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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.

A Summary Table for all planned ARTES AT workplan activities is available here for download to registered users residing within participating Member States.

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

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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  • SOFTWARE DEFINE RADIO (SDR) 'MAKERSPACE' FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION (ARTES AT 6B.042)

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to enable rapid prototyping and implementation of early proof of concepts using Software Design Radio (SDR) technology.

    Targeted Improvements:Significant time reduction to develop and produce ground and user segment SDR prototypes

    Description:Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology allows for a rapid prototyping of air interfaces, flexibility in the selection of the frequency bands and...

  • DEMONSTRATOR OF FLEXIBLE, HIGH CAPACITY PAYLOAD FOR GEOSTATIONARY BROADBAND MULTIMEDIA MISSIONS (ARTES AT 5A.070)

    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, geostationary, broadband multimedia missions using active array...

  • OUTDOOR UNIT (ODU) FOR SATCOM NEXT GENERATION NON-GEO SATELLITES (ARTES AT 7B.037)

    To design, develop and test a plug-and-play, self-scanning outdoor unit for the consumer market.

    Targeted Improvements:This is an enabling technology development for a new outdoor unit.

    Description: There are commercial initiatives based on the use of hundreds of small satellites in low earth and medium earth orbit (LEO/MEO) capable to provide global broadband coverage with minimum service latency.

    A key element of the sys...

  • PLANAR FERRITE SWITCHES ENABLING HIGHLY INTEGRATED PASSIVE SWITCH NETWORKS (ARTES AT REF. 5C.330)

    Objective:This activity aims to design, develop and experimentally verify a low power planar ferrite switch including drive electronics.

    Targeted Improvements:Footprint reduction of 40% in the RF section with respect to standard ferrite switches. Enabling highintegration of redundancy rings.

    Description:There is pressure from payload primes and their customers to reduce the size and mass of payload hardware to allow a higher inte...

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

    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 when compared to today's conventional solution.

    De...

  • DEMONSTRATOR OF ADVANCED PHYSICAL LAYER TECHNIQUES FOR UNICAST BROADBAND APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 3C.013)

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to design and develop physical and medium access control (MAC) layer techniques for unicast services to significantly improve the forward link throughput of satellite broadband systems. An emulator shall be developed todemonstrate the achieved throughput improvements.

    Targeted Improvements:To improve the useful throughput of satellite broadband networks by up to a factor of 2

    Description...

  • HIGH EFFICIENCY KU-BAND SSPA (ARTES AT 5C.329)

    Objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and experimentally verify a multi-purpose Ku-band High Power Amplifier (HPA) building block and to assess the overall performance of a linearized Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA) based on this HPA.

    Targeted Improvements: Power added efficiency at SSPA level equivalent to a linearized travelling wave tube amplifier in multicarrier operation, i.e. in the range of 45% for the multicarri...

  • VHF SHIP BORNE TERMINAL INTEGRATING SURVEILLANCE AND DATA EXCHANGE SERVICES (ARTES AT 7C.047)

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a ship-borne user terminal prototype that integrates the Automatic Identification System (AIS), VHF Data Exchange (VDE) and Application Specific Messaging (ASM) functionalities into one single unit.

    Targeted Improvements:Allowing seamless operation of the AIS/VDE/ASM links for both terrestrial and satellite components.Facilitating the adoption of maritime satellite...

  • FULLY ADAPTIVE RF LINEARISER FOR HIGH POWER AMPLIFIERS (ARTES AT 5C.303) RE-ISSUE OF ITT 1-8789

    Objective: Design, manufacture and test an RF pre-distorter based on a single-chip, for High Power Amplifiers, that is able to linearize in a closed-loop operation telecommunication multi-carrier signals

    Targeted Improvements:

    • New market opportunities for the MSS / FSS / BSS market.
    • Fully adaptive and flexible pre-distortion capabilities for different traffic scenarios and for signals with bandwidths >36 MHz....

  • HIGHLY EFFICIENT HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR CROSSING HEAT PIPES (ARTES AT REF. 4D.050)

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to develop compact and highly efficient heat exchangers for crossing heat pipes.

    Targeted Improvements:The main benefits of this development are:

    • The reduction of the thermal gradient within the heat pipe network ofup to 10 deg. C, depending on the power dissipation; and
    • A heat pipe network with uniform height equal to a single heat pipe height,i.e. the height of the heat p...

  • ACTUATOR WITH HIGH RESOLUTION MAGNETIC BRAKING - EXPRO PLUS (ARTES AT REF. 4E.072) (RE-ISSUE OF ITT 1-8885)

    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...

  • ARRAY ANTENNA GENERATING MULTIPLE FIXED WIDE BEAMS FOR LOW EARTH ORBIT (LEO) APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 5B.170) (RE-ISSUE OF 1-8961)

    The objective of the activity is to investigate relevant antenna concepts and manufacturing techniques enabling very lowcomplexity,medium gain array antenna capable of generating multiple fixed wide beams in future Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations with a large number of small satellites. A representative engineering model shall be manufactured and an RF test campaign shall beconducted tovalidate the developed concepts.

    Targeted Impr...

  • MEO KA BAND PROPAGATION CAMPAIGN (ARTES AT 3B.034 PRIORITY 2)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to characterise the atmospheric channel for MEO satcom systems in Ka band by performing a measurement campaign of at least two years. The results will be made available for radio regulatory activities.

    Targeted Improvements: The activity will provide satellite manufacturers and operators of NGSO systems in Ka band (starting with MEO) with accurate channel models that would allow for more effi...