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Contracts are gained via Invitation To Tender (ITT), issued by TIA. Refer to the link "Business with ARTES" to find out more about the ITT process. Click on the links below to find out which ITTs are currently open within ARTES AT. Intended ITTs are planned to be issued in the near future. ITTs classified as Priority 2 activities will only be initiated on the explicit request of at least one delegation.

If you would like to respond to a currently open ITT you will first have to register on esa-star as a potential bidder. Please register your interest in a currently open or planned ITT using the "Advanced Technology Expression of Interest" form available for download here.

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An overview of the latest ARTES AT Workplans is available here.

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  • COST-EFFECTIVE HIGH-GAIN CUBESAT ANTENNAS (PRIORITY 2) (ARTES AT 5B.165)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to develop cost-effective high gain antennas for inter-satellite links between cubesats.

    Targeted Improvements: 1. Increased gain compared to the already proposed Bulls Eye Medium Gain antenna (>10 dB)2. Increased compactness compared to other 60 GHz high gain antennas (HGA)Using the described manufacturing technologies a mass reduction of 50% can be expected. It should be noted that for 6...

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

    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...

  • LARGE OFFSET-FED DEPLOYABLE REFLECTOR FOR SMALL SATELLITES (ARTES AT 5B.190)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a large Ka-band reflector antenna concept (1 m to 3 m, scalable up to5 m) for small satellites(50 to 150Kg) in low earth orbit. Large offset reflector concepts with a low stowage ratio (less than 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm) shall be studied and tradedoff. A demonstrator shall be designed, manufactured and tested.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling European independence with respect to...

  • COMPACT BROADBAND INPUT FILTERS AT C AND KU BAND BASED ON DIELECTRIC MATERIALS (ARTES AT 5C.379)

    The objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test compact broadband input filters at C-band and at Ku-band based ondielectric materials.Advanced manufacturing processes shall be employed for the engineering models to reduce the number of piece parts.

    Targeted Improvements:Footprint reduction of C-band and Ku-band input filters by 50% whilst maintaining all electrical performance parameters in comparison to the currentsta...

  • SIMULATOR OF VERY HIGH THROUGHPUT SATELLITE WITH FLEXIBLE PAYLOAD (ARTES AT 3A.105)

    The objective of the activity is to develop and validate an end-to-end performance simulator for flexible very high throughput satellites embarking activeantennas and digital processors. The simulator will assess the payload performance in the far field with real signal excitation and it will focus on thepayload architectural and functional performance.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling simulator to support the design, performance assessme...

  • LIGHTWEIGHT, ACOUSTIC-LOAD-INSENSITIVE MILLIMETRE-WAVE ANTENNA REFLECTOR (ARTES AT 5B.189)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a lightweight millimetre-wave antenna reflector with minimal or no sensitivity to acousticloading. The reflector shall be scalable to diameters of up to 3 metres and be compatible with Ka- to W-band operation.

    Targeted Improvements:Reduction of mass per reflector area by a factor of 2.

    Description: Next-generation telecommunication satellites such as Very-High-Throughp...

  • TECHNIQUE FOR LOCATING PASSIVE INTER-MODULATION SOURCES (ARTES AT 5B.188)

    The objective of this activity is to develop fast testing techniques for on-board antennas to locate radiated and conducted sourcesof Passive Inter-Modulation (PIM) products. Validation of the PIM location technique shall be performed on representative hardware.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling fast identification of the locations of PIM sources in assembled antennas during satellite assembly, integration and test (AIT). Potential time s...

  • COMPACT 8 KV CLASS HIGH VOLTAGE PLANAR TRANSFORMER FOR ELECTRONIC POWER CONDITIONING UNITS (ARTES AT 5C.382)

    The objective of this activity is to design and to develop a high voltage power transformer in planar technology for Electronic Power Conditioning Units(EPC) used to drive travelling wave tubes. The aim is to develop a novel transformer design solution not existing today in Europe for up to 8kV class ofEPCs. This will enable the next generation of compact EPCs. A transformer engineering model shall be designed, manufactured and tested to valid...

  • MULTI-BAND MICROWAVE MULTIPORT POWER COMBINER FOR GROUND TERMINALS (ARTES AT 7A.062)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a prototype of a wideband multiport (at least 16 input ports) power combiner for ground terminals operating over multiple frequency bands (C, X, Ku and Ka).

    Targeted Improvements:- Enabling the use of multiport amplifiers deploying single wideband HPAs (20W combined output power) and graceful degradation in comparison to today's state of the art multiplexed solution with H...