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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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  • 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...

  • COMPACT FUEL LINES TECHNOLOGIES FOR USE IN ROTARY JOINTS (ARTES AT 4B.128 RE-ISSUE OF ITT 1-8959)

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to prove the feasibility of using fuel rotary joints for electric propulsion, by designing, manufacturing and testing a solution able to be potentially embedded as part of an electric propulsion mechanism hinge.

    Targeted Improvements:Simplification and optimization of mechanism design.Reduction of hinge mass by 10% (a hundred grams, with severalhinges used by appendage), with an additional ben...

  • OPTICAL FEEDER-UPLINK PRE-COMPENSATION BASED ON DOUBLE-STARS (ARTES AT 3B.035)

    Objective:The objective of this activity is to carry out a measurement campaign and develop waveform pre-compensation model based on information coming from double-stars.

    Targeted Improvements:To enable optical feeder uplinks by using the downlink information from telecommunication satellites to measure and pre-compensate the tip/tilt waveform distortion.

    Description:Optical satellite links suffer multiple distortions when crossi...

  • ENERGY EFFICIENT USER TERMINALS FOR MASSIVE UNCOORDINATED ACCESS VIA SATELLITE (ARTES AT 7B.043)

    The objective of the activity is to design and demonstrate solutions for compact and energy efficient Machine to Machine(M2M) user terminals for direct access via satellite. The aim is to jointly optimize the antenna architecture together with the novel access schemes at physical and access layer for global access network targeting low duty cycle and low volume traffic in one or multiple frequency bands.

    Targeted Improvements:Enabling r...

  • DEPLOYABLE 10-DBI-CLASS-GAIN UHF ANTENNA FOR NANO-SATELLITES (ARTES AT 5B.176)

    Objective:The objective of the activity is to design, develop, build and test a compact 10-dBi-class-gain deployable UHF antenna for machine-to-machine nano-satellite missions.

    Targeted Improvements:Improvement of the directivity by a factor of 2-3 in comparison to today's state of the art whilst staying within a stowage volume of 1U (10x10x10 cubic cm).

    Description:Today, machine-to-machine missions using nano satellites are fea...

  • FLEXIBLE RESOURCE ALLOCATION TECHNIQUES FOR NGSO CONSTELLATIONS (ARTES AT 3A.095)

     

    Objective:

    The objectives of the activity are to develop a resource management algorithm able to optimise the allocation of resources of a non-Geostationary (NGSO) satellite co...

  • HOLLOW CATHODE FOR ELECTRIC PROPULSION USING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES (ARTES AT 4B.137)

    Objective:The objective is to develop cathode assemblies for electric engines, using Advanced Manufacturing (e.g. 3D printing). Besides, the objectives include the reduction of part count number, and the increase of performance in terms of lifetime, robustness to mechanical environment, mass, reliability and electrical performance.

    Targeted Improvements:Develop a European cathode suitable for mass production with the following improveme...

  • HEAT PIPES AS SPACECRAFT STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS (ARTES AT 4D.056)

    Objective:The objective is to study the use of heat pipes as structural elements in order to stiffen the spacecraft structure.

    Targeted Improvements:Mass reduction of 20% of structure elements with respect to state of the art current architecture (due to less conservative design)Reduction Assembly and Integration complexity (as heat pipes could replace some existing structural brackets).

    Description:In current spacecraft design,...

  • OPTICAL WIRELESS ON-BOARD DATA TRANSMISSION "LIGHT FIDELITY" (LIFI) FOR TELECOM SPACECRAFT (ARTES AT AND SCYLIGHT 4G.023)

    Objective:The objective is to demonstrate the suitability of LiFi as a physical layer for data handling within telecom satellite electrical architecture.

    Targeted Improvements:Reduction of the harness mass by 30%.Reduction of the Assembly Integration and Testtime by one week or more.

    Description:One of the challenges on a telecom spacecraft is to accommodate bundles of wires within complex harnesses. Wireless technologies will si...

  • SIMULATOR FOR MANAGING INTERFERENCE BETWEEN NGSO CONSTELLATIONS AND GSO (ARTES AT 3A.087) (ON DELEGATION REQUEST)

    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...

  • DIELECTRIC HIGH POWER OUTPUT DE-MULTIPLEXER AT KU/KA-BAND (ARTES AT 5C.361)

    The objective of this activity is to develop a compact dielectric high power output de-multiplexer for Ka-band multibeamsystems and to evaluate the concept by means of Ku-band and Ka-band engineering models.

    Targeted Improvements: 30% footprint reduction with respect to state of the art solutions.

    Description: In current multi-beam (Ka/Ku-band) systems a single Travelling...

  • LOW LOSS WAVEGUIDES COVERING HIGH FREQUENCY BANDS (ARTES AT 5C.351)

    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 i...