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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  • KA-BAND SOLID STATE AMPLIFIERS FOR HIGH VOLUME APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 5C.359)

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to develop a Ka-band solid state amplifier (SSPA) architecture suitable for high volumeapplications and all types of emerging Ka-band payloads.

    Targeted Improvements:Modular SSPA concept that allows the maximum re-useof European building blocks; Spin-in of common building blocks covering the Ka-band SSPA market for future constellations and emerging nanosatellite needs.

    Description:Requi...

  • VERY LOW EARTH ORBITS (VLEO) FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS (ARTES FPE 1B.127) - EXPRO PLUS

    Recent research in propulsion technology combined with active aerodynamic concepts have led to the concept of spacecraft operating in Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO). Using such an approach, a satellite could stay in an orbit of less than 200 km (i.e. lower than conventional LEO), for an extended duration in spite of the aerodynamic drag.

    Satellite communication services operating from VLEO would benefit from the improved link budget and l...

  • ELECTRIC PUMP FED PROPELLANT SUPPLY FOR GEO SATELLITE BI-PROPELLANT CHEMICAL PROPULSION SYSTEMS (ARTES AT 4B.146)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test an electric pump fed propellant supply system. The testing is expected to be performed under representative load conditions (e.g. with an existing bi-propellant thruster),.

    Targeted Improvements:

    • Reduction of feed system complexity by up to 80%
    • Reduction of the chemical propulsion system dry mass by up to 20 kg;
    • Improvedfeed pressure control i...

  • INTER SATELLITE LINK V-BAND SOLID STATE POWER AMPLIFIER MODULE (ARTES AT 5C.381)

    The objective of the activity is to design, develop and test an enabling inter satellite link V- Band solid state power amplifier module breadboard delivering 10W saturated power with better than 15% efficiency for Intersatellite RF links of at least 10Gbps over a distance of 1000 km.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling technology development for RF Intersatellite links achieving 10Gbps and beyond in the 1000 km distance range.

    Descri...

  • AIR INTERFACE DEVELOPMENT FOR ULTRA-LOW POWERED INTERNET OF THINGS SATELLITE APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 6B.058)

    The objective of the activity is to design, develop and test an air interface enabling the reduction of the RF transmit power of remote Internet of Things (IoT) terminals connected directly to satellites.

    Targeted Improvements:To reduce by an order ofmagnitude the RF transmit power at the remote terminal.

    Description:Compared to the existing Internet-of-Things (IoT) solutions that often occupy a relatively small uplink spectrum,...

  • ELECTRIC ORBIT RAISING RADIATION ENVIRONMENT AND SOLAR ARRAY DEGRADATION (ARTES AT 4F.126)

    The objective of the activity is to develop a radiation model taking into account the local radiation environment and solar cell technology to predict, within an absolute accuracy of 2%, the remaining solar cell power factor, taking into account the radiation induced degradation encountered in electric orbit raising (EOR) missions. The model shall be validated on coupons manufactured to engineering model level.

    Targeted Improvements:Rea...

  • IN ORBIT SERVICING, ASSEMBLY, AND MANUFACTURE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TELECOM MISSIONS ( ARTES FPE 1B.124)

    This activity will study the technical and business aspects of in-orbit integration of GEO satellites and the 3D printing in orbitof some of their largest structures.

  • ACTIVE DEBRIS RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR LEO COMMUNICATIONS MISSIONS (ARTES FPE 1B.126) - EXPRO PLUS

    The last few years have seen considerable levels of Satcom sector activity aimed at developing systems for deployment into Low Earth Orbit. There is continued progress in the emerging communications constellations sector, with the launch of proof-of-concept or mission validation spacecraft by two projects in the last year, the formation of further strategic partnerships with the established GEO satellite operator community, further steps in es...

  • SOLID REFLECTOR WITH METAL MESH AS THE REFLECTIVE SURFACE (ARTES AT 5B.183)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a side-deployable reflector with metal mesh as the reflective surface and a solid backing structure.

    Targeted Improvements:Lightweight antenna reflectors with a significant mass reduction of 25% when compared to state-of-the-art reflectors, a shaping capability, very low reflective loss and low acoustic load sensitivity.

    Description:Current state-of-art side-deploya...

  • DEMONSTRATOR OF FLEXIBLE, HIGH CAPACITY PAYLOAD FOR GEOSTATIONARY BROADBAND MULTIMEDIA MISSIONS (ARTES AT 5A.070) (RE-ISSUE of ITT 1-8965)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and validate a scalable, generic and flexible payload architecture for high capacity geostationary broadband multimedia missions based on active array antennas and suitable for use in a beam hopping system.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology development to increase the readiness to implement highly flexible, high capacity, geost...

  • HIGH THROUGHPUT OPTICAL NETWORK (HYDRON) (SCYLIGHT SL.021)

    The objectives of this Phase A study are:

    1. To investigate the end-to-end system architectures of a high throughput system (Terabit/second, minimal 100Gigabit/second) needed to enable the seamless extension of the terrestrial fibre networks into space (fibre inthe sky).
    2. To identify the key elements of the system architecture (e.g., optical feeder links, high data rate Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) optical inter-sate...

  • RECONFIGURABLE SYSTEM-ON-A-CHIP FOR FUTURE TELECOM CONSTELLATIONS (ARTES AT 4G.024)

    The objective of this activity is to develop, manufacture and test a reconfigurable and scalable avionics architecture that will integrate the majority of the spacecraft platform functions into a single reprogrammable System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), with embedded multicore processors. Platform functions include command and telemetry processing, attitudeand orbit control including star tracker processing,memory mana...

  • RESOURCE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR SATELLITE SYSTEMS BASED ON ACTIVE ANTENNA (ARTES AT 3A.107)

    The objective of the activity is to develop resource management techniques capable of exploiting active antennas to maximise the system throughput bycontinuously matching the distribution of the satellite capacity on ground to the geographic distribution of the traffic demand and following its variationsin time. The activity will develop a system demonstrator to validate the techniques and to assess their performance.

    Targeted Improveme...

  • LOW PROFILE MULTIPLE BEAM KU-BAND DIRECT-TO-HOME (DTH) ANTENNA (ARTES AT 7B.046)

    The objective of the activity is to develop a switchable beam-pointing solution for low-profile Direct-To-Home (DTH) antennas, as an alternative to reflector based multiple feed DTH antennas. A prototype of a low profile Ku-band DTH antenna shall be designed, manufactured and tested in order to validate the proposed solution and demonstrate the concept.

    Targeted Improvements:Reduction of the mechanical form factor, complexity and instal...

  • MINIATURISED KU- AND KA-BAND FILTERS FOR ON-BOARD PROCESSOR-BASED PAYLOADS (ARTES AT 5C.388)

    The objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test miniaturised Ku- and Ka-band RF filters integrating a wide-band differential interface for on-board digital signal processors.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology development of miniaturized Ku- and Ka-band filters with a wide-band differential interface not existing today in Europe. Footprint reduction by 30%of pre- and post- processor modules.

    Description:...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 CC - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - WORKPLANS EMITS / WEBSITE

    A key role of ESA within the satellite telecommunications sector is to promote high levels of Research and Development activity within Participating State industry to help ensure both their preparedness and competitiveness in both the short and long terms.

    ARTES Core Competitiveness Element Programme Component A Advanced Technology (ARTES AT) is concerned with the early development stages of new systems and the exploitation of new and p...

  • 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...