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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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  • HIGH Q DIELECTRIC RESONATORS (ARTES AT 5C.335) EXPRO+

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to develop and experimentally verify high performance dielectric resonators with a quality factor (Q) times frequency (f) figure of merit (Qf) of at least 250,000 GHz for use in input and output multiplexers.

    Targeted Improvements:Develop enabling technology for a new source of high Q dielectric resonators.

    25% increase in Q factor with respect to currently available European material....

  • W- TO KA-BAND FREQUENCY CONVERTER (ARTES AT 5C.363)

    Objective: The objective is to design, build, and test an engineering model of a W to Ka-band frequency converter for future telecom payloads.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology for future telecom systems based on the use of W-band for the gateway links.

    Description:A trend in ultra-high throughput systems is to employ high frequency bands (e.g., Q/V-band) for the gateway links in order to enhance the overall system throu...

  • Q-/V-BAND ANTENNA FOR AERONAUTICAL APPLICATIONS (ARTES AT 7C.048)

    The objective of the activity is to design, manufacture and test a Q-/V-band antenna to be embarked on civilian aviationfleets in order to increase the data rate available for the end users.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling European technology development of a Q/V band antenna with smaller SWaP (size, weight and power), lower profile and drag than the current Ka band solutions.

    Description:The use of higher frequencies is becoming...

  • SPIN-IN OF 3GPP TERRESTRIAL RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY FOR SATCOM (ARTES AT 3C.017)

    Objective: The objective of this activity is to adapt and reuse the 3GPP (Release 13 and beyond) terrestrial radio access technologies in satellite systems in order to significantly simplify the implementation of the emerging satellite networks and the integration of satellite and terrestrial networks. The adapted technologies will be implemented and demonstrated in a combined hardware/software verification platform.

    Targeted Improvemen...

  • RAPID CALIBRATION AND TESTING FOR ACTIVE ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 7B.044)

    The objective of the activity is to elaborate, design and verify an antenna gain measurement system suited for rapid calibration and characterisation of active planar ground terminal antennas, which are series produced. The ground terminal antennas will operate in Ku and Ka-band.

    Targeted Improvements:Time reduction of more than 90% of the overall antenna measurement and calibration step when compared to conventional measurement methods...

  • PASSIVE DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FOR 1000-FIXED-BEAM-CLASS KA-BAND ACTIVE ANTENNAS (ARTES AT 5B.180)

    The objective of the activity is to develop a passive low-power distribution network to support 1000-fixed-beam-class Ka-band antennas.

    Targeted Improvements: Enabling technology development for beam forming networks capable of handling 1000 fixed beams.

    Description:

    Emerging new telecom applications for Very-High-Throughput-Satellites (i.e. ICE programme) require a very high number of beams (i.e. about 1000). State-of-the...

  • HIGH SPECTRAL PURITY REFERENCE GENERATOR FOR FLEXIBLE LOCAL OSCILLATORS (ARTES AT 5C.362)

    The objective of this activity is to design, manufacture and test a high spectral purity reference generator circuit enabling spurious free (or below the phase noise) operation of commercial of-the-shelf frequency synthesizers without phase noise degradation.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling technology development of high spectral purity reference generators not existing today with spurious level below phase noise and no phase noise degra...

  • RADIO-FREQUENCY (RF) FEEDS WITH INTEGRATED RF, MECHANICAL AND THERMAL FUNCTIONS (ARTES AT 5B.182)

    The objective of the activity is to develop, manufacture and test a complex, thermally stable, high power broadcast feedand its support structure with a reduced number of manufactured parts, and ideally as a single piece.

    Targeted Improvements:20% mass reduction compared to equivalent state of the art RF feeds, with fewer parts and reduced complexity in terms of design, assembly and integration.

    Description:

    Antenna feeds,...

  • ACCURATE G/T CHARACTERISATION OF Q-, V- AND W-BAND GROUND STATIONS (ARTES AT 6B.046)

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to develop the methodology for the characterisation of Ground station G/T based on the use of radio stars (like the sun or the moon) up to W band.

    Targeted Improvements:Procedures for calibration of a ground station with radio stars taking into account the atmospheric absorption and solar emissions.

    De...

  • MASSIVE-USER COMMUNICATION DEMONSTRATOR (ARTES AT 3C.016)

    Objective: The objective of the activity is to design, develop and test a proof of concept for a M2M broadcast system based on commercial-of-the-shelf low-power terrestrial machine-to-machine communication standards. The activity shall use model-based system engineering methodology. The activity shall deliver an end-to-end hardware test bed to validate the broadcast system. This shall includetraffic generation tools, uplink gateway, satellite...