TeraComp, an EU-funded project has developed a key tool for space research, which can help detect traces of life on other planets by recording electromagnetic signals.
The newly developed device is more compact, lighter and more suitable for space missions than previous models.
It also captures electromagnetic signals with an unprecedented clarity, allowing researchers to better distinguish them from noise.
Thanks to this success one of the project’s partners, a Swedish company Omnisys Instruments, will now be involved in preparations for the first ESA’s space mission to Jupiter’s moons.
The ESA’s satellite will spend three years collecting data looking for life in the moons’ deep oceans.
Press release by Chalmers University of Technology / 7 October 2013