Ariadna is an initiative of the European Space Agency to establish a link with the European academic community in advanced space technology research. This is achieved by performing collaborative research projects between the Advanced Concepts Team and selected academic partners.
1. biomimetic sensing through changes in structural proteins
2. photon-enhanced thermionic emission for space power systems
3. microwave drilling
4. charge mobility in nanostructured supercapacitors.
More information: http://www.esa.int/gsp/ACT/ariadna/