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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  • DEMONSTRATOR FOR SATELLITE-SUPPORTED ECALL FOR MILLIONS OF VEHICLES (ARTES AT 3A.097)

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to develop a system demonstrator, which validates functions of a future satellite-supported eCall system. This system shall support up to 300 million vehicles. The critical key functions to be demonstrated are emergencywarning, remote vehicle diagnostics and transfer of essential passenger information. The demonstrator shall consist of a gateway emulator, which is integrated with the terrestrial netwo...

  • HIGH THROUGHPUT SATELLITE (HTS) GATEWAY Q/V - BAND FEED ANTENNA (ARTES AT 6B.040 )

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to design a Q/V band gateway antenna, and develop and test a Q/V band feedfor 7 to 12 meters antennas suitable for future feeder link gateways.

    Targeted Improvements:Development of enabling technology for:

    • High Q/V Band EIRP on the ground (>90-95 dBW).
    • Suitable to fit in Q/V-band Gateway antennas with diameters 7 - 12 m.
    • Capableof monopulse precise antenna trac...

  • HIGH Q DIELECTRIC RESONATORS (ARTES AT 5C.335) EXPRO+

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to develop and experimentally verify high performance dielectric resonators with a quality factor (Q) times frequency (f) figure of merit (Qf) of at least 250,000 GHz for use in input and output multiplexers.

    Targeted Improvements:Develop enabling technology for a new source of high Q dielectric resonators.

    25% increase in Q factor with respect to currently available European material....

  • COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF THE USE OF SATELLITE IN THE EVOLUTION OF AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE (ARTES FPE 1B.125)

    The proposed activity will address the cost and benefits offered by a maximal use of satellite in the following main streams:1)Satellite as the primary system for Communication Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) in support of virtualization:To deliver a cost-effective and spectrum efficient service, while guarantying end users with the availability, integrity, safety, security and otherperformance requirements necessary.To support, through a si...

  • ARTES SCYLIGHT ROLLING WORK PLAN

    This first ScyLight Workplan has been established based on an ESA internal ARTES ScyLight Call for Ideas. It will be amended reflecting the findings from Industry Workshops or the consolidation process with stakeholders, like National Delegations, Operators, Service Providers, Satellite Manufacturers, Industry and experts which will take place in the next months. The activities have beenselected in line with the programme objectives for Line 1...

  • SPIN-IN OF 3GPP TERRESTRIAL RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY FOR SATCOM (ARTES AT 3C.017)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to adapt and reuse the 3GPP (Release 13 and beyond) terrestrial radio access technologies in satellite systems in order to significantly simplify the implementation of the emerging satellite networks and the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks. The adapted technologies will be implemented and demonstrated in a combined hardware/software verification platform.

    Targeted Improvemen...

  • ACCURATE G/T CHARACTERISATION OF Q-, V- AND W-BAND GROUND STATIONS (ARTES AT 6B.046)

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to develop the methodology for the characterisation of Ground station G/T based on the use of radio stars (like the sun or the moon) up to W band.

    Targeted Improvements:Procedures for calibration of a ground station with radio stars taking into account the atmospheric absorption and solar emissions.

    De...

  • INTERFERENCE RESILIENT VSAT SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND SERVICES (ARTES AT 7A.054)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to develop a prototype of a DVB-S2/RCS Next Generation terminal composed of an antenna and a digital modem implementing interference mitigation techniques. The digital modem shall be able to provide channel state information to allow the network control centre to manage possible interference caused by Fixed Services (FS) terminals onto Fixed Frequency System (FSS) termina...

  • OPTICAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR NEXT GENERATION OPTICAL INTER-SATELLITE LINKS (SCYLIGHT SL.002)

    The objectives of this study are:

    1. To investigate end-to-end communications system architectures for next generation optical inter-satellite links (optical ISLs) and to establish the system requirements.
    2. To perform a preliminary design of the optical terminals for next generation optical ISLs achieving a user data rate of 10 20 Gbit/s.
    3. To identify the critical subunits of the optical te...

  • RAPID CALIBRATION AND TESTING FOR ACTIVE ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 7B.044)

    The objective of the activity is to elaborate, design and verify an antenna gain measurement system suited for rapid calibration and characterisation of active planar ground terminal antennas, which are series produced. The ground terminal antennas will operate in Ku and Ka-band.

    Targeted Improvements:Time reduction of more than 90% of the overall antenna measurement and calibration step when compared to conventional measurement methods...

  • MACHINE LEARNING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS (ARTES FPE 1A.104)

    The objectives of the activity are to investigate the applicability of ML or AI techniques in in the overall domain of satellite communications. The activity shall further prototype and demonstrate a limited number of Proof of Concepts (PoCs). These PoCs shall lead to follow-up activities in other ARTES Elements.

    The activity will identify multiple use cases in the domain of satellite communications that could be addressed by using ML/A...

  • Q-/V-BAND ANTENNA FOR AERONAUTICAL APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 7C.048)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a Q-/V-band antenna to be embarked on civilian aviationfleets in order to increase the data rate available for the end users.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling European technology development of a Q/V band antenna with smaller SWaP (size, weight and power), lower profile and drag than the current Ka band solutions.

    Description:The use of higher frequencies is becoming...

  • LOW LOSS WAVEGUIDES COVERING HIGH FREQUENCY BANDS (ARTES AT 5C.351)

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test low loss waveguides in Ka, Q, V and W-frequency bands for use in future high throughput satellite systems (transmit and receive bands).

    Targeted Improvements:20% reduction in insertion losses with respect to the state of the art.

    Description:Conventional rectangular waveguides have high insertion loss per metre. The most obvious consequences of the high i...

  • HIGHLY INTEGRATED ACTIVE BEAM FORMING NETWORK FOR KA-BAND PHASED ARRAY ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 5B.179)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a compact Ka-band beam forming network breadboard for phased arrayantenna applications requiring a high number of beams.

    Targeted Improvements: To increase the number of beams that can be generated by active phased array antennas from about 10 to more than 40.

    Description:

    Today, phased array antennas are limited to very few beams (around 10). This is due to...

  • HIGHLY DISTRIBUTED SMALL GATEWAY ARCHITECTURES FOR VHTS APPLICATIONS (ARTES FPE 1B.123)

    As telecommunication satellites attempt to keep pace with the increasing data rates and falling costs per Mbps delivered by terrestrial networks, the total throughput capability of VHTS systems has risen rapidly. The latest round of commercial spacecraft now offer total throughput in excess of the 1 TBps considered a distant target only a few years ago. To maintain the competitive position ofsatellite in the future...

  • PASSIVE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR 1000-FIXED-BEAM-CLASS KA-BAND ACTIVE ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 5B.180)

    The objective of the activity is to develop a passive low-power distribution network to support 1000-fixed-beam-class Ka-band antennas.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology development for beam forming networks capable of handling 1000 fixed beams.

    Description:

    Emerging new telecom applications for Very-High-Throughput-Satellites (i.e. ICE programme) require a very high number of beams (i.e. about 1000). State-of-the...

  • 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...

  • 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...