
  • RF modem (electronics, RF design and mechanic)
  • User terminal demonstrator (electronics, mechanic and software)
  • Payload
  • FPGA, A/D & D/A converters and clocks
  • Software Defined Radio architecture
  • RF design (Rx, Tx, mechanic) & SSPA
  • Software radio HDL part
  • Software infrastructure


This technology, among other applications, would allow for an orbiting satellite to manufacture very long antenna booms in space. With the appropriate antenna configurations, it would enable the collection of Radio Frequency (RF) data from devices transmitting pertinent power as well as frequencies to be geo-located.

  •  Design of control electronics for In-Space manufacturing elements in order to allow deployment of the sub-system:
  • Heating/cooling elements control
  • Puller/stepper motor control
  • Environmental sensor monitoring
  •  Development of electronics hardware to receive 4 synchronously RF signals:
  • FPGA-based processing
  • Low-noise RF front-end
  • Low-phase-noise advanced synchronous receiver
Kleos space project
GHOST image


The goal of this project was to design, develop and validate a novel on-ground measurement system for satellite In-Orbit-Test (IOT). The IOT measurement system is based on non-intrusive spread spectrum test signals and advanced DSP techniques to measure key payload parameters. It allows the verification and monitoring of in-orbit wide band satellite transponders without interrupting customer services. It also avoids interfering with other satellites during orbital movements.

  •   System level analysis, architecture definition and detailed design
  •   Hardware design, implementation, prototyping and validation
  •   Measurement DSP algorithms design, analysis, simulation and FPGA implementation
  •   Firmware/Software full implementation, integration and validation


This activity was undertaken in the frame of an ESA study aiming to provide the architecture, define the DSP algorithms, and implement the design of an SDR autonomous transceiver for a Mars orbiter, in view of a future flight qualified unit implementation. The proposed transceiver is a full autonomous and SDR system that has the ability to identify unknown attributes of received signals and automatically reconfigure itself accordingly, without explicit pre-configuration or reprogramming of its functions.

  •   Orbiter UHF transceiver unit requirements analysis and specification,
  •   Orbiter UHF transceiver unit architecture definition,
  •   Autonomous receiver DSP algorithms design, analysis and simulation,
  •   Hardware and FPGA implementation of the software defined and autonomous orbiter transceiver unit,
  •   Algorithms validation and testing in the selected digital platform FPGA based.
Proximity 1 space project
Pathfinder Space project


Named in honor of the late OHB System founder Manfred Fuchs, this pathfinder was the first commercial demonstration satellite to achieve a lunar flyby on the 28th of October 2014.

  • Electronic development: OBC interface, Downlink modulator, Battery protection
  • Satellite assembly: Electronics, Satellite harness, Batteries, Solar panel, Antenna, Additional payload


EmTroniX has developed a Space-based ADS-B demonstration payload in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space Germany under an ESA contract. As with AIS, ADS-B messages reception in space has to overcome high numbers of signal collisions over dense air-spaces.

Design and production of:
  •   FPGA-hosted ADS-B receiver
  •   Multichannel parallel design
  •   Ultra low resource usage
  •   Integrated error correction
  •   High sensitivity
  •   Scalable and expandable
  •   EmTroniX-owned FPGA IP
ADS-B receiver
vessel sat space project


EmTroniX contributed to the transition from experimental to commercial technologies with the first Luxembourg built satellite VESSEL SAT 1 and later VESSEL SAT 2. These two missions aimed to track ships by receiving signals from their AIS.

Design and production of:
  •   4 channels payload AIS receiver
  •   DOBC Bus Interface Board
  •   Telecommand Receiver
  •   Central of Inertia
  •   Sun sensor
  •   GNSS


This satellite represents the continuity of the successful PathFinder 2 with enhanced signal analysis, logging capabilities and with also additional stringent technical requirements as for all ISS-embarked equipment. It was designed for wide-area vessel detection on the ocean in VHF frequency.

Design and production of:
  •   FPGA & ASIC based AIS Receiver
  •   RF front end
  •   Analog processing chain
  •   Digital signal processing
  •   FPGA synthesized processor
  •   ISS interface
  •   Power management
colAIS space project


This project launched EmTroniX’s space adventure. This demonstration satellite had as main function to gather space born AIS data from vessels aiming to overcome signal collisions.

Design and production of:
  •   AIS receiver
  •   Downlink & Telemetry Modulator
  •   On-Board-Computer interface
  •   Solar panels power tracker and battery power management
  •   Baseband AIS digital sampler
  •   GPS antenna
  •   Solar panel
  •   Payload embedded control software