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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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  • 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...

  • DEMONSTRATOR OF A FLEXIBLE, HIGH THROUGHPUT PAYLOAD FOR LOW EARTH ORBIT BROADBAND MULTIMEDIA MISSIONS (ARTES AT 5A.069)

    Objective of the activity is to develop and validate a scalable, generic and flexible payload architecture for enhanced capacity, low earth orbit broadband multimedia missions based on active array antennas.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology developmentto increase the readiness to implement highly flexible, enhanced capacity, low earth orbit, broadband multimedia missions using active array antenna technology.

    Descriptio...

  • LOW-PROFILE PHASED ARRAY ANTENNA FOR PROFESSIONAL TERMINALS FOR BROADBAND GEO SYSTEMS (ARTES AT 7A.042)

    The objective of this activity is to design, build and test two (one for Ka- and one for Q-/V-band) bi-dimensional (2-D)phased array demonstrators produced in a low-profile technology for the professional market.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology to allow the use of millimetre-wave technology in phase array antennas for the professional market.

    Description: The offeringof the new satellite communication systems are putti...

  • SATELLITE BACKHAULING PROTOTYPE FOR FUTURE NARROW BAND INTERNET OF THINGS (NB-IOT) NETWORKS (ARTES AT 6B.041)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a prototype mini system (gateway and terminal) capable of providing satellite backhauling services for future NB-IoT.

    Targeted Improvements:Enables new satellite communication services forbackhaulingM2M and Internet-of-Things communications.

    Description:Many terrestrial M2M/IoT needs are currently served with so-called LPWAN (Low Power Wide Area Networks). It is howeve...

  • 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...

  • SIMULATOR FOR MANAGING INTERFERENCE BETWEEN NGSO CONSTELLATIONS AND GSO (ARTES AT 3A.087 FORMER PRIORITY 2)

    The objective of this activity is to design and develop a software tool to: (1) assess the inter-system interference among NGSO and GSO satellite networks (NGSO to/from GSO and NGSO to/from NGSO); (2) devise technologies and techniques for making coexistence of NGSO and GSO satellite networks possible and to assess their effectiveness; and (3) assess whether multiple NGSO broadband networks can coexist in the same frequency band.

    Target...

  • AGILE KA-BAND TRANSMIT FILTERS FOR COMPACT FLYAWAY USER TERMINALS (ARTES AT REF. 7A.040)

    The objective of this activity is to design, develop and test a Ka-band filter enabling compact flyaway user terminals operations across regions and frequencies.

    Targeted Improvements: Alternative tuneable filters could provide mass and size reductionof about 30% at terminal level.

    Description: The flyaway terminal market is demanding for new solutions able to quickly change region and reconfigure the terminal for a different spo...

  • 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...

  • ARTES CC - ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY - WORKPLAN 2017

    A key role of ESA in telecommunications is to promote a significant level of RD activities to ensure the readiness and competitiveness of European industry in the short and long term.ARTES Advanced Technology (ARTES AT), is the Agencys main programme for preparatory development of satellite communications, and it covers the long-term RD activities.

    ARTES AT activities contain significantamount of industrial research and technical risk a...

  • COMPACT DIPLEXERS FOR MULTIBAND USER TERMINALS (ARTES AT REF. 7A.041)

    Objective: This activity shall design and test two diplexer compatible for seamless integration with Outdoor Units.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology to allow antenna sharing of two frequency bands compatible with monolithic circuit fabrication

    .Description: Multi-band user terminal capability is a requirement which is typical of global mobile access (e.g. maritime, aeronautical) or fixed services where High-Throughput S...

  • DEMONSTRATOR OF MULTI-USER-DETECTION TECHNIQUES FOR MULTI-BEAM BROADBAND SYSTEMS (ARTES AT 3A.081)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to design and develop a low complexity receiver emulator supporting multi-user-detection techniques based on code division multiplexing. A system emulator shall be developed to demonstrate the achieved throughput improvements in networks supporting full frequency reuse.

    Targeted Improvements: To at least double the achievable beam peak throughput in a multi-beam broadband system compared to co...

  • POWER PROCESSING UNIT SWITCH-ON STRATEGY AFTER SPACECRAFT SEPARATION (ARTES AT REF. 4F.099) (RE-ISSUE OF ITT 1-8866)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to allow Power Processing Unit (PPU) switch on as quickly as possible after spacecraft separation.

    Targeted Improvements: To avoid long drifts during mission phases (days).

    Description: High power units like PPUs havethe risk of Corona at first start-up if the pressure is too high. Traditionally, such units are therefore only switched on after several days of depressurization and outgas...

  • 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...

  • 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...