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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  • 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:...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • LOW LOSS WAVEGUIDES COVERING HIGH FREQUENCY BANDS (ARTES AT 5C.351) RE-ISSUE ITT 1-9262

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SATELLITE AIR INTERFACE FOR RAILWAY CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS (ARTES AT 3C.018)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and demonstrate a satellite air interface for railway control communications. The activity will validate the development using realistic packet level simulations and will implement a transceiver in software-defined radio.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling railway control communications over satellite.

    Description:The European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) is an initiative supporte...

  • 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...

  • 3GPP NARROW-BAND INTERNET-OF-THINGS (NB-IOT) USER SENSOR INTEGRATION INTO SATELLITE NETWORKS (ARTES AT 3A.106)

    The objective of the activity is to develop a demonstrator of a satellite system where 3GPP NB-IoT user sensors are fully integrated. The demonstrator will consist of an on-board transceiver prototype integrated in a test bed capable of emulating a number of users and channel impairments to demonstrate the system's performance in realistic conditions.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling the integration of 3GPP NB-IoT user sensors into satel...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • WIDEBAND RF OVER IP DEMONSTRATOR (ARTES AT 6B.055)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to develop and test a breadboard of a RF over IP acquisition/generation demonstrator for instantaneous signal bandwidthup to 5GHz, jointly with an adaptive compression technique with the scope to minimise the IP data rate required to transmit a given RF bandwidth.

    Targeted Improvements:Increase of instantaneous bandwidth from 220MHz to 5GHz of RF over IP acquisition/generation units.

    De...

  • MULTI-SCALE HEAT PIPE NETWORK FOR ACTIVE ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 4D.063)

    The objective of the activity is to develop an interconnected heat pipe network with pipes of adapted sizes, heat transport capacity and heat flux capability to reduce thermal gradients and thermal interfaces. In order to evaluate and demonstrate the performance improvements a scaled engineering model of a heat pipe network, as needed for active antenna array applications, shall bedesigned, manufactured and tested.

    Targeted Improvements...

  • ON BOARD PROCESSORS FOR REGENERATIVE PAYLOADS (ARTES AT 5C.383)

    The objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test an On-board Processor (OBP) for the use in regenerative payloads in LEO constellations.

    Targeted Improvements: Increase the processing power of on-board regenerative processors by 20%.

    Description: The current generation of regenerative processors for the GEO SATCOM market are us...

  • LIGHTWEIGHT DEPLOYABLE RADIATORS (ARTES AT 4D.062)

    The objective of this activity is to enlarge the spacecraft radiator area by unfolding respectively deploying lightweight radiator extensions. This increases the thermal heat radiation capability of the spacecraft. A deployable radiator breadboard shall be developed, manufactured and tested.

    Targeted Improvements: Reduction of mass per dissipated power to 15kg/kW, i.e. by a facto...

  • 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 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...