Funding

This page displays the ARTES Invitation To Tenders (ITTs) which are published on EMITS. Use the selection criteria on the left to refine your search.

Funding of the individual Prime or subcontractors, for ARTES Core Competitiveness and ARTES Applications activities, is subject to authorisation of the required ARTES budget by the related National Delegations. Therefore, bidding teams are requested to inform their National Delegation(s) of their intention to participate in funded activities already before submitting a proposal.

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  • FAULT-TOLERANT AND COMMERCIAL OFF THE SHELF-BASED ON BOARD COMPUTER (ARTES AT 4A.060)

    Objective: Design, development, and prototyping of a fault tolerant and low cost On Boad Computer (OBC) with integrated Mass Memory(MM) for LEO and GEO applications

    Targeted Improvements: Cost reduction and reduced development and production flow for the OBC andMM. The target is a recurrent cost of less than 10% of the current cost of components for a System Monitoring Unit. Possible performance improvements (e.g. mass, power, or volume...

  • POWER PROCESSING UNIT SWITCH-ON STRATEGY AFTER SPACECRAFT SEPARATION (ARTES AT REF. 4F.099)

    Objective:

    The objective of the activity is to allow Power Processing Unit (PPU) switch on as quickly as possible after spacecraft separation.

    Targeted Improveme...

  • MINIATURE BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTERS (ARTES AT 5C.301)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to study, manufacture and test filters based on Thin Film Bulk Acoustic Resonator (FBAR) technology at frequencies up to C-band.

    Targeted Improvements: Considerable footprint (up to 50%-70%) and mass reduction when compared to current filter technology, enabling the next level of miniaturised microwave modules.

    Description: Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filter technology has proven to be...

  • SATELLITE GATEWAY DEVELOPMENT FOR MASSIVE UNCOORDINATED ACCESS NETWORKS (ARTES AT 6B.030)

    Objective: To design and demonstrate innovative solutions for uncoordinated access networks targeting low duty cycle and low volumetraffic (independent of operating frequency bands).This will allow aggressive resource sharing while significantly reducing the power consumption and the cost of the user terminals.

    Targeted Improvements: The proposed activity aims to design and develop innovative techniques at the satellite network gateways...

  • PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT OF TRANSPARENT DIGITAL PROCESSORS (ARTES AT REF. 5A.051) EXPRO+

    Objective: Identify and develop the architectural and algorithmic improvements necessary to enhance the performance of Digital Transparent Processors in terms of signal dynamic range, low noise, port bandwidth flexibility, robustness to interference, power consumption, etc.

    Targeted Improvements: Improvement in dynamic range, noise level, robustness to interference and overall processor performance (power consumption and suitability for...

  • DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE APPROACH FOR LARGE FREQUENCY SELECTIVE SURFACES FOR TELECOM APPLICATIONS ( ARTES AT 5B.164)

    Objective: The main objective of this activity is to develop and test a frequency selective surface enabling antenna architectures capable of producing a transmit/receive multiple beam coverage withonly one main reflector aperture.

    Targeted Improvements: Reducednumber of antenna apertures required for given telecommunications mission/Enable more complex and flexible antenna beam generation.

    Description: There is a general trend t...

  • MINIATURISED KA-BAND BEAMFORMING NETWORK USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES (ARTES AT 5C.269)

    Objective:

    The objective is the design, manufacturing and testing of a BB of a miniaturized Ka-Band multilayer BFN.

    Targeted Improvements:

    ...

  • W-BAND WAVEGUIDE SWITCH (PRIORITY 2) (ARTES AT 5C.313) - EXPRO PLUS

    Objective: Objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a W-band waveguide switch for advanced communication payloads.

    Targeted Improvements: This technology development is targeted to enable future W-band communication payloads where redundancy is needed.

    Description: The usage of the spectrum available in W-band for satellite communications will significantly reduce the number of gateways and consequently the ov...

  • COST COMPETITIVE AND RELIABLE CONVERTERS (ARTES AT 5C.300)

    The objective of the activity is to assess the flexible converters requirements for geostationary applications, evaluatethe potential requirements relaxation and build and test an associatedengineering model.

    Targeted Improvements: Reduced costs (20%).

    Description: The pressure to reduce prices and delivery times of geostationary commercial telecommunications satellites is alwaysincreasing, at satellite, payload and equipment lev...

  • INTEGRATED BI-DIRECTIONAL AMPLIFIER FOR REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLE APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 6A.055)

    Objective: Development of a low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) unit integrating SSPA, LNA and diplexer operating in L and S bands. Generic but easily customisable design (e.g. filtering) for specific applications e.g. Inmarsat and Thuraya, and supporting non-constant envelope waveforms. Key parameters are mass of < 200g and power in the order of 5-7W (at th...

  • CARRIER AGGREGATION IN SATELLITE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS (ARTES AT REF. 3A.076) - EXPRO PLUS

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to demonstrate the potential of Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology for various satellite communications networks (MSS, FSS) operating in various frequency bands (C-, Ku, Ka- and Q/V-bands). Carrier aggregation needs to be addressed at different levels of the communication stack:

    • Physical layer (e.g. multi-carrier transmit/receive, non-linear satellite channel, guard band setting);
    • ...

  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE ELEMENTS (ARTES AT 4A.061)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to use the satellite structure as a storage area.

    Targeted Improvements: The benefit would be to reduce or remove the need for tanks on board leading to significant mass savings.

    Description: A multi-functional structure can lead to a significant mass savings. By merging other sub-system elements into the satellite structure, and using the inherent strength of these parts, the satellit...

  • ACTUATOR WITH HIGH RESOLUTION MAGNETIC BRAKING (ARTES AT REF. 4E.072)

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to design, develop, manufacture and test a high resolution magnetic brake solution to increase the unpowered holding torque of rotary actuators used in mechanisms for telecoms applications (e.g. appendage deployment andpositioning).

    Targeted Improvements:

    • Increased unpowered holding torque (approximately > 0.1 Nm at motor level).
    • Adjustable holding torque, in order to al...

  • GATEWAY DEMONSTRATOR FOR MACHINE-TO MACHINE (M2M) APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 6B.039)

    The objective of this activity to design, develop and test a gateway prototype able to establish synchronization with M2M terminalsusing low cost oscillators and to define a suitable forward link M2M air interface.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology on the Gateway to simplify the design of the M2M terminals and thus reduce their production costs.

    Description: Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications means the automated or...

  • ARTES CC - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - WORKPLAN 2017

    A key role of ESA in telecommunications is to promote a significant level of RD activities to ensure the readiness and competitiveness of European industry in the short and long term.ARTES Advanced Technology (ARTES AT), is the Agencys main programme for preparatory development of satellite communications, and it covers the long-term RD activities.

    ARTES AT activities contain significantamount of industrial research and technical risk a...

  • ARTES 3/4: TELECOM - PRODUCTS PROGRAMME - MEGACONSTELLATIONS - CALL FOR PROPOSALS - 1-8468

    ARTES 3/4 is the ESA-Industry Programme for satellite telecommunication product developments. This time-limited 'Call for Proposals' is for the development of payload and platform products and processes for LEO-based broadband constellations featuring large numbers of satellites (the so-called "megaconstellations"), for which the industrial development plan is to be engaged before Q3 2016. Several of these ventures have eme...

  • ARTES C&G - ENTRY - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The objectives of ARTES Competitiveness Growth are to ensure the readiness of the industry to respond to commercial opportunitiesby focusing the activitieson technological innovation in equipment, systems and applications for satellite communication, resultingin products ready for future exploitation within eitherthe commercial or institutional market.

    The program supports space, groundand applications segments as well as overall system...

  • SCYLIGHT - OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The objective of ARTES ScyLight is to address the development and use of innovative optical technologies for satellite communication as well as new market opportunities for optical communication technologies, and support industry to develop or seize related market opportunities. ScyLight will therefore cover the development and evolution of optical communication technologies and suitable flight opportunities for their in-orbit verification. Sc...

  • ARTES C&G - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    The objectives of ARTES Competitiveness Growth are to ensure the readiness of the industry to respond to commercial opportunitiesby focusing the activitieson technological innovation in equipment, systems and applications for satellite communication, resultingin products ready for future exploitation within eitherthe commercial or institutional market. The program supports space, groundand applications segments as well as overall system-relate...

  • OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR ARTES 20 (INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS PROMOTION PROGRAMME)

    The overall goal of the ARTES Element 20 programme can be summarised as "the development of operational services for a wide range of users through the combination of different systems". To achieve this, the following objectives have been defined: Promotion of space applications to a wider range of users, especially those who are not aware of the benefits that space technologies can bring to them; Development of new operational servic...