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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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  • 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)

    If the digital revolution may be defined in two words those would be electronics and connectivity. The wide range of consumer devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets, smart appliances, laptops, PCs, etc.) coupled with the access to the Internet has enabled a variety of applications that drive and shape the users' expectations, their usage patterns and ultimately their demands. Those demands require an ever-growing amount of bandwidth that puts...

  • 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...

  • COLLABORATIVE AND DYNAMIC APPROACHES TO INCREASING SPECTRUM UTILISATION (ARTES FPE 1D.018) - EXPRO+

    Frequency spectrum remains the most valuable asset of the satellite communications sector and of the wider industrial base it supports. Whilst technologies, applications, and services have developed continuously throughout the decades that Satcom has been a viable commercial endeavour, the underlying methodologies for allocating and sharing RF spectrum between systems have not evolved at the same pace.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • PHOTONIC LANTERN RECEIVER (ARTES AT 5C.392, SCYLIGHT SL.016) (ON DELEGATION REQUEST)

    The objective of this activity is to develop, manufacture and test an Engineering Model of a Photonic Lantern Receiver, reducing the complexity of the receiver for optical communication terminals by eliminating the complex pointing and tracking system (tip-tilt mirror) that is otherwise needed to efficiently collect the light onto a fast photodetector.

    Targeted Improvements: Enab...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ARTIFICIAL-INTELLIGENCE-ASSISTED PERFORMANCE AND ANOMALY DETECTION AND DIAGNOSTIC (ARTES AT 5C.390)

    The objective of this activity is to develop a machine-learning-based detection method for anomalies of RF measurement of payload equipment and complex antenna systems (e.g. full-satellite, payload), such as active antennas for constellations as used for Space and Ground. A test-bed shall be developed to evaluate the performance of the machine-learning algorithm developed.

    Targeted Improvements:- Enabling development of machine assisted...

  • 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:...

  • FEED SYSTEM ENABLING SINGLE REFLECTOR BEAM HOPPING ANTENNA FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT SATELLITES (ARTES AT 5B.168) (RE-ISSUE 1-8970)

    The objective is to design an antenna system capable of generating multiple hopped or switched antenna beams from a combined transmit/receive aperture, or from one aperture operating in transmit mode and one in receive mode, and to verify its critical functions.

    Targeted Improvements: Decrease the number of antenna apertures and the associated cost by a factor of greater than two...

  • HYBRID NAVIGATOR FOR TELECOMMUNICATION MISSIONS (ARTES AT 4C.051)

    On Delegation Request (formerly called Priority 2)

    The objective is to develop, manufacture and test a hybrid navigatorfor telecommunication missions, aiming at implementing a navigation unit composed of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver and an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) in the same board.

    Targeted Improvements:Reduction of harness, mass (40%) and volume (50%) of the combined unit,Improvement of integratio...

  • MULTI-DIMENSIONAL TWO-PHASE HEAT PIPE NETWORK ARTES AT 4D.061)

    The objective of the activity is to develop a two-phase multi-dimensional heat pipe network breadboard enabling 30% improved thermal performance.Thermal models shall be developed to assist in the design and shall be validated on the breadboard.

    Targeted Improvements:Improve the thermal performance by more than 30% compared to state of the art.

    Description: Conventional heat pipe networks use two types of heat pipes. Long heat pip...

  • ON-BOARD FEED CHAIN FOR COMBINED Q, V-BAND FEEDER AND KA-BAND USER LINKS (ARTES AT 5B.193)

    The objective of this activity is to develop, manufacture and test a feed chain assembly for Very High Throughput Satellite (VHTS) applicationsincluding telecommunication and tracking channels, for combined Q, V-band feeder and Ka-band user links.

    Targeted Improvements: Elimination of a dedicated Q, V-band feeder link antenna; Reduction of the number of feeds of about 10%.

    Description:Upcoming Very-High-Throughput Satellite (VHTS...

  • ASSESSMENT OF RELIABLE HIGH DATA RATE OPTICAL LINKS UNDER STRONG ATMOSPHERIC TURBULENCE CONDITIONS (SCYLIGHT SL.013)

    The objective of this study is to investigate optical technologies and techniques enabling reliable high data rate optical transmission through the atmosphere (>100Gbps) in a scenario representative (in terms of link attenuation and optical turbulence) of an optical link between a telecom satellite and an Optical Ground Station for elevation angles down to 5deg.

    Targeted Impro...

  • SINGLE POLE MULTI-THROW KA-BAND MICROWAVE MONOLITHIC INTEGRATED CIRCUIT SWITCH FOR SIGNAL DISTRIBUTION, REDUNDANCY AND BEAM-HOPPING (ARTES AT 5C.386)

    Objective: To reduce the complexity of large signal routing switch matrices by developing a single-pole multi-throw switch Microwave Monolithic IntegratedCircuit (MMIC) in Ka-band with at least 8 switchable ports and an RF power handling in excess of 2 W, along with the associated packaging solution.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling building block technology with at least eight switchable ports integrated inside the same device. The curre...

  • 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...