New Development

InnoSat Follow-on

Implementation of the new and innovative satellite architecture for a micro-satellite (40 kg). Customer is Swedish National Space Board (SNSB).

ÅAC Microtec and OHB Sweden have been commissioned by SNSB to implement the cost-effective microsatellite, InnoSat. The two companies’ extensive expertise, innovative products and efficient work approaches are combined in a successful manner, giving Sweden the opportunity to build satellites at a very competitive price. ÅAC provides command & data handling (C&DH) and power subsystems and helps as well out with integration.

NAPA 3 - nanosatellite plug-and-play architectures

ÅAC Microtec is contracted by U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to design the first Swedish military satellite and to develop and manufacture the power subsystem for the satellite.


The ÅAC Microtec MicroPol device is a radiation tolerant point of load DC/DC converter with built in protection features, designed and optimized for the requirements of telecom and science space missions. The MicroPol performance is ensured through use of radiation hardened semiconductors in combination with an extensive validation campaign and analysis performed during the design phase. The MicroPol device is designed in a hybrid package with integrated input and output protection circuits and filters. This approach results in a complete stand-alone solution and enables easy integration with a minimal set of external components.

Motion control chip (MCC) for Exomars

ÅAC Microtec was the prime contractor. Partners were Astrium, CSEM, DLR, Gaisler and Selex Galileo. The customer was ESA (TRP).

ÅAC led a consortium developing a miniaturized motion control chip (MCC) component for use in space. The device can handle 3 brushed or one brushless motor with up to 120 W of power. The device is fault tolerant and rated to 20 kRAD subcomponent level and 50 kRAD on system level.