Facts & Figures

Project: VITAL

Project Coordinator: Tinku Rasheed at CREATE-NET

Technical Manager: Harilaos Koumaras at NCSRD

Funded under: H2020 Research & Innovation Action

Call: H2020-ICT-2014-1

Area: Smart wireless & optical networks

Grant Agreement No: 644843

EU Contribution: 2.9 mil €

Start Date: 1 February 2015

Duration: 30 months



VITAL (VIrtualized hybrid satellite-TerrestriAl systems for resilient and fLexible future networks) is an ambitious project addressing the combination of Terrestrial and Satellite networks by pursuing two key innovation areas, by bringing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) into the satellite domain and by enabling Software-Defined-Networking (SDN)-based, federated resources management in hybrid SatCom-terrestrial networks.

The VITAL project is funded by the European Commission under the H2020 Research and Innovation program.

Latest news

  • VITAL & SANSA Co-organize a special session at ASMS/SCPC 2016
    During early September, the  8th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference and the 14th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (ASMS/SPSC2016) was held at Palma de Mallorca. This is a renowned conference in both industry and scientific communities which address the recent…
    Written on Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:12 in Blog
  • VITAL Demonstration videos available in Youtube
    The VITAL project is happy to announce the availability of the YouTube channel which presents the various demonstrations of the VITAL innovations. The youtube channel is accessible here. A screenshot of the YouTube channel is provided below.
    Written on Tuesday, 04 October 2016 16:07 in Blog
  • VITAL Architecture Overview
    In this short article, we present the high-level view of the overall architecture for SDN/NFV-enabled satellite ground segment systems (also presented in the deliverable D2.3 [available here for download]), illustrating its functional building blocks and the reference points among them. The VITAL system…
    Written on Friday, 02 September 2016 15:53 in Blog