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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  • AGILE KA-BAND TRANSMIT FILTERS FOR COMPACT FLYAWAY USER TERMINALS (ARTES AT REF. 7A.040)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a Ka-band filter enabling compact flyaway user terminals operations across regions and frequencies.

    Targeted Improvements: Alternative tuneable filters could provide mass and size reductionof about 30% at terminal level.

    Description:

    The flyaway te...

  • MULTIFUNCTION HARNESS FOR ON-BOARD CONNECTIONS (ARTES AT 4A.071)

    The objectives of the activity are:

    • To reduce the number of DC and RF connection points in a telecom spacecraft.
    • To develop a recurring harnessing approach.
    • To develop new connector combining the characteristics of the different established formats in a single optimised design.

    Targeted Improvements:Reduction of the number of DC connection points by 50% and RF connection points by 15%. Reduction of th...

  • DIRECT PRINTING OF MECHANICAL AND THERMAL SENSORS ONTO SPACECRAFT HARDWARE (ARTES AT 4E.073)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to evaluate and test techniques of directly printing of strain and thermo-couples ontospacecraft parts as needed for payload equipment and propulsion hardware but not limited to.

    Targeted Improvements: The eliminationof the manual installation of sensors with its associated time reduction (about 20%). Higher reliability.

    Description:

    Today the installation of sensors is undertak...

  • LARGE UNFURLABLE REFLECTOR SURFACE ASSEMBLY FOR KA-BAND APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 5B.169)

    Objective of the activity is to design, develop and verify an unfurlable reflector surface assembly suitable for use in large European antennas operating in the 20 - 35 GHz frequency range.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology development for a new source of unfurlable reflectors capable of generating the high gain, narrow beams needed in terabit/s high throughput satellite systems.

    Description:

    The next generation o...

  • USER TERMINAL WIDEBAND MODEM FOR VERY HIGH THROUGHPUT SATELLITES (VHTS) (ARTES AT 7B.039)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test programmable modem hardware architecture for ultra-wideband VSAT terminals leading to future solutions exploiting the extended-Ka frequency band.

    Targeted Improvements: Modem architecture concept with high degree of flexibility for fast hardware and software upgrades and re-usability. Enabling technology to allow easy integration of new functionalities, like new air interface...

  • MITIGATION TECHNIQUES FOR ADDRESSING THE IMPACT OF LATENCY ON SERVICES OVER SATELLITE NETWORKS (ARTES FPE 1B.118)

    The relatively long propagation delay of a signal over a satellite link has always caused performance limitations and has had a negative effect on the user's Quality of Experience. This started from the early days of analog telephony to the early Internet days where throughput was limited due to the fact that the TCP protocol windows were not optimal for links of long delay and high bandwidth, such as satellite lin...

  • DEMONSTRATOR OF GATEWAY SUBSYSTEMS FOR BEAM-HOPPING HIGH THROUGHPUT SATELLITE NETWORKS (ARTES AT 6B.038)

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to design, implement and verify the functionality of the key ground gateway digital baseband sub-systems for high throughput satellite networks with beam-hopping capabilities, including gateway diversity and progressive deployment solutions

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling technologies to allow ground segment satellite gateways to work with the next generation of High Throughput Satellite system...

  • 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...

  • USER TERMINAL WIDEBAND MODEM FOR VERY HIGH THROUGHPUT SATELLITES (VHTS) (ARTES AT 7B.039)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test programmable modem hardware architecture for ultra-wideband VSAT terminals leading to future solutions exploiting the extended-Ka frequency band.

    Targeted Improvements: Modem architecture concept with high degree of flexibility for fast hardware and software upgrades and re-usability. Enabling technology to allow easy integration of new functionalities, like new air interface...

  • SINGLE-CHIP FREQUENCY CONVERTER (ARTES AT 5E.012)

     

    Objective:

    Objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test a single chip frequency converter for future LEO and MEO constellations that is capable of supporting various different ...

  • ELECTRIC PROPULSION TECHNOLOGIES OPERATING ON KRYPTON PROPELLANT (ARTES AT 4B.129)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to demonstrate, by test on breadboard hardware, the operation and performance of a hollow cathode, suitable for all types of electric propulsion systems, using Krypton propellant. The design objective should focus on reducing complexity while maintaining performance and lifetime.

    Targeted Improvements: A cathode life of greater than 10,000 operating hours and 7,500 cycles.Stable operation on K...

  • CYBER THREATS ON SATCOM NETWORKS AND IMPACTS ON THE GLOBAL SOCIETY ( ARTES FPE 1A.088) - EXPRO PLUS

    The activity is now focussed on identifying opportunities for Satcom networks, and investigating the implications on system design and operations, brought about by recent evolutions in the Cyber security environment.

    Many economic activities in modern society are dependent on secure telecommunication services, including those implemented using satellite telecommunication systems. Cyber security considerations are therefore gaining impor...

  • LARGE UNFURLABLE REFLECTOR SURFACE ASSEMBLY FOR KA-BAND APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 5B.169)

    Objective of the activity is to design, develop and verify an unfurlable reflector surface assembly suitable for use in large European antennas operating in the 20 35 GHz frequency range.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology development for a new source of unfurlable reflectors capable of generating the high gain, narrow beams needed in terabit/s high throughput satellite systems.

    Description: The next generation of high th...

  • DEMONSTRATOR OF MULTI-USER-DETECTION TECHNIQUES FOR MULTI-BEAM BROADBAND SYSTEMS (ARTES AT 3A.081)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to design and develop a low complexity receiver emulator supporting multi-user-detection techniques based on code division multiplexing. A system emulator shall be developed to demonstrate the achieved throughput improvements in networks supporting full frequency reuse.

    Targeted Improvements: To at least double the achievable beam peak throughput in a multi-beam broadband system compared to co...

  • SMA COMPATIBLE FAST LOCKING CONNECTOR (ARTES AT 5C.331)

    Objective of this activity is to develop fast locking connectors for cable assemblies compatible with standard SMA jack connectors.

    Targeted Improvements: Increased layout density for payload equipment in the order of 20% together with up to 10%-30% reduction in assembly, integration and testing (AIT) time of payloads.

    Description:Today SMA con...

  • MULTIFUNCTION HARNESS FOR ON-BOARD CONNECTIONS (ARTES AT 4A.071)

    The objectives of the activity are:

    • To reduce the number of DC and RF connection points in a telecom spacecraft.
    • To develop a recurring harnessing approach.
    • To develop new connector combining the characteristics of the different established formats in a single optimised design.

    Targeted Improvements:

    Reduction of the number of DC connection points by 50% and RF connection points by 15%.Reductio...

  • IMPLEMENTATION OF VIRTUALISED NETWORK FUNCTIONS (VNFS) FOR BROADBAND SATELLITE NETWORKS (ARTES AT 6A.054)

    Objective: To design, implement and validate a prototype of a Virtualised Network Functions:

    • Performance Enhancement Proxy (VNF-PEP)
    • To provide a reference implementation for different PEPenhanced algorithms and assess the performance in representative satellite scenarios.

    Targeted Improvements:

    VNFaaS (Virtual Network Functions as a Service) has...

  • ADS-B SATELLITE DETECTION TEST-BED (ARTES AT 3A.084)

    Objective:To design and develop a test bed to demonstrate the performance of novel ADS-B detection techniques by satellite.

    Targeted Improvements:To increase the performance of ADS-B satellite detection by 50% in highly congested airspaces.

    Description:The 1090 MHz Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR) channel is used by many different Air Traffic Control systems, such as SSR downlink, ADS-B, TIS-B, FIS-B. However, there are many ar...

  • PRE-ALIGNED NON-INTRUSIVE KU-BAND DIRECT-TO-HOME ANTENNA USING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING (ARTES AT 7B.038)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a Ku-band TV reception wall-mounted antenna that is eithercustomisable or self-aligning.
    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology to allow mass production of customised either self-aligned or flat-mounted aesthetic antenna.
    Description: Many private users are reluctant or are not allowed to install parabolic antennas due to installation inconveniences and/or aesthetic...

  • DIRECT PRINTING OF MECHANICAL AND THERMAL SENSORS ONTO SPACECRAFT HARDWARE (ARTES AT 4E.073)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to evaluate and test techniques of directly printing of strain and thermo-couples ontospacecraft parts as needed for payload equipment and propulsion hardware but not limited to.

    Targeted Improvements: The eliminationof the manual installation of sensors with its associated time reduction (about 20%). Higher reliability.

    Description:

    Today the installation of sensors is undertak...

  • CHEMICAL PROPULSION THRUSTERS BASED ON ADVANCED MATERIALS (ARTES AT 4B.127)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to demonstrate, by test on breadboard hardware, the potential improvement in specific impulse performance and hardware mass from using new high temperature materials for chemical propulsion thruster chambers and nozzles.

    Targeted Improvement...

  • DEMONSTRATOR OF PRECODING TECHNIQUES FOR FLEXIBLE BROADBAND SYSTEMS (ARTES AT 3C.014)

    The objective of the activity is to design and develop pre-coding techniques enabling up to 50% useful throughput increase of flexible satellite broadband systems. An emulator shall be developed to demonstrate the achieved throughput improvements.

    Targeted Improvements: To increase the useful (i.e. billable) throughput of a satellite broadband system (up to 50%).

    ...

  • BEAM-HOPPING BASED USER MODEM (ARTES AT 7B.036)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a ground user modem prototype to operate in a beam-hoppingbased satellite system.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technologies to identify and implement the required changes in the existing modem capabilities to be compatible with the beam-hopping technique.

    Description: Beam-hopping grants the satellite system a large flexibility in accommodating irregular and time-va...

  • DIGITAL SUN SENSOR FOR TELECOM MISSIONS (ARTES AT REF. 4C.046) - EXPRO PLUS

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to design and develop a new digital sun sensor for the telecom market, meeting the 180 degree field of view, dual redundancy, power and data interface needs.

    Targeted Improvements: Improving performance of sun acquisition in safe mode, in particular taking into account full-electric satellites with limited torque capacity. Simplification of the sun sensor design. Simplification of integration...

  • REAL-TIME SATELLITE NETWORK EMULATOR (ARTES AT 3A.082)

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to design and develop a real-time satellite network emulator for future constellations to allow the end-to-end performance assessment of:

    • Routing solutions
    • Transport protocols for broadband data delivery and web access over satellite
    • Caching mechanisms
    • Security solutions
    • Inter-satellite link characteristics, user link characteristics, andthe satellite te...